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Quick Lunch near FSH or Ave. Montaigne

lhenry May 4, 2013 01:32 PM

I'm currently planning my trip to Paris around christmas, and need help in deciding lunch near the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré or Avenue Montaigne (shopping). There isn't too much of a budget, but I want to keep it short, which would eliminate many expensive choices. I am open to any type of ethnic cuisine.

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  1. John Talbott RE: lhenry May 6, 2013 08:58 AM

    I would suggest if you want ethnic and/or budget-conscious food you get away from the Faubourg Saint-Honoré or Avenue Montaigne.
    Paris is extraordinarily easy to get around by Metro and it'll take only a few minutes - search for ethnic and budget lunch places and we'll comment.

    1. Laidback RE: lhenry May 6, 2013 12:48 PM

      Keeping it short will eliminate most fine dining in this area. If your shopping is going to surpass a few thousand euros in one shop, talk to them about arranging lunch.

      1. Parigi RE: lhenry May 6, 2013 01:57 PM

        “rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré or Avenue Montaigne (shopping). There isn't too much of a budget”
        If there isn't too much of a budget, then you are shopping on the wrong streets.
        If you can shop in those areas, you must have a budget. A good 4-course menu in a nice bistro can cost less than 10% of an entry-level Kelly bag.
        In any case, a planning of Ave Montaine type expensive-but-mainly-tourist shopping + no time to eat + low budget is extremely challenging and is not the type of requests this board usually gets. Fellow hounds usually have diametrically opposite priorities.

        1. Parnassien RE: lhenry May 6, 2013 02:54 PM

          Re avenue Montaigne. The rue Bayard is where the local workers tend to lunch... maybe Chez Savy is the best (and quickest) of the bunch but I haven't been for a year or so. I also used to like the café inside the Maison Dassault/ Artcurial at the Champs Elysées-end of the ave Montaigne but no recent experience. The Bar des Théâtres (recently re-located from the ave Montaigne to the rue Jean-Goujoun) is of course the traditional cantine of the ave Montaigne types but maybe only the steak tartare is recommendable. If a 10-min walk isn't too far, a bar lunch at the Mini-Palais in the Grand Palais is usually enjoyable but not exactly cheap. For cheaper but less good nosh, the café inside le Petit Palais.

          Re rue Faubourg St-Honoré. A quickie lunch at the bar of La Cave Beauveau on the rue Saussaies... just around the corner from the Elysée Palace

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