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Paris with 7 &10 year olds

jimbabson May 11, 2010 12:23 PM

Will be in Paris in June with our kids and wanted any thoughts on moderately (30-50 euros) priced dinner places that might appeal to our picky kids as well as have excellent choices for the adults. A few I had in mind were - Josephine Chez Dumonet, Les Cocottes, Le Timbre, Bistro Paul Bert. Any thoughts?

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  1. souphie RE: jimbabson May 11, 2010 12:30 PM

    Sounds good. Except Bistrot Paul Bert, maybe -- not much of a kid place, methinks.

    1. John Talbott RE: jimbabson May 11, 2010 12:35 PM

      I think those four are fine. They'll love Les Cocottes, esp if M. is there, he loves kids.
      Since rightly so, I cannot refer you to my blog, I’ll just give you the places Colette and I took our two 10 year olds to in March (they’ve been here before a few times):
      The Breizh Café - OK
      Bofinger - not good
      La Flotille by the Grand Canal in Versailles – awful
      Noura, uneven
      Lao Lane Xang 2, loved by all
      Le Soufflé - treated the kids royally
      Leon de Bruxelles - all loved it

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        jimbabson RE: John Talbott May 11, 2010 01:45 PM

        Thanks for the advice -
        Any thoughts on whether Restaurant Itineraires would be kid friendly for lunch or dinner? Our kids are well behaved and used to eating out a lot, but not very adventurous.
        Also, I had the Breizh Cafe, L'As du Fallafel and Creperie de Josselin on my list for lunches, along with picking up something at BE Bolangpicier one of the days we will be there.

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          RandyB RE: jimbabson May 11, 2010 04:48 PM

          I would add to your list a visit to almost any marché for a lunch picnic on takeout items. There will be many choices from basic to exotic. Your kids can look and decide their own level of adventure. I went with friends and their 6 year old and we were all amazed when he asked for, and happily ate, a rabbit stew.

          By the way, if you want falafel, I'd recommend Mi Va Mi across the street from l'As. It's a bit calmer and I think their falafel is better. They make their own, fresh pitas, too.

        2. re: John Talbott
          Oakglen RE: John Talbott May 11, 2010 03:13 PM

          There are many restaurants which offer a "Menu Enfant"; do a search in the area where you are staying, many options will be apparent. Chez Flottes ( sorry Dr. T) and Souffle are fine in the 1st. If they have great frites, what more is there to ask for? I guess Mac & Cheese.

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