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Contemporary French Food in the Marais or 5e - need a table tonight

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Onara Oct 9, 2013 12:13 AM

I need a recommendation in the next few hours for somewher in either of these areas that is contemporary French food (nothing heavy or stodgy). Price under about 200 Euro per head, and needs to be available on short notice. I've been to such places years ago in these areas but cannot remember the names of any of them. Can you help ASAP please? A website for the restaurant would be helpful too. Thx

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    Onara RE: Onara Oct 9, 2013 12:14 AM

    By "available on short notice", I just mean somewhere that will accept a booking for this evening (Wed Oct 10th)

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      Onara RE: Onara Oct 9, 2013 12:35 AM

      And obviously under 150 Euro would be even better

      1. John Talbott RE: Onara Oct 9, 2013 12:40 AM

        I'd suggest the very contemporary Claude Colliot, 40 rue des Blancs-Manteaux in the 4th, 01.42.71.55.45, closed Sundays and Mondays or the somewhat more informal Cafe des Musees, 49, rue de Turenne in the 3rd, 01.42.72.96.17, open everyday, or the ex-chef from Le Clocher de Pereire's Minimes, 36 rue de Turenne in the 3rd, 01.42.71.36.70, open 7/7. Read about them & decide what looks right for you.

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          Onara RE: John Talbott Oct 9, 2013 01:05 AM

          Thank you. I'll suggest they try for Claude Colliot, and then try Le Clocher de Pereire's Minimes if unable to get a table

        2. John Talbott RE: Onara Oct 9, 2013 01:16 AM

          "A website"
          Websites here are the exception not the rule which is why I gave coordinates.

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            Onara RE: John Talbott Oct 9, 2013 01:25 AM

            I wondered about that - again, many thanks
            It's for my partner & her friend. Theyre in Paris at the moment, wanting to head to the Marais tonight, and feeling a lot of the food theyve eaten so far has been too heavy
            They dont use Chowhound (and have limited net access anyway), so I'm finding them options from my desk here in Australia
            You have to love technology sometimes :>)
            Incidentally, when I googled Le Clocher de Pereire's Minimes, I found your blog entry/review, but couldnt see a date. Has this restaurant been open long?

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              John Talbott RE: Onara Oct 9, 2013 02:16 AM

              Just over a year.

          2. John Talbott RE: Onara Oct 9, 2013 08:34 AM

            It's probably too late but a friend in the industry and I just ate at the newly-reopened Restaurant Les Enfants Rouges (at its old address 9, rue de Beauce in the 3rd, 01.48.87.80.61) fully packed its "first real opening day," and it's another Japanese chef (6 years with Camdeborde) cooked French food with Asian sensibilities and interesting combinations (such as smoked salmon with warm joue de boeuf). 113 E a couple with normal people's wine portion.

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