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VegasGourmet May 29, 2014 02:37 PM

After spending a few hours...late morning, early afternoon....at 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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    VegasGourmet RE: VegasGourmet May 29, 2014 02:39 PM

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

    1. Parnassien RE: VegasGourmet May 29, 2014 11:56 PM

      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.

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        jeremyholmes RE: VegasGourmet May 30, 2014 12:50 AM

        L'Ami Louis

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          Parnassien RE: jeremyholmes May 30, 2014 01:23 AM

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

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            Ptipois RE: Parnassien May 30, 2014 02:13 AM

            I'd never associate that place with comfort anyway.

        2. Laidback RE: VegasGourmet May 30, 2014 02:30 AM

          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. PhilD RE: VegasGourmet May 30, 2014 03:08 AM

            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).

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              VegasGourmet RE: VegasGourmet May 30, 2014 07:29 AM

              Aux Crus, Chez Georges, and Benoit.....any thoughts about not being rushed....looking at Thursday around 1pm....Also, is there one out there similar to Les Climats for ambiance/terrace closer to Pompidou?....

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                John Talbott RE: VegasGourmet May 30, 2014 07:40 AM

                "is there one out there similar to Les Climats for ambiance/terrace"
                No terrace but the aforementioned Claude Colliot. The Marais does have grand places like those on the Left Bank (not only Les Climats but the Maison de l'Amerique Latine). The Swedish Cultural Center has a cantine with a large dining space outside. https://paris.si.se/cafe-suedois-3/

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                  Parnassien RE: VegasGourmet May 30, 2014 11:43 AM

                  The setting of Le Dôme du Marais is quite fab... food less so.

                  The terrace of Chez Julien on the rue Pont Louis-Philippe is glorious on a sunny day... but the price/ quality ratio is a bit depressing. And a quite a mishmash of cuisines... French, Italian, Med, a little Asian, etc so not in your French comfort food criterion.

                  If you can tolerate the long(ish) walk and the tension between style and substance, the very trendy Café Français on the place Bastille @ rue Saint Antoine might be worth consideration for the sidewalk terrace experience. Again. mode(ish) modern cuisine.

                  Lunch under the arches of the place des Vosges at either Ma Bourgogne or Carrette would be, I imagine, quite memorable for many tourists. More trad.

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                    John Talbott RE: Parnassien May 30, 2014 12:34 PM

                    "The setting of Le Dôme du Marais is quite fab... food less so. "
                    Agreed, but last time I ate the food was very fresh loco stuff.

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                      Parnassien RE: John Talbott May 30, 2014 12:40 PM

                      My clumsy phrasing. I didn't mean that the food was not good (it is) but less impressive than the space which is quite a wow.

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                        John Talbott RE: Parnassien May 30, 2014 12:43 PM

                        Not at all.

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