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Aliigator Sep 17, 2013 07:27 AM

Going to Paris for a week this Fall and staying in the Marais. Would love some recommendations that won't break the bank.

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    manouche Sep 23, 2013 02:21 PM

    Second the opinion for Cafe des Musees, and also the negative one for Chez Janou - whose quality has decreased as the "m'as-tu vu?" factor has increased (ie, rapidly and apparently irrevocably).
    Ambassade d'Auvergne was good the other night, and is a reliable go-to spot.

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      Oakglen Sep 23, 2013 08:40 AM

      My sister is just back from a stay in the Marais, her favorite by far was Metropolitain (two visits). Sorry, no details available.

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        porkpa Sep 23, 2013 07:52 AM

        Try Chez Robert et Louise. In the area, fairly priced and the food is very good.

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        1. re: porkpa
          John Talbott Sep 23, 2013 08:01 AM

          Claude Colliot, Minimes (ex from the Clocher Priere), Pamela Popo, Cafe des Musees, Gaigne (should be reopened.)

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          lemarais Sep 23, 2013 06:34 AM

          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!

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          1. re: lemarais
            John Talbott Sep 23, 2013 07:48 AM

            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.

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            anotherjennifer Sep 21, 2013 05:16 PM

            At least as of a few years ago, we had very nice meals at Chez Janou,

            1. Parnassien Sep 17, 2013 01:29 PM

              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:

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/848990#7337402
              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8971...

              1. Delucacheesemonger Sep 17, 2013 01:02 PM

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