Lunch/Dinner options near Opera/Galeries Lafayette area?
Will be going to Paris for First time next week...our hotel is near Galeries Lafayette.
1. Any good budget recommendations for lunch and/or dinner in this area? 2. Are there any supermarkets or bakeries in this area which have ready-made sandwiches/salads to grab and go?
3. Is tap water safe to drink in Paris? Is it free in restaurants? How do I ask for free tap water in french?
Le Mesturet is on rue Saint-Augustin near Bourse, open 7/7, cheap and good. Traditional bistro.
Le Gavroche on rue Saint-Marc.
Bistro Capucine, Au Petit Vendôme and Les Jalles all on rue des Capucines.
Bistro Volnay rue Volnay
Also there is a large number of small Japanese, Korean and a few South Chinese restaurants in a zone including rue Sainte-Anne, rue des Petits-Champs, rue de Louvois, rue de Richelieu, rue Saint-Augustin... A lovely neighborhood that is fun to browse through. Some of these restaurant are better than others. My favorite: Hang-a-li (rue de Louvois, Korean), Kintaro (rue Saint-Augustin, Japanese), Naniwaya on rue Sainte-Anne...