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May 5, 2012 12:26 AM

"Easy" Restaurants in the 7th

We are having our wedding in Paris in June. Most of our guests are staying in the 7th. Several of our guests will be visiting Paris for the first time. We want to offer some suggestions for restaurants in the area. A number of our guests are fairly conservative when it comes to dining. So I'm looking for "solid" restaurants that:

- have reasonable prices
- have English language menus
- offer fairly "safe" options
- are not too modern

I know that this criteria may not fit with the preferences of many on these boards, but I'm really hoping to be able to help our guests have a pleasant experience for what might be their only trip to Paris.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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  1. Reed, Le Florimond, P'tit Troquet, Café Constant are all likely to satisfy your requests.

    2 Replies
    1. re: Laidback

      I love Cafe Constant but it is always mobbed and even has a line before it opens. Getting in now takes real effort, so I don't think it's "easy" anymore.

      There is a cafe on Rue Cler called Cafe du Marche that is popular with locals and tourists alike--I don't recall if it has english menus but so many American tourists go there and seem to do just fine. It is solid cafe food in a great people watching spot. I imagine your guests won't be the type to call ahead for reservations so maybe cafes are your best bet.

      1. re: christy319

        I have to agree about Cafe Constant. We thoroughly enjoyed it, but we had to rush to get there when they opened, and we still got the last table. So it isn't the most relaxing way to dine. Still and all, I'd go back, just not in the situation the OP is describing.

    2. We have friends who fit the description you provided & they enjoyed several of the cafes/bistros on Rue Cler. There is one at the corner of rue du Champs des Mars, but I can't remember the name off hand. Another just a door or two down was Tribeca. Haven't been personally to this one. The folks at the crepe stand across from Hotel Leveque are nice with good crepes. We enjoy Auberge Bressane. It's near rue Cler...on Motte Picquet I think. Fontaine de Mars is also easy.

      You might try the Rick Steve's books. I find his suggestions are typically for folks who may not be too adventurous.

      Congratulations on the wedding!