Foodie looking for a special dinner on a bugdet
- chefjeannine Jun 18, 2010 02:12 PM
I will be visiting Paris for the first time in July, and I am looking for an excellent restaurant for two that will not break the bank (no more that 30 euros per person, and we don't drink). I have been trying to do some research to find the best possible restaurants for my criteria, but I am getting a little overwhelmed by the choices. We are staying near the Louve, but not restricted to that area.
Thanks in advance!
It's much easier to stay within that budget without the wine...so I think you've got some good possibilities out there.
I think Frenchie is a great choice for price/quality combo. (although I think their menus might be 35?? In fact it seems like there are a fair number of menus around Paris at the 35 mark, so if you're willing to bump it up just a bit, you might even have more choice)
Table d'Eugene is another I like for a good price/quality combo.
Another couple that people either seem to fall into the 'love it or hate camp' on, but do have really reasonably priced menus are Cheri Bibi & Mon Oncle.
I think the menus at Jadis are around 30 (again - probably a couple of Euros more) I like their food a lot but they are a bit out of the way.
those are just a few suggestions to get you started - there are lots of knowledgeable foodies on here, so I'm sure they will chime in with even more ideas.
The following are places I would recommend (the prices are usually for a 2 or 3-course meal or prix fixe ”menu”) and then what I paid for that at lunch plus wine and coffee at my last meal; numbers are theoretically from 0-10 but in practice from -1 to 8.5.:
7.0 Frenchie, 5, rue du Nil in the 2nd, 01 40 39 96 19, closed weekends, “menus” at lunch at 16 for 2 dishes and 19 € for three - dinner menus for 27 or 33 €. (Bill = 31.20) Currently nigh impossible to get a rez.
6.8 Le P'tit Caillou, 2 rue Maleville in the 8th, 01.45.63.20.87, closed weekends and Monday nights, with lunch formulas at 22 (2 courses) and 25 (for 3), a la carte 41-51 E (Bill = 47.50 E)
6.5 Le Charbon Rouge, 25, rue Marbeuf in the 8th, 01.40.70.09.99, open 7/7 with a plat du jour at 15, forced, 3-course menu at 23,50 (salmon) and a la carte about 40-50 E (Bill = 43.30 E)
6.5 L'Agrume, 15, rue des Fosses Saint-Marcel in the 5th, 01.43.31.86.48, closed Sunday and Monday night, with a daily special costing 11, lunch formula at 16 and a la carte 35 (Bill = 30 E)
6.4 Chez Grenouille, 52, rue Blanche in the 9th, 01.42.81.34.07, closed Saturday lunch and Sundays, lunch menus at 15 and 25 and a 40 E carte. (Bill = 49.25 E)
6.2 Le Marcab, 225, rue de Vaugirard in the 15th, 01.43.06.51.66, open 7/7, has a confusing set of menus for 16, 25 and 35 € (Bill = 34.70 E)
6.0 Le Reminet, 3, rue des Grands-Degres in the 5th, 01.44.07.04.24, now open 7/7, lunch menu 14 € except weekends, a la carte 40-50 €, (Bill = 38.50 E)
5.8 Aux Provinces, 37, rue Cambronne in the 15th, 01.47.34.62.27, closed Saturday lunch and bottles of wine for a most reasonable price plus 8 E corkage, two dishes are 18 and three 24 E (Bill = 40 E)
5.8 Les Petits Plats, 39, rue des Plantes in the 14th, 01.45.42.50.52, closed Sundays, lunch formula 15 and evening 32, a la carte 25-35 € (Bill = 31.50 E)
5.8 Le Restaurant, 42-44 rue d'Assas in the 6th, 01.45.44.44.44, closed Saturday lunch and Sunday night, has a lunch menu at 18 and a la carte 30-35 €. (Bill = 43 E)
5.8 Le Bouchon et l'Assiette, 127, rue Cardinet in the 17th, closed Sunday and Mondays, has a 3-course "menu" at 33 E on weekdays but three courses anytime are only 36 E anyway. (Bill = 39 E)
5.5 Le Gaigne, 12, rue Pecquay in the 4th, 01.44.59.86.72, closed Tuesday, menus are 16 and 22 and wines begin at 14 €. (Bill = 42 €)
5.5 La Gazzetta, coordinates well-known, in the 12th, 5 courses for 38 and 7 for 50 € (16 and 19 € at lunch) (Bill = 35.75 E)
5.5 L'Alchimie, 34, rue Letellier in the 15th, 01.45.75.55.95, closed Sundays and Mondays, menus 23 and 28, a la carte 35 E (Bill = 40.50 E)
That's weird, I posted the above after reading in/on Bruno Verjus's blog that he was closed weekends now instead of Monday-Tuesday. [(A compter de ce lundi, Greg Marchand ouvre désormais son Frenchie les lundis et mardis … en revanche fermeture le week-end – samedis et dimanches).] Lesson: call.