Good, moderately priced Le Marais and beyond
We HATED Chez Janou! But my recent post about that caused much consternation from its defenders here, even some close-to-personal attacks (What's wrong with me that I hated the place?) . Check that thread, decide for yourself.
Anyway, just a couple of blocks away just off the dreamy Place des Vosges is a terrific restaurant, moderately priced with excellent food. Les Bonnes Soeurs. 8 rue du pas de la Mule.
Also, a unique resto with a small plates-type menu and an Art Gallery is Vingt Vins d'Art, on rue de Jouy. Lots of fun!
Le marais - I feel for you
"close-to-personal attacks" unfortunately come with the territory - you post, they pile on. Don't take it personally even though it was meant personally.
I wrote a paper on Incivility on the web http://johntalbottsparis.typepad.com/... and it's been totally ignored. Why, because anonymity, booze and sleep deprivation facilitate it.
And give us the nearest intersection to your apartment/ hotel. The definition of "the Marais" is very flexible.
Although some more recent additions and deletions are necessary, here's some good starts to your search:
What do you consider not breaking the bank ?
What type of food do you like where you live ?
What type of restaurant do you want to go to ?
Try the search feature on the French board, e.g.
Where to eat in the 4th Arrondisement ?
What are a must places even if l have to float up the Seine to reach them ?
You will get a lot of info, then ask your questions again and we can help far more efficiently.