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Good, Non-Chain Places in the 7th/6th arr. w/ Toddler?


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Good, Non-Chain Places in the 7th/6th arr. w/ Toddler?

tara3056 | | Aug 13, 2012 11:19 PM

Yes, I know... dining out in Paris with a toddler (shudder).

But alas, brave fools we are, so there you have it. We will be in Paris for a week in mid October. My parents will be accompanying my husband, myself, and our just-turned 2 year old son. On several nights we will be able to leave our son with my parents and enjoy the kind of places we've previously loved but which are clearly inappropriate for a toddler. (Le Clos des Gourmets, for example)

However, I'm looking for rec's for solid, decent places we could go as a family on maybe 3 or 4 nights. I've searched the archives here, but I haven't found much specific because so many other posters had children that were a little to a LOT older than our son will be. (We can bring books to read (quietly) with him while we wait in restaurants, but he has shown no interest in coloring, etc. Still a little too young for that.) Also, we really want to try to stick to the 7th and 6th for dinners, if possible. Nothing worse than schlepping halfway across town on public transport with a group of our size, when we are renting an apt in the 7th and have always enjoyed walking to dinners.

Of the restaurants my husband and I visited in our pre-baby days, I'd think that Cafe Constant might work if we show up right when they open at 7. It gets so loud in there anyway I'm not sure anyone would notice a kid. And it's certainly casual.

Fontaine de Mars has the lovely outdoor dining and I've actually seen very young kids there before, but I'm a little tired of their menu. I don't love that it's not prix fixe and I also don't love that it's been the same menu there for years and doesn't seem to vary with the seasons.

To give you an idea of what we like, we've previously enjoyed l'Epi Dupin, Le Florimond, and Le Petit Troquet - none of which I think are especially suited for our purposes this time, but they all have good, solid food and I'd love to find that this time around too.