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Dinner in 8th Arr. on a Sunday Night

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I lived in Paris from 2001 to 2005, but have only spent very little time there since. I am going with a few friends on a whirlwind 2 week European trip this October. We are only staying in Paris for a few nights - arriving on a Sunday. We are staying in the 8th Arr., on Fbrg St. Honore, right across the street from the Presidential Palace. We will be arriving on a Sunday and are looking for a restaurant for that evening - Preferable walking distance (within about a mile) from the apartment. I am sure we will all be tired, so we are looking for a place where we can be seated between 7 - 7:30 PM on a Sunday. What can you recommend for three 20-something / 30-something ladies? Off the top of my head, I can think of a great little Chinese place and an even better Japanese place, but I am pretty sure my friends want ‘true’ French food. THANKS!

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  1. I forgot to add that I speak fluent French, so I can call in advance and make reservations, if needed.We'd also like to try to keep this meal (with wine) down to about $50 - $75 per person. THANKS!

    1. Yes, I can think of Chinese and Japanese in the neighborhood. But not of a single bistrot open on sunday night. And I lived there for a while.

      1. Perhaps l'Ardoise might work for Sunday dinner. It is on Rue Mont-Thabor just over the border of the 8th arrondissement in the 1st; not a long walk and is French.

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        1. re: Laidback

          I'd agree with Laidback that you'll probably do OK by venturing a bit outside the 8th and l'Ardoise is fine as is Drouant in the 2nd (others like Chez Flottes in the 1st too).
          "Fbrg St. Honore, right across the street from the Presidential Palace." is a culinary desert on Sun nite.

          1. re: John Talbott

            I like all of these mentioned, and would add Goumard, on rue Duphot, which would be closer.

            1. re: Oakglen

              Yes, but aren't you guys all way beyond budget?

              1. re: souphie

                "Yes, but aren't you guys all way beyond budget?"
                Yah, you're right. The Crypte Polska is closed Sun nite too; how about
                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.