BEWILDERED: Surprise Trip to Paris, 9th, Recommendations Please!
I didn't want to do this under normal circumstances. However, my hubby surprised me with a short trip (3 nights) to Paris! We just attended a funeral, and decided to do something more upbeat. Unfortunately, this leaves me a little frantic as I usually like to do research beforehand. So, I am imploring all the Chowhounders out there to provide some suggestions if they are able! Of course, we'll do some more independent research as we go, but any little bit helps!
We are staying in the 9th arr. near the Place de Clichy Metro and will be relying on transit for our travel. We are arriving in the middle of the week, and not travelling with any children. We are fairly adventurous eaters, but can't eat seafood or drink wine. We can probably splurge (>$100 USD per person) on a meal or two, but would love to be able to try a variety of places at more budget friendly options if we can avoid overstuffing ourselves walking the streets! We don't believe great food necessarily has to come with a high price tag, and would enjoy hole-in-the-wall places as much as any Michelin star restaurant.
Thank you in advance for helping us to make the most of our trip!
Sorry about the funeral.
Bo Man Café is a casual and pretty lunch place, not so far from Place de Clichy.
Chez Grenouille on 52 rue Blanche, again, not far from Place de Clichy, has a hearty, meat-focused cuisine. Better reserve.
If you are in the 9th near Place de Clichy, you should be near the "right" side of Montmartre (rue Lepic, rue des Abbesses, rue Constance, Houdon, Tholozé…).
Rue Lepic on the stretch between rue des Abbesses and Bld Clichy has a great market. On weekdays it is closed between 1pm and 4pm. You can get many cooked dishes from charcuteries and traiteurs, even ask that the dishes be heated, then picnic in the lovely little garden on Place des Abbesses behind the metro station. Another nice picnic spot is on one of the benches on the Bâteau Lavoir square, in front of the fountain where Picasso & co used to wash their paint brushes.
Around there Coquelicot is also a nice lunch spot.
For a more sophisticated cuisine, Au Clocher de Montmartre is very nice and within walking distance. Should reserve.
Down in the 9th, La Tute on rue Rossini is great and noisy. Better resrve. Since you believe in research, you know that for any given city, one must reserve for the better rsetaurants. Also, it will allow you to find out whether they are closed for the summer holiday.
By the way…
"fairly adventurous eaters, but can't eat seafood or drink wine"
Sort of contradictory…
Thank you for your condolences. We flew out from SFO on emergency due to the sudden death, and it's been and emotional and hectic past few days. It'd be nice to be able to take some time to ourselves and wind down with some of your suggestions. It's getting close to August so hopefully some haven't closed up shop early for vacation.
To clarify my statement about the fish and wine, it's due to allergies. One of has a bad reaction to shellfish and the other to the O3FAs. As for the wine, unfortunately, I can't imbibe much of any type of alcohol straight up without feeling ill. Wine is an important part of French culture so hopefully, I haven't offended anyone!