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May 29, 2014 02:37 PM

A long lunch in the 2nd

After spending a few hours...late morning, early Centre Pompidou, I am looking for one of those "comfort lunches"....atmosphere, food, service...within a 15-20 minute walk from the Centre. Starting with Terroir Parisien and Chez Georges, and looking to compare to others....ideas?

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  1. PS: Obviously, the 3rd/4th is not a problem also...sorry for the header....

    1. Depends on the day of the week... trad "comfort food" restos are often closed on Sat and Sun.

      If during the week (in order of preference), Chez Denise, Chez Georges, Aux Crus de Bourgogne + Sat suggestions
      If Saturday, Le Hangar, Au Bourguignon du Marais, Aux Tonneaux des Halles + Sunday suggestions
      If Sunday, Chez Mémé (but, um, somewhat eccentric), Les Mauvais Garçons, Ambassade d'Auvergne.

        1. re: jeremyholmes

          Re L'Ami Louis. A 150 to 300€ tab for a cuisine-bourgeoise lunch is not really all that comforting, is it?

          1. re: Parnassien

            I'd never associate that place with comfort anyway.

        2. Since you leave us a bit of latitude between your 2 choices, perhaps Claude Colliot might fit your criteria and it is only about a 2 min walk from the Pompidou.

          1. My goto long lunch was Benoit - it may seem an odd choice but it has history, well priced set menu's and the staff seem to like diners who are in for a session (we would stop in after our trip to the market on Sunday and the waiters would hang our bags of veggies in the cloakroom).