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Apr 21, 2011 04:42 PM

For herring & potatoes in Paris?

Does anyone have a suggestion for herring and potatoes in paris?

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  1. I haven't eaten there in this century but I've enjoyed the herring and potatoes at Les Gourmets des Ternes. Exceptional steaks for mains. I'm not familiar with their current menus.

    1. Many traditional bistrots have filets de hareng pommes à l'huile and that's what you should ask for.
      Most brasseries have them too. But they might be more readily available in Winter and Fall.

      Try Le Pré Cadet, 10 rue Saulnier, in the 9th. They have a good reputation for things like filets de harengs and escargots.

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      1. re: Ptipois

        Thank you for the informed reply. I posted because there hadn't been any replies. I frequented Les Gourmets des Ternes at the time because I was having two suits made by a nearby tailor. The quality there was quite high, which is not always the case.

        1. re: amrx

          My favorite steak house as well; never tried the Hareng (a small dish, maybe they would provide it as a plat as well), under 10 Euros as I recall. For such a great steak place, they also serve a fine Dover Sole.

          1. re: Oakglen

            It is always an appetizer but nothing prevents you from ordering two.

      2. Like I suggested on a related thread: My favorite (I love this simple dish) is at "Le Languedoc" (outer 5th), where the herrings are served -- along with a single-portion stainless steel tray of excellent creamy boiled potatoes -- in a large communal earthenware bowl that's left on your table; you take what you want and serve it onto your own plate. But as also mentioned on the other thread, apparently sometimes you must guard the bowl . . . . See -- Jake

        1. Try Les Pipos at 2 Rue de l'Ecole Polytechnique. Excellent version.