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Nov 18, 2013 10:47 AM

Pierre Sang Boyer Question

We will be in Paris in January and really would like to have lunch at Pierre Sang Boyer on a Friday. I am a bit worried about their no reservation policy. Normally, I would not mind waiting outside on the sidewalk with an nice glass of white in the hand, but not in January....., at least not for 30 min or more.
I have read the best strategy is to be there at 12.00h sharp when they open but we find that a bit early for lunch. John Talbott wrote in his blog that there were empty seats again at 1.30h, this sounds much better.
Anybody been there recently for lunch? Still a long queue outside to get in or are things more relaxed nowadays for a weekday lunch? Is the 1.30h alternative worth taking the risk or do we really have to go for 12.00h?
Thanks for any advice!

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  1. Be there at 11.50. Lunch is usually more relaxed than dinner. If it's cold outside there won't be too many people waiting anyway. (But you don't wait on the sidewalk with a glass of wine, that's illegal.)

    1. There's usually a quicker turnaround for lunch during the week so I'd try for 1:30pm as suggested by JT. But no guarantees. Even if it is full and a long wait would be necessary, the world doesn't come to an end. Just down the street is the delightful Ober-Salé.

      1. Hi traveller27, we recently went to the 12pm seating and did not need to queue. you can read the report I posted right here :) http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9225...