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Jun 26, 2011 11:30 AM

The best dining in the Marais?

Here and wanting great food. Doesn't have to be fancy or expensive, but that's ok, too. Just want the best of the best. Restaurants and cafes worth the visit. Thanks!!

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    1. My latest good eating experience in the Marais was this Wednesday: Café des Musées, 49 rue de Turenne. Traditional bistrot fare with quality produce, prepared with attention and served in generous portions. Organic wine list. 20 euro no-choice menu (entrée, main, dessert), or count on 35-50/person à la carte (with wine).

      1. My 3 favs in the Marais in order of preference are, Claude Colliot, Le Gaigne and the Café des Musées.

        1. Cote de boeuf: Robert & Louise, rue Vielle du Temple.

          Food as art: Monjul.

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          1. re: menton1

            Le Gaigne, Yamt'cha, L'Hedoniste

            1. re: kobri

              Kobri - although it should be noted that only Le Gaigne is actually in the Marais. The others are in the 1eme and 2eme.

              1. re: PhilD

                PhilD, you're right, of course, but as it is not far from Marais, it is still a good alternative.

                1. re: kobri

                  Understood but if you include areas close by the list gets a lot longer.

          2. Was in Paris last week, staying on rue de Turenne. Had two very good meals at Cafe des Musees (duck one night, steak frites another), duck again at Chez Janou (with a huge bowl of chocolate mousse for dessert), excellent lamb chops for lunch at Robert et Louise. I would go to all again---and of course, L' au a Falafel for a cheap and yummy dinner.

            Tried Le Gaigne for lunch on Saturday but they do not offer the set lunch menu that day. ATe there a couple of years ago but the greeting was so cold, I had no desire to try another day.....

            At Cafe des Musees, asked if I could have Cotes de Rhone by the glass and the wine was delicious.

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            1. re: kathrynj

              Try Mi Va Mi sometime, facing L'As du Falafel. Same type of food, just as good, less crammed.