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Lazo Mar 16, 2010 08:15 AM

Well, seeing as you guys have been so helpful on previous requests I thought I'd try again for my next trip to Paris.

I'm coming over in a few weeks to run the marathon. I get hungry when I run marathons and I feel I deserve a good feed afterwards!!

Any suggestions for a late lunch around 3pm? Will lunch still generally be being served at that time?

The marathon finishes on Avenue Foch, but I will probably look to get back to our hotel in the 6th before heading out to lunch.

I'm happy to splurge a bit here and thinking michelin stars. possibly a good lunch deal at a relaxed 3 *.....?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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  1. Parigi RE: Lazo Mar 16, 2010 08:49 AM

    Treat yourself to a celebratory dinner at Ze Kitchen Galerie. (Better book now.)
    Besides having great food, the restaurant has no stairs to speak of, which post-marathoners should appreciate.
    The day after the marathon in Manhattan, a funny sight is all the young men limping and staggering in restaurants. (Maybe they are putting it on?)
    The French do not say any luck-related good wishes. Here people say: "merde !
    (Actually "break a leg" does not sound appropriate either.)

    1. John Talbott RE: Lazo Mar 16, 2010 09:08 AM

      It's April 11, a Sunday, thus no Ze.
      3 PM shouldn't be too great a problem on a Sunday at bigger places.
      If it were me I couldn't/wouldn't want to go up & down Metro stairs so I'd probably go nearby - Reminet might be too far, I'd also think of Lao Lane Xang II for comfort food if I could negotiate stairs.

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        Maximilien RE: Lazo Mar 16, 2010 09:17 AM

        You could go to the "Comptoir du Relais" (9 Carrefour de l'Odéon, 6th). and hope to get a table without having to wait too much.

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          Lazo RE: Lazo Mar 17, 2010 08:31 AM

          Thanks a lot for your suggestions. I especially like the idea of comptoir du relais. It seems they may stop serving at 3pm, so I could move a bit more quickly and get there for 2 or 2.30 - what do you think the realistic wait time on a sunday around then would be?

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