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quiet restaurant around or under 50E

kerosundae Sep 18, 2011 04:21 PM

I need a quiet restaurant where tables are far apart, so my friend and I can have a calm conversation without screaming. budget is 50e pp for dinner food only. Any part of town is fine, but if they happen to be close to the 13th, and 5th or on line 7, that would be awesome.

All the places with great food that I've been to are either loud and lively, or quiet and expensive, or quiet and inexpensive with so-so food.

I thought there were recs about small quiet restaurants in the proposal and anniversary threads, but couldn't find them in the search results, only the one where Petrelle was recommended, which won't work because of the resident cat.

If I'm lazy I would go to Lao Lane Xang 2, it's good, safe, and close to my house. but I would rather try somewhere different.

  1. mangeur Sep 18, 2011 06:15 PM

    "I need a quiet restaurant where tables are far apart, so my friend and I can have a calm conversation without screaming."

    We, too!

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    1. re: mangeur
      plafield Sep 18, 2011 08:49 PM

      Haven't been in a few years but we had a lovely dinner of very well prepared high quality food at Au Gourmand, 17, rue Moliere in the 1st, Short walk from Pyramides (7 line) They had a 32E 3 course menu as well as a very nice carte. I'm assuming the price for the menu has gone up but should still fit your budget. Elegant setting and quiet.

      Just found thier website: http://www.restaurantaugourmandparis.... and they proudly have passed on the cut in the VAT to their customers! Not only have they not raised their prices since we were they, they reduced them to reflect the reduction in VAT. I like that!

      1. re: plafield
        Nancy S. Sep 19, 2011 06:18 AM

        I've had lovely meals at Au Gourmand as well. The cuisine is quite nice and the service is superb, and the table situation would be ideal for you.

        1. re: Nancy S.
          keedm002 Feb 4, 2012 12:16 AM

          Great to hear good review about Au Gourmand - we purchased a Living Social voucher for the restaurant and will be having dinner there next Saturday!

      2. re: mangeur
        Laidback Sep 19, 2011 03:31 AM

        How does this look with a menu of €36 for 3 well prepared courses and 4 choices in each course?

        1. re: Laidback
          jock Sep 19, 2011 05:46 AM

          looks great. what is it???

          1. re: jock
            Laidback Sep 19, 2011 07:29 AM

            Neva Cuisine, corner of St Petersbourg and Rue de Berne. I posted about it with pictures yesterday: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/807656

      3. ChefJune Sep 19, 2011 10:07 AM

        Maceo, 15 rue des Petits Champs (1er) ask for a corner table.

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        1. re: ChefJune
          Laidback Sep 22, 2011 02:05 AM

          Have you been since the new chef and paint job? It would be good to get your perspective.

          1. re: Laidback
            ChefJune Apr 24, 2012 09:25 AM

            I have been, and it is still delicious. Maybe even moreso.

        2. Parigi Feb 4, 2012 12:40 AM

          Le Gaigne. It's so quiet we had to whisper, like everybody else.

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          1. re: Parigi
            kerosundae Feb 18, 2012 05:32 AM

            I wish I had thought of that, Parigi! I ended up being lazy and unadventurous, so we went to Lao Lane Xang 2 down the street again, and don't regret it one bit. In fact, I ate there for every meal (5 days!) when I was packing to move out of Paris in December.

            1. re: kerosundae
              Beleac Apr 24, 2012 07:27 AM

              Being local, what's the difference between LLX and LLX2? Which do you prefer?

          2. Delucacheesemonger Feb 4, 2012 02:59 AM

            La Petrelle a few blocks from Gare du Nord, a metro 5 and 7 stop, has large tables, refined food, super wine list all from auction. The tables are far apart. Might be a little over your price target but not much.

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            1. re: Delucacheesemonger
              Parigi Feb 4, 2012 04:42 AM

              "only the one where Petrelle was recommended, which won't work because of the resident cat."

              1. re: Parigi
                Delucacheesemonger Feb 4, 2012 06:09 AM

                Will have to start reading the initial post all the way through one day, drats. And the cat was not noticeable the two times through.

                1. re: Delucacheesemonger
                  Parigi Feb 4, 2012 06:12 AM


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