I may have better luck if I get the arrondisement right -- looking for good places to eat -- cafes, restaurants, bistros -- as well as good bakeries, chocolatiers, fromagerie etc in the area between Parc Monceau and Square Batignolles.
Not a great area for food: I'd discourage you from l'Escapade, Karl & Erick and Les Grandes Bouches and encourage you to walk/bus elsewhere in the 17th to Hide, Clocher Pereire, Rech and the Jardin d'Ampere.
Absolutely; I was thinking bvd Batignolles; so then that opens up the possibilities to
80, rue Lemercier, 17th (Metro : La Fourche)
T : 01.42.63.59.61
Closed Sundays and Mondays
Formula at lunch 27 €, menu 30 € (but many 3 € supplements)
17, rue Brochant in the 17th, (Metro: Brochant)
Lunch menu at 20, a la cart 40-60 €.
Le Bouchon et l'Assiette
127, rue Cardinet in the 17th
T: 01 42 27 83 93
Closed Sunday and Monday
3-course "menu" at 33-36 E
There is an excellent bakery on bd des Batignolles, acros the street from rue des Batignolles. On saturdays, the market on bd des Batignolles, at the same place, is the most beautiful in Paris, if also the most expensive (it's an all organic market. The guys with a "Demeter" sign do biodynamic stuff, some of which truly exceptional). The rue des Batignolles and the rue Legendre and mostly the rue des Moines are stuffed with excellent food shops of all sorts. Of course there is the market on rue de Lévis, which is OK, had a great cheese shop (I think it's an Androuet) and is open tue to sun morning, with a Monoprix open mondays. There is a Kayser on bd Malesherbes, close to Saint Augustin. There is the legendary Caves Augé for awesome wine, on bd Haussmann.
Not a great area for food, pfff... That's where I grew up!
appreciate all the good suggestions. we mostly shop and eat in -- my husband loves to forge a relationship with a local butcher and cheese shop etc -- but it would be nice to know a few places nearby -- we eat out for dinner about once a week when we are visiting -- and we will be in this area for two months this summer
my favorite lebanese is on Batignolles: Mont Libon, 42, boulevard des Batignolles (take away or eat in). otherwise, I second moving just a bit further and checking out Bistral or Bigarrade as noted by John above.
Also, I can't remember, but for grabbing little intersting things, the Be Boulangepicier is around Monceau - but not sure if it's past your boundries. (73 Boulevard de Courcelles)
Just had an amazing meal at L'Entredgeu (maybe a bit far from you, but in the 17th). Great deal too, 3 courses for 32 euro, lots of choices, wine starts at around 30/bottle.
Jardin d'Ampere (Hotel Ampere)
102, ave de Villiers in the 17th, (Metro: Wagram)
Closed Sundays at dinner
Costing 40-80 a la carte but with lunch formula/menus at 24 and 28 €.
4 rue Clause Debussy, 17th (Metro : Porte de Champarret)
T : 01.45.74.83.25
Closed Saturdays and Sundays
A la carte 40 €.
A strech tho:
273, bd Pereire, 17th (Metro: Porte Maillot)
A la carte 40 €.