Paris: Good budget places for early(!) dinner
I'm in Paris for one quick day. I have between 12:00 and 2:00pm to eat and get from the Conservatoire (19 district, Ourcq station) to Malakoff (line 14, Malakoff/Plateau de vanves). I'm then free to sightsee and eat until I have to get on my plane. My flight from CDG leaves for Vienna at 9:10pm tomorrow.
I was thinking of getting a sandwich near the conservatoire, going down to my 2pm appointment, going to Ste Chapelle and then sitting down for a nice early dinner.
Where should I eat? Looking for high quality:price ratio.
I suggest you go for lunch. It's ways too early for dinner. You'll have to be at CDG at around 7 pm which means leave the city by 6 pm.
Since you'll only have one single day, do not waste time by searching a particular place, but have a look for something that appeals to you when it's time for lunch (read the menus posted outside, try to have a look at the clientèle, avoid places too close to touristy spots). A safe bet are brasseries, also, they usually have non-stop service with a smaller menu in the afternoon.
Do you already have an idea how to spend your day? Any particular spots you just have to visit?
I don't really have enough time for a nice lunch (that and I need to sing at 2pm so I can't really be busting at the seams before then! :D ). Afterwards I have a pretty good chunk of time to search someplace out but ideally I'd need to find a place with an open kitchen at 5:30pm
Well, then I suggest you go to a brasserie like Le Zimmer http://www.lezimmer.com/english/ who will serve continuously or a café where you can have a composed salad, an omelette, a croque-monsieur, etc.
Regular restos and bistrots do not serve dinner until 7 or even 7:30 pm.
I for myself, would head for CDG pretty early and have dinner there. It would be the least stressful. There's a brasserie Flo at CDG. What terminal are you flying out? You can still check what possibilities you have at the airport on their web page (select the terminal):