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Apr 14, 2010 05:31 AM

Early Dining Near the Opera Bastille

I have tickets to the Opera Bastille, the performance begins at 7:30.
I'd like to grab a bite to eat beforehand, rather than when the show gets out
which I imagine would be near 10 pm. Is there any bistro type place that
would serve food continuously or beginning at 6 pm?

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  1. I can't think of any bistro open at 6. Cafés would be open, but why eat indifferently? It may be better to call a restaurant and book a 10pm table.

      1. re: souphie

        Thanks Souphie, knew you'd come through for me again!

        1. re: souphie

          Souphie, Do you also know Cafe du Passage on rue du Charrone?

            1. re: travelluver

              It would be a great choice for a little pre-opera dinner. Good music, and a nice choice of wines and apéritifs and small plates. I haven't been in more than a year, but I doubt it has changed much.

              1. re: tmso

                Really small plates. Go for the wine. The small plates are good, but too small...

          1. I believe Le Petit Bofinger serves straight through; try to reseve for 6 pm on their site. There are also a great number of cafes at Bastille that are always open. No problem.

            1. "Doc says you're gonna die."
              I go to the Opera enough to be presented with this problem and have found the best solution is to liquid it between acts at a place like Kilty's where Guinness is good for you and almost constitutes a solid.
              The Grands Marches used to be OK but not so recently.
              There is a resto inside the Opera where elegant folk seem to dine like at Glyndebourne or Bayreuth (eg between acts) but I've never figured out if one must be a donor or what.

              John Talbott's Paris