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May 20, 2014 10:41 AM

What good Paris restaurants don't take reservations? Please add to:

A FAQ here and elsewhere is: What good Paris restaurants don't take reservations? It's a good question, for starters (much credit goes to SF, my great eating companion) but to start the ball rolling:
Pierre Sang Boyer in Oberkampf
Le Cafe de la Nouvelle Marie
Huitrier Regis
Rose Bakery
The Cave at Vivant
Atelier Vivanda - second seating
Le Comptoir du Relais – weekends only
The bar at Bones
Chateaubriand – 2nd seating

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  1. Le Richer. The three Cantines (de la Troquet/Dupleix, and de la Cigale).

    Paris By Mouth recently published a list which, without their saying so, included places that did take reservations but usually had some space for walk-ins. Annoying.

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    1. re: Prabhakar Ragde

      "Le Richer"
      Are you sure they don't? Le Richer did for me as did the Cantines de la Troquet/Dupleix and de la Cigale.
      I'm talking about places that absolutely refuse to take a rez.

      1. re: John Talbott

        No, I am not sure. I just read this information in several places. Maybe you are special!

        1. re: Prabhakar Ragde

          "Maybe you are special!"
          According to my late Mother, yes.

          1. re: John Talbott

            Your mother owner of the Richer ?
            Mes hommages.
            Mes hommages quand même.

    2. Don't you need to differentiate lunch and dinner? Per earlier posts, BAT at dinner, but not at lunch. Per experience, L' Comptoir at lunch, but not dinner.

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      1. re: hychka

        Ah well then, it's true, I'm a lunch guy.

        1. re: John Talbott

          I think Le Comptoir du Relais is no-rez 12-18 weekdays and 12-20 weekends.

      2. Per earlier posts, BAT at dinner.

        1. Café Richer, Café Constant, Les Cocottes come to mind.

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          1. L'atelier Robuchon (2nd seating) for lunch and diner (AFAIR)