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Une Bonne Choucroute?

peggy bouffe Oct 4, 2010 02:36 PM

Going to Paris next week and would love to have a good choucroute. Can anyone recommend a good place?

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  1. Delucacheesemonger RE: peggy bouffe Oct 5, 2010 12:41 AM

    We have had this question before and it seems there are no great ones here, if memory serves. Chez Jenny at Republic does a serviceable one and has great oysters as well. Room is very pretty also.

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      John Talbott RE: Delucacheesemonger Oct 6, 2010 11:30 AM

      Agreed, not great, Jenny is the best of a bad bunch.
      Better to buy ingredients at Bon Marche and heat on radiator.

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        ette RE: Delucacheesemonger Oct 7, 2010 06:31 AM

        I like Chez Jenny. It's very cheerful as well as tasty.

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          vielleanglaise RE: ette Oct 7, 2010 01:45 PM

          Nothing to do with food, but Chez Jenny is an...odd...place, or at least attracts a singular clientele. You might want to do a google search including the initials FN before going there.

      2. sunshine842 RE: peggy bouffe Oct 5, 2010 03:37 AM

        Haven't eaten there myself (I'm the only one in the house who'll touch choucroute) but I know that there are a few brasseries close to Gare du Nord that specialize in choucroute. Terminus du Nord comes to mind right away, but I think there are a couple others, too.

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          jehflyer RE: sunshine842 Oct 5, 2010 04:33 AM

          The Alsaco used to have an excellent choucroute.
          However, there may have been some ownership changes.
          Perhaps one of the "locals" can provide an update

          1. re: jehflyer
            Oakglen RE: jehflyer Oct 5, 2010 08:23 AM

            L'Alsaco is one of a few that is not a part of a restaurant chain. Several varieties of choucroute are offered. It's more of a wine bar than brasserie, so if you want the whole Germanic touch, the Flo or Freres Blanc groups will have to do.

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              RandyB RE: Oakglen Oct 6, 2010 12:48 PM

              I don't know about others in the Flo chain, but Bofinger has a discounted takeout option that makes it a real bargain. The choucroute there is very good (if not the ultimate, whatever that is), the portion gigantic.

              1. re: RandyB
                Oakglen RE: RandyB Oct 6, 2010 01:29 PM

                I do recall seeing locals eating pigs feet (?) & choucroute at Bofinger, and indeed, the portions were huge.
                Grace3, does Florimond always offer choucroute on the menu? If they do, that would be a good choice as well. Their other dishes are superb, IMO.

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          grace3 RE: peggy bouffe Oct 5, 2010 08:15 AM

          Le Flormond has high reports for it...


          1. PhilD RE: peggy bouffe Oct 7, 2010 12:57 PM

            No one has suggested Brasserie Lipp, I always found their Choucroute to be good and plentiful.

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              John Talbott RE: PhilD Oct 7, 2010 01:28 PM

              I think because one goes to see and be seen.
              Sorry if I've been too blunt.

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                Gman RE: John Talbott Oct 7, 2010 05:38 PM

                while not as refined as other options, the choucroute at Brasserie St. Louis en L'Ille is not bad.... I think the one at Bofinger was a bit more genteel (warming candle under the sauerkraut, a nice touch...etc.) but I think I prefer the slightly messier version on the Ille.

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                  PhilD RE: John Talbott Oct 8, 2010 01:00 AM

                  Maybe, but is that important? Wasn't this a question about Choucroute?

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