Restaurants & Bars 37

Where Paris' locals dine

mangeur | May 14, 201201:52 PM

So many posters ask for addresses where they will not hear English spoken. Well, they certainly exist but well below the NYT and maybe even Figaroscope radar. (Maybe even Paris by Mouth!) I thought we might share a few of these names with a few well behaved Chow readers who know to keep their voices down in order and not upset the local ambiance. I will start by giving up one of our old favorites that has been good for a decade.

Le Dirigeable in the 15e. Easily accessible on the #95 bus to Alleray stop. First, there is Guy, the superb front of house and wine guru. Patient and caring very much that you enjoy your evening. There are usually a half dozen interesting choices of each entrees, plats and desserts. St. Jacques are always a winner in season. Rosy calves liver has been divine. Pigeon, duck, veal, it's all good here on a menu that changes daily.

This is a place where you can actually talk across the table. Not boisterous. Dates, local couples in foursomes, multi-generational tables.

This blog description is pretty accurate. http://notdrinkingpoison.blogspot.com... Tell Guy his old San Francisco friends sent you, and that they plan to get back there themselves soon. And remember, you promised to behave.

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