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what mid-priced restaurant to add to this list?

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we are currently in paris and are basically here on a student budget. we're staying in the 13e in an apartment and will be here until the 27th. based on the recommendations on this board, we plan to visit the following (in no particular order)

1) kunitoraya
2) pho banh cuon
3) pho bida vietnam
4) les quartres freres (already visited, thought it was above average, meat kind of dry)
5) la pasta papa (already visited, location was convenient for us)
6) pain et chocolat
7) rose bakery
8) green pizz
9) urfu durum
10) le relais gascon
11) paella guy at the Place Baudoye
12) L'Agrume
13) Le Reminet-- if we can get a thefork.com discount
14) The Moose (visited yesterday to watch the world cup game)

we're going to try for a frenchie reservation, but probably won't get it. for our "splurge" restaurant, we're looking for something, either lunch or dinner, within a 30 to 40 euro/per person range. in addition to great food, we'd love beautiful ambiance and something not too small/cosy. also, something that we can reasonably get a reservation while we're here and something that doesn't require formal dress.

i'm also pregnant, so there are a lot of foods i can't eat (soft cheeses, pate, raw meat, runny eggs, etc) and i've noticed that a lot of the nicer restaurants tend to serve a lot of non-pregnancy friendly foods.

feel free to also comment on our running restaurant list. also, do any of the above mentioned restaurants require reservations?

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  1. 1) kunitoraya
    OK. A good simple eatery. I would not cross town for it.

    2) pho banh cuon
    You mean banh cuon 14?
    Ate there recently and thought the phö had definitely gone downhill. Both broth and meatball have become quelconque.

    7) rose bakery
    I prefer all the other bakeries recommended on this board to Rose Bakery, which really is not bad.

    9) urfu durum
    You mean Urfa Dürüm.
    Those strange Kurdish stools may not be convenient for a pregnant person...
    See the photo here:
    http://myparisnotebook.com/2010/06/13...
    Nearby backup: Öslem on rue des Petites Ecuries has similar food but has actually tables and chairs inside, of a cleanliness that one is grateful for, for the quartier, plus - drum roll - aircon !

    11) paella guy at the Place Baudoye
    You mean Baudoyer. I hope you don't mind my providing the correct spelling. I do so to show respect for our French hounds and to facilitate others' research.

    13) Le Reminet-- if we can get a thefork.com discount
    If you go for lunch, it is not expensive.

    Urfa Dürüm, Kunitoraya, the phö places and the bakeries do not require resewrvation. Others do.

    "we're going to try for a frenchie reservation, but probably won't get it. for our "splurge" restaurant, we're looking for something, either lunch or dinner, within a 30 to 40 euro/per person range. in addition to great food, we'd love beautiful ambiance and something not too small/cosy. also, something that we can reasonably get a reservation while we're here and something that doesn't require formal dress. "

    Don't worry. If you don't show up in shorts and put your mineral water table on the table, no one will look at your strangely. One bistro with a lovely bistro interior and inexpensive and excellent menu is Chez Casimir. See recent reviews on this forum.
    Saturne is another very good restaurant, around the same price range. But the clientele, without dressing up, does show a casual chic, quite like the Frenchie clientele.

    1. I’m not sure where in the very large 13th you are. If the villagey Butte aux Cailles neighbourhood is convenient, it might be a good choice for some mid-day munching and strolling. Best restaurants are probably L'Avant-Goût (on the rue Bobillot between the place d’Italie and the rue Butte aux Cailles) and the Les Cailloux (Italian, on the rue Cinq Diamants at rue Butte aux Cailles). Both have lunch menus for under 15 €. On Tuesday, Friday and Sunday mornings, there’s also a very large outdoor food market along the odd-number side of the boulevard Auguste-Blanqui (on the northern edge of la Butte aux Cailles) between the rue Barrault and the place d’Italie... very varied quality but lots of choice and a few traiteurs for take-away... there’s a passageway in the middle of the large curving apartment building right across from the métro station that leads to a small park for a picnic on your way to the Butte aux Cailles via the rue Cinq Diamants... aso a number of small parks (square Verlaine, Jardin Montgolfière, etc) further into the Buttes aux Cailles
      There’s also a great bakery/ pastry shop, Laurent Duchêne, on the rue Wurtz at the rue Daval. He won the best-baguette-in-Paris award a few years ago.