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Bistros in upper Marais? Advice appreciated.

KansasTornado Jun 4, 2011 07:04 AM

Looking for ideas for non-touristy bistros or brasseries with an emphasis on good food. Fun/casual atmosphere would be great.

Thank you for your help.

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  1. Parigi RE: KansasTornado Jun 4, 2011 07:28 AM

    Did you search Marais and find nothing to your liking?

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    1. re: Parigi
      menton1 RE: Parigi Jun 4, 2011 03:29 PM

      I love Robert & Louise on rue Vielle du Temple in the Marais...(Get the unique steak!) Also for a little more upscale experience, Le Dome du Marais, Monjul with food as art, and Le Gaigne.

      (What is "upper" Marais??)

      1. re: menton1
        Ptipois RE: menton1 Jun 5, 2011 12:54 AM

        The area around rue de Bretagne and below République. Robert et Louise is great but can't be described as untouristy.

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          menton1 RE: Ptipois Jun 5, 2011 08:23 AM

          It's pretty difficult to go to most restaurants in Paris and not find some tourist-y characteristics... The entire Marais quartier is just about devoted to tourists. However, the times I have dined at R & L I have seen a crowd of mostly Parisians in attendance. We usually share a table, and our tablemates are invariably locals...

        2. re: menton1
          KansasTornado RE: menton1 Jun 5, 2011 09:46 AM


          Thank you very much for your helpful suggestions.

          Best regards,


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