"Newer" bistro recommendations for May 2010?
We will be in Paris 12 may-15 may and return 22 may- 25 may. Both times therewill be a holiday. I would like some recommendations for a few newer places and perhaps 2 older ones not to be missed. Prefer a more relaxed atmosphere and superb traditional cuisine.
The original comment has been removed
OK: Here are the latest by my lights:
Le 23 Clauzel
23, rue Clauzel in the 9th (Metro: Trinite)
Plate of the day = 10, 2-courses = 15 and 3 = 18.50 Euros, other menu is 34 E.
52, rue Blanche in the 9th (Metro: Trinite)
Closed Saturday lunch and Sundays
Lunch menus at 15 and 25 and a 40 E carte but theyre cool about mix & matching
15, rue des Fosses Saint-Marcel in the 5th (Metro: St Marcel or Gobelins)
Closed Sunday and Monday night
Daily special costing 11, lunch formula 16 and a la carte 35
4, rue de Bercy, 12th (Metro: Cour St Emilion)
Closed Saturday noon and Sundays
A la carte about 30
Well I loved it and especially the company, but bistro and Del Burgo don't spring to mind together; for me it's a resto; instead I'd suggest 6.8 Le P'tit Caillou, 2 rue Maleville in the 8th, - 01.45.63.20.87, closed weekends and Monday nights, with lunch formulas at 22 (2 courses) and 25 (for 3), a la carte 41-51 E. This is a place for yesterday, today and tmrw.
re: John Talbott
Thank you John, I've enjoyed your blog. I am also interested in your recommendations for restos . We will be staying in the 7th (Hotel Ares Eiffel) and between the 5-6th ( Hotel Recamier) Breakfasts near to hotels , but lunch and dinner anywhere. Breakfast , lunch and dinner out. -we would like to have as much info as possible. May I ask your opinion of the Jules Verne ?
"May I ask your opinion of the Jules Verne ?"
You certainly may. I haven't eaten there since Alain took over concept-wise but my tribe has and loved it.
As for restos my top 10 as of Jan were:
Ze Kitchen Galerie/KGB
Table 28/Spring/whatever he calls it
Repaire & Cafe Cartouche
Lao Lane Xang II
The Constant Empire
If you're interested in my better half's - Colette's choices; She has separated them into two groups: A and B (there is some rapport between A and white table clothes and B with more casual, simple food, but she's hesitant to call them that) and her top ten at present are:
1. Ze Kitchen Galerie
3. Petit Marguery
4. Le Clocher Pereire
5. Repaire de Cartouche
4. Le Gaigne
5. Le Reminet
Just to update things, more recently I'd have to add Le P'tit Caillou (yesterday), Chez Grenouille, Chez La Vieille as Soup says, l'Agrume, Le Restaurant (the one on the Left not Right Bank) and Bouchon & Assiette. But the Year is Young, more beckon.