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Where to eat on first night in Paris?

smartquark Nov 17, 2011 12:42 PM

We will be three people visiting Paris in mid-June and will undoubtedly be tired when we get to our apartment in Arrondissement #5. Any suggestions for tasty but simple dinner close to Quai de la Tournelle?

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    kerosundae RE: smartquark Nov 18, 2011 08:08 AM

    le Reminet. it can be reserved on lafourchette.com with a 40% discount promo!
    I took my friends there the day they arrived from NYC, it was good enough for a first meal.

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      smartquark RE: kerosundae Nov 18, 2011 08:27 AM

      Thanks for the input. WIll check our La Reminet.

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        ChefJune RE: kerosundae Nov 18, 2011 08:45 AM

        <it was good enough for a first meal>

        imho, in Paris, "Good enough" is never good enough. There is too much GREAT food to be had.

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          davidne1 RE: ChefJune Nov 18, 2011 09:58 AM

          Perhaps, but the OP asked for a "tasty but simple dinner" due to the circumstances. They may want to have "GREAT" food on another day.

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            sunshine842 RE: davidne1 Nov 18, 2011 11:13 AM

            I agree -- one that crucial first day, when you're exhausted and jet-lagged, you just don't have the mental faculties to process "great" when you're worried about falling asleep with your nose in your puree.

            1. re: sunshine842
              Parigi RE: sunshine842 Nov 18, 2011 01:53 PM

              The one may reconsider about Le RĂ©minet. The wait can be long, and the last few times I went, the food ranged from ok to inconsistent.

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        pammi RE: smartquark Nov 18, 2011 03:12 PM

        We had a great meal in a not too formal,not too expensive restaurant near the Meubert Mutualite metro stop - Sola. Very tasty..

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