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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.

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  1. "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

      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, 01.42.96.22.19. 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

        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.

          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

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

         
         
        1. re: Laidback

          looks great. what is it???

          1. re: jock

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

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

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        1. re: ChefJune

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

          1. re: Laidback

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

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

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          1. re: Parigi

            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

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

          2. 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

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

              1. re: Parigi

                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

                  :-)