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Jun 18, 2014 01:31 AM

(Paris) Gare St Lazare - anywhere to eat there?

Hi, I will have a an hour or two to get lunch near Gare St Lazare. Is there anywhere good to eat at the station or close by? Thanks!

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  1. Yes, Lazare in the station's "centre commercial"... a new(ish) brasserie with continuous hours from 7:30am to midnight... But very popular at peak meal times so booking might be necessary.

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    1. re: Parnassien

      I agree; it's terrific (some dislike the service) but one must reserve; they turn away walk-ins.

      1. re: John Talbott

        I loved Lazare - really good choice. Thank you! :)

      2. re: Parnassien

        I forgot to respond earlier, but wanted to say I really enjoyed my lunch at Lazare. Thank you!

      3. Can one walk into the pretty big bar at Lazare w/o reservations?

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        1. re: danlind3

          I haven't been since it opened but the few times I went people were standing in line (for lunch).

            1. re: Ptipois

              Pti, how impractical is it go by foot from Gare St. Lazare to Gare au Gorille? Would I be risking my life asking a cabbie to take me there from the GSL?

              1. re: mangeur

                Easy walk but not the prettiest. I don't see why not a cab.

                1. re: mangeur

                  It is absolutely practical and easy.
                  Why should you be risking your life hailing a cabby?
                  The only problem is that in the vicinity of a train station, taxis tend to wait at a dedicated taxi stand where you will be charged extra. So I recommend walking or riding a bus.

                  Walk up the rue de Rome, past a the interesting violin and other musical instruments artisan shops; walk by the viaduc de l'Europe and the beautiful 19th-century railroad architecture before that, then (still on the rue de Rome) walk across the boulevard des Batignolles and the Rome métro station; then first bridge to the right above the tracks is the rue des Dames.
                  This one you can walk across and discover the poetic location of Gare au Gorille, almost suspended above the tracks. I recommend that walk.

                  Get the bus n°53, which starts at Opéra (rue Halévy, right in front of the Apple Store) and goes right up the rue de Rome to Levallois via Gare Saint-Lazare, rue Jouffroy and Porte d'Asnières. Take it at the Gare Saint-Lazare stop (right along the gare building on the rue de Rome, facing the big pharmacy). Your final stop will be Rome-Batignolles or Legendre.

                  I do not recommend taking the walk from Saint-Lazare to rue des Dames through the East-side streets; much longer and not so interesting.