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Dining suggestions near Rue Cler?

ibstatguy May 24, 2010 07:56 AM

Will be staying on Rue St. Dominque so anything in that general area will be appreciated. Merci!

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  1. John Talbott RE: ibstatguy May 24, 2010 12:56 PM

    My goodness, you're in resto heaven:

    l’Ami Jean
    27, rue Malar, 7th, (Metro: La our Maubourg)
    Closed Sundays and Mondays
    Menus 32 + 50 €

    79, rue St Dominique in the 7th, (Metro: Invalides)
    Open 7/7
    Weekday lunch costs 20 € lunch, a la carte costing 40-50

    All the Constant Empire:
    Le Violin d’Ingres
    135, rue St-Dominique, 7th (Metro : Ecole Militaire)
    T :
    Closed Sundays and Mondays
    Lunch menu 50, 110 € dinner, a la carte 96-100 €.

    Café Constant
    139, rue St-Dominique, 7th (Metro : Ecole Militaire)
    T : 01 47 53 73 34
    Closed Sundays
    A la carte about 30 €.

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

    Les Cocottes de Christian Constant
    137, rue St-Dominique, 7th (Metro : Ecole Militaire)
    No telephone yet but no reservations either
    Open everyday
    A la carte about 20-30 €.

    John Talbott's Paris

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    1. re: John Talbott
      Nancy S. RE: John Talbott May 24, 2010 01:06 PM

      I actually just looked at the website of the Constant restaurant for some friends, and it appears that Les Cocottes is closed on Sundays and Cafe Constant is open every day.

      1. re: Nancy S.
        John Talbott RE: Nancy S. May 24, 2010 03:25 PM

        Thanks, I'll revise; I think these were the days open/closed when they opened but I could well have conflated them.

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        Oakglen RE: John Talbott May 24, 2010 04:08 PM

        Dr. T., have you given up on Chez ls Anges? Personal favorites include D'Chez Eux, Florimond, Le Clos des Gourmets and Leo le Lion. Plus the Constant empire. Haven't been back to Vin Sur Vin recently; they did have great entrees and desserts, as I recall.

        1. re: Oakglen
          John Talbott RE: Oakglen May 25, 2010 06:22 AM

          "Dr. T., have you given up on Chez ls Anges?"

          In a word, yes. Reasons: inconsistency, price, general grumpiness (on my part).

        2. re: John Talbott
          ibstatguy RE: John Talbott May 30, 2010 01:23 PM

          quick update: Sunday dinner at Cafe Constant and it was wonderful. Veal sweetbreads, lobster ravioli, foie gras stuffed quail, canard due, tarte de pech and quenelle chocolate. It was quite the popular spot tonight. Merci!

        3. ibstatguy RE: ibstatguy May 24, 2010 04:59 PM

          First, let me thank you for responding so quickly; it is very much appreciated. Second and Third: particular suggestions for a resto (2) where one can get some excellent oysters and (3) where steak and frites are readily available?

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          1. re: ibstatguy
            Oakglen RE: ibstatguy May 24, 2010 07:19 PM

            I can't recall seeing high-end steak/frites & oysters in that part of the 7th. Standard stuff at most of the brasseries, maybe at the new Thoumieux? For quality oysters, you should seek out one of the specialty restaurants. The only place I have seen both on the menu is at Bofinger; a real tourist trap.

            1. re: Oakglen
              ibstatguy RE: Oakglen May 24, 2010 08:55 PM

              for the steak and frites, high end isn't necessary. we'll check Thoumieux. Thanks again!

            2. re: ibstatguy
              Laidback RE: ibstatguy May 24, 2010 11:09 PM

              For good steak and frites try Vin Sobre on Duquesne; nice choice of steaks and some of the best frites anywhere.

            3. Cookingthebooks RE: ibstatguy May 25, 2010 06:45 AM

              Le Sancerre is an office favorite. Very, very, very simple. Salads, omelettes, and andouillette are about the only choices. Family owned and operated.
              22, avenue Rapp 75007 Paris
              01 45 51 75 91

              1. Beach Chick RE: ibstatguy Jun 5, 2010 02:11 PM

                My favorite restaurant in the 7th is Le Florimond.
                Have a great time in Paris!


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                1. re: Beach Chick
                  waxyjax RE: Beach Chick Jun 5, 2010 02:55 PM

                  if you need a snack, my favorite street crepe is at the greek traiteur Ulysse, 28 rue Cler. i first discovered it 12 years ago and go everytime i'm in town. their batter has a subtle sweetness but still tastes great for savory crepes--and it comes out crispier than any other crepe stand i've tried in france. i highly recommend their "speciale" - egg, emmenthal, feta, tomato, onions, bell peppers....sounds crazy but it's sublime! last time i was there (uhhh 2 weeks ago) they told me they now only make them if you sit down since it's kinda time consuming to make--but made an exception for me.

                  there's also a bakery on rue st dominique near the corner of rue cler that makes awesome Cannelés bordelais. can't remember the name but you'll see them in the window.

                  1. re: waxyjax
                    Beach Chick RE: waxyjax Jun 5, 2010 04:07 PM

                    I've had their crepes and they are great!
                    Love the bakery, Pain d'Epis‎ on the corner of Av. Bousqet..the cheese shop across from the bakery is incredible too.
                    Love staying in the 7th!

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