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carabosse Jun 4, 2010 04:39 AM

I know, this is stupid, but I will be in Paris for one day only on Monday, and would like to know, what is open all day long.
I have to take 8 pm train and will be busy untill 3 or 4.
Please, help.

  1. John Talbott Jun 7, 2010 12:20 PM

    Carabosse is limited as to time and I think realizes he won't get what he would at lunch or dinner.

    As for Cafe Constant and Petit Marguery, I'm just repeating what they advertise; I myself have never been to either between 3 and 8.

    I say we wait to see what Carabosse says afterwards.

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    1. re: John Talbott
      Dodo Jun 7, 2010 10:52 PM

      Petit Marguery as a typical neighbourhood bistrot (not within the main tourist streams) is clearly closed between 2:15 PM and 7:15 PM (see web page):

      As far as I remember, Café Constant has a limited menu in the afternoon, once the lunch rush is over.

      1. re: Dodo
        John Talbott Jun 8, 2010 06:10 AM

        therefor since I cannot delete my post above about the French website called Aquelleheure http://www.aquelleheure.com/liste-res... like the jury, you never heard about it.

    2. Busk Jun 7, 2010 08:05 AM

      Yes, but are there any places open non-stop that don't suck? Doesn't Pied de Cochon come closest to these parameters?

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      1. re: Busk
        Parigi Jun 7, 2010 08:36 AM

        Pied de Cochon sort of sucks.

        1. re: Parigi
          hychka Jun 7, 2010 06:00 PM

          Their onion soup is quite nice.

      2. menton1 Jun 7, 2010 07:38 AM

        It's just important to remember that unlike the culture of North America, French people just do NOT dine between 2 and 8PM!!! They may run into McDo's or Quick at an off hour, but not to a real restaurant. So be prepared that even if a restaurant serves something during these off hours, it's not going to be the top of their game.

        1. souphie Jun 4, 2010 10:32 AM

          Au Dernier Métro serves all day.

          1. Parigi Jun 4, 2010 07:13 AM

            "what is open all day long."

            Paraphrasing a former US prez, may I ask: what do you mean by what?

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            1. re: Parigi
              menton1 Jun 4, 2010 07:47 AM

              Seems that the OP means to get served a meal at 4PM, or as they say in Paris, "nonstop". (The Académie hates that word!!)

              Nice list, John, but somehow, with the French culture and mindset, I don't know how good a meal would be that is served at 4PM...No French person will be eating at that hour!

              1. re: menton1
                Oakglen Jun 4, 2010 08:00 AM

                Those are the "reheat" hours; try to find dishes that have to be cooked to order, like steak etc.

                1. re: Oakglen
                  John Talbott Jun 4, 2010 10:38 AM

                  Actually from reading the descriptions, except for Kong, they are long on salads, sandwiches and desserts.

                  1. re: Oakglen
                    John Talbott Jun 7, 2010 04:57 AM

                    With Oakglen's caution (re: reheating) I can recommend the following that are more traditional places (like Au Dernier Metro) from a nifty website I just stumbled across called Aquelleheure http://www.aquelleheure.com/liste-res... that gives 443 places with which Metro they are near:
                    Le Petit Marguery
                    Le Cameleon
                    Chez Cecile
                    Cafe Constant +
                    Le Baratin.

                    1. re: John Talbott
                      Nancy S. Jun 7, 2010 05:14 AM

                      In my experience, although Cafe Constant may be open all day, I believe they serve meals only at designated "lunch" and "dinner" times.

                      1. re: John Talbott
                        souphie Jun 7, 2010 12:06 PM

                        Le Petit Marguery serves all day? I had no idea.

                2. John Talbott Jun 4, 2010 06:35 AM

                  Boy your timing is perfect. A Nous Paris http://www.anous.fr/data/viewer/paris... just had 5 pages of places with terraces that are open from 12-noon to 1 or 2 AM (except as noted:
                  1st – Terrasse Gallery du Kong, 1 rue du Pont Neuf, 5th floor,, open 7/7, same food as the mothership – Kong – finger food 15 and 20 E,
                  4th – l’Ebouillante, 6 rue des Barres,, open 12-10 PM nice days, only lunch bad ones, menu 15E,
                  Centre culturel suedois, coordinates well known, 10-6, Tuesday 10-9
                  6th – Café de l’Odeon, Pl de l’Odeon,, open 7/7, salads or mains 9-16 E, 12-12
                  8th – Matignon, 3, ave Matignon,, open 8-2 during the week, very bling-bling Costes, sandwiches (26-34) and cocktails, 8 am - 2 am
                  9th – Café du Musee de la vie romantique, coordinates well known, 12-12
                  10th – Café A, Maison de l’architecture, coordinates well known, 12-9:30
                  Le Carillon, 16, rue Albert,, open weekdays 7-2, weekends 8-2.
                  Le Point Ephemere, 200 quai de Valmy,, open Mon-Sat 12-2, Sunday 2-10 PM,
                  Le Pause Café, 41, rue de Charonne, Mon-Sat 8-2, Sundays 9-8 PM,
                  14th – l’Entrepot, 7-9, rue Francis de Pressense,, open 7/7, 9-12 midnight
                  16th – Café de l’Homme, in the museum of the same name,
                  17th – Le Bistrot des Dames, 18, rue des Dames,, open nonstop weekends,
                  18th – l’Ete en pente douce, 23, rue Muller,, open 7/7,
                  20th – La Mer a boire, 1/3, rue des Envierges,, open Tues-Sat 12-1 and Sundays 12-6 PM.

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                  1. re: John Talbott
                    carabosse Jun 4, 2010 12:12 PM

                    Thank you, John,
                    I understand, that "reheat" hours are not for the good meals, but that all I have...

                  2. d
                    Dodo Jun 4, 2010 05:56 AM

                    I suppose you're referring to where you can have a bite.

                    I'd say cafés and brasseries are your best bet.

                    Also, department stores. For museums, I'd consult their respective web pages. Some are closed Monday, some Tuesday.

                    And... what station does your 8 PM train leave? If it's Gare du Nord, you may want to consider Terminus Nord Brasserie. Continuous service.

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