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Dec 9, 2011 02:05 PM

Last minute trip to Paris - game menus and is it too late?

We just booked our tickets and are heading to Paris on Tuesday. Usually we have more time to plan and make reservations. We need a strategy to get a few good meals (and would be happy with lunch vs. dinner). Also would like to try restaurants with game menus.

We ate at Le Comptoir and Les Papilles in February so no need to repeat those meals this time

What would be a good plan? What restaurants are known for serving game that we would have a chance of getting a reservation between next Tuesday and Sunday?

I just don't have a lot of time to make endless calls and really need your help. The apt we are renting does not have an oven and usually I would plan on just buying some game and cooking myself but that isn't going to happen this trip.

We are staying in the 6th and could travel just about anywhere.

Thanks for your help!

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  1. OK, I think I have some lunch options sorted out. There are enough places we can walk into early and get a decent meal (or call on short notice). Thinking about Cuisine du Bar our first day because we will be too jet lagged to enjoy much. Perhaps Cafe Constant another afternoon. Considering the wine bars at Frenchie and Verjus for a quick, light meal early in the evening.

    Still trying to find a restaurant serving game that we can get into. Can anyone recommend a restaurant serving game that we may be able to get reservations on short notice? We are flexible on our budget but would prefer a more casual atmosphere if possible.

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    1. re: rosepoint

      Try A la Biche au Bois in the 12th. Game + casual atmosphere.

    2. Le Petit Marguery in the 13th (barely), Auberge Bressane in the 7th, le Repaire de Cartouche in the 11th ... use lafourchette to make your reservations... so much easier than calling around

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      1. re: Parnassien

        I can concur with Auberge Bressane. Just had a very yummy meal there. My husband got the jugged boar meat, and you can find pheasant and hare too.

      2. Thank you for your recommendations. I think we will try out Auberge Bressane.

        We were able to get reservations for Verjus (not game but somewhere we want to try out) tomorrow night. Sounds like Friday will be 'game' night.

        I thought I read a thread a few weeks ago that listed all of the French names for game. Searched for the thread tonight and can't find it. Can someone point me to the thread?