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Seeking bistros on a weekend


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Seeking bistros on a weekend

Dipteran | Apr 30, 2009 10:30 AM

I'm heading to Paris for four days (Thur-Mon), and of course have the perennial problem of figuring out where to eat on the weekend. I lived in Paris for a while several years ago, and found that the places I kept going to were Chez Denise (my all time favorite), L'Ami Jean, and Astier (before it changed hands). I'm going to revisit L'Ami Jean and Chez Denise again, but am stymied about where to eat on Saturday and Sunday. I'm looking, as you can see above, for a more traditional, bistro-like atmosphere, not too expensive, but not necessarily bargain basement.

Based on a New York Times review, I thought we'd go to Bistrot Paul Bert on Saturday, but see that on this board it doesn't get glowing recommendations. Sunday is open for me: I thought of Benoit, where I've dined, but it is a bit pricey, and they segregate foreigners together. I know Chez Omar is open for dinner then, but I haven't eaten there before.

So, can anybody offer me suggestions along these lines for a Saturday dinner and a Sunday lunch (or dinner?).

Help much appreciated.

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