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Feb 24, 2010 09:49 AM

Quel domage, Chez Josephine!

Was in paris in october and with the help of this board, my mother and i ate like queens. By far our favorite meal was Chez L'ami Jean- the Eggs with mushrooms and rice pudding could let a girl die happy. But, we also loved Chez Josephine- the food and the bustle within!
My mom has decided to take my dad back in march - his first trip, her now second. They will be hitting L'ami Jean, and based on the board's chatter le regalade and Ze kichen Gallerie. They wanted to fill the 4th night with Chez Josephine but because of the odd days the restaurants are open and closed, they cant fit it in.
So, they need a substitute for classic french cooking and boisterous crowd that is open on the weekends. Le FLO brasseries are out, as we hit bofinger post opera and were largely unimpressed.
Any guidance is, as always, greatly appreciated you are all truly a plethora of knowledge.

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  1. Few restaurants are open on sundays. And many good ones, including Joséphine, are closed sat-sun. It's not strange: it's because they can. Chez Denise, La Régalade, Au Bon Accueil, to name but a few, do the same. Le Quincy even does mon-fri. In fact, Joséphine Chez Dumonet, being open every day mon-fri, including holidays, is open more often than most.

    Traditional, generous restaurants open every day include La Fontaine de Mars, Chez Georges on porte Maillot and La Rotisserie du Beaujolais on quai de la Tournelle.

    Chez l'Ami Jean is open on saturdays.

    1. Saturday or Sunday?
      Saturday (from
      Le Gaigne
      12, rue Pecquay, 4th (Metro: Rambuteau
      Closed Tuesday – thus open Saturday, Sunday on Mondays
      Menus at 16 and 22 €

      Passage 53
      53 Passage des Panoramas, 2nd (Metro: Grands Boulevards)
      T: 01 42 33 04 35
      Closed Sundays
      A la carte 38-44 €.

      Le Repaire de Cartouche
      8 blvd des Filles du Calvaire, 11th (Metro : Filles du Calvaire)
      T :
      Closed Sundays and Mondays
      Lunch menus 13 & 24 €, a la carte 35-45 €.

      15, rue Desnouettes, 15th, (Metro: Convention)
      Closed Sunday and Monday lunch
      Lunch menu 22-26, a la carte 35-45 €

      For Sundays (check rumors):
      Fables de la Fontaine
      131, rue Saint-Dominique, 7th (Metro : Ecole Militaire)
      T : 01 44 18 37 55
      A la carte about 40 €.

      Shan Gout
      22, rue Hector Malo, 12th (Metro: Gare de Lyon)
      Closed Mondays
      A la carte about 30 €

      Lao Lane Xang 2
      102, Ave d’Ivry, 13th (Metro: Tolbiac)
      T: 01 58 89 00 00
      Closed Wednesdays
      Lunch menu 10,80 €, 20–25 € à la carte

      44, rue Jean Pierre Timbaud, 11th
      T :
      Open 7/7
      Lunch menus 19.50-29.50 €, a la carte 30-35

      16-18, place Gaillon, 2nd (Metro: Quatre-Septembre)
      Open everyday
      Plat de jour 20 €, Lunch Menu 45 €, Menu-carte 67 €.

      Le Reminet
      3, rue des Grands-Degres, 5th (Metro : St Michel, Maubert-Mutualite)
      T :
      Open 7/7
      Lunch menu 13.50 €, dinner a la carte 40-60 €.

      2 Replies
      1. re: John Talbott

        Is Le Gaigne no longer open for dinner on Sunday?

        1. re: plafield

          Three weeks ago on a Sunday, Le Gaigne was closed. At souphie's suggestion, we dined that night at La Rotisserie du Beaujolais, and liked it . (And then there's also a favorite of ours that nobody here seems to mention -- Le Languedoc (in the outer 5eme) -- a simple neighborhood place that's especially charming on a Sunday.)