Open all day???
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.
re: John Talbott
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.
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.
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!
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
Cafe Constant +
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, 01.40.39.09.00, open 7/7, same food as the mothership – Kong – finger food 15 and 20 E,
4th – l’Ebouillante, 6 rue des Barres, 01.42.74.70.52, 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, 01.44.85.41.30, open 7/7, salads or mains 9-16 E, 12-12
8th – Matignon, 3, ave Matignon, 01.42.89.64.72, 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, 01.42.39.81.88, open weekdays 7-2, weekends 8-2.
Le Point Ephemere, 200 quai de Valmy, 01.40.34.02.48, 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, 01.45.40.07.50, 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, 01.45.22.13.42, open nonstop weekends,
18th – l’Ete en pente douce, 23, rue Muller, 01.42.64.02.67, open 7/7,
20th – La Mer a boire, 1/3, rue des Envierges, 01.43.58.29.43, open Tues-Sat 12-1 and Sundays 12-6 PM.
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.