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Nov 7, 2013 12:56 AM

Non tourist bistros in the 6th

We will be staying in the Saint Germain area the first week of January.
Can anyone recommend non touristy restaurants in the area?

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  1. I don't mean to be flip or mean when I say that "Non tourist bistros in the 6th" is an oxymoron.
    But let me throw a few out that certainly don't have the tourist flavor of some popular joints:
    Cafe Trama
    Pinxo Left Bank
    Agape Substance &

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    1. re: John Talbott

      Unless it has really changed, Agape Substance is not a bistro.

      1. re: Maximilien

        "not a bistro"
        Sorry; I was spinning off some places since so often people use bistro, brasserie and restaurant interchangably.

    2. Saint Germain des Prés is one of the most touristized areas of Paris. If you mean restaurants without a high proportion of foreign visitors and suburban day trippers, you're almost out of luck, especially at weekends. If you want to avoid tourist traps with mediocre cuisine, lots of choices.

      To help us help you, let us know your budget, style, and food preferences.

      1. You need get out of touristy St Germain if you don't want to go to places frequented by … people like yourself.

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        1. re: Parigi

          ha ha - so true. There a much bigger Paris out there, that is beautiful and frequented by real people, nice people and feels good. Too often visitors gravitate towards the Latin Quarter.

          Could this be what Groucho Marx meant when he said... "I don't want to belong to any club that will accept people like me as a member."

        2. If there were any, once they'd be mentioned here they wouldn't be non-touristy anymore.

          1. How about Thursday night at Maison de la Lozere for the aligot?