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Cafe/restaurant champs élysées

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Cafe/restaurant champs élysées

Hi,

I'm looking for somewhere to have some food and a couple of drinks where you can sit outside on the pavement, have a small bite to eat and a couple of drinks, near the arc de triomophe. Nothing too posh and fancy!

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1. Re: Cafe/restaurant champs élysées

In general, the cafes and restaurants along the Champs Elysees should be avoided. They cater to tourists, and serve indifferent food at high prices.

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2. Re: Cafe/restaurant champs élysées

If you really insist on eating in the area, check rue Marbeuf (southern side, quite east). Several good options including Maison de l'Aubrac, Relais de l'Entrecote, Maison de la Truffe or Chez Maitre Pierre. Not many of them have a large terrace, though.

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3. Re: Cafe/restaurant champs élysées

We found Cafe Victoria on the TA restaurant reviews, We are going to give it a try - not sure if its what you are looking for or not

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4. Re: Cafe/restaurant champs élysées

Practically all the restaurants and cafés on the Champs offer outdoor seating, although you'll probably get heat stroke if you sit outdoors today (then again, you'll get it indoors, too, since there's no A/C). The places on the avenue are expensive and cater to tourists and those who want to see and be seen.

The rue Marbeuf and rue Pierre Charron, on the south lower side of the avenue, do have quite a selection of restaurants, but without much outside seating, and there are no crowds of people walking by as there are on the avenue. Other side streets do have some restaurants, but they are also dotted with seedy bars and clubs, so beware.

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5. Re: Cafe/restaurant champs élysées

The restaurant operated in the Renault showcase ("l'Atelier") is considered good for simple meals -- they have a large outdoor terrace. Unfortunately, the best restaurant on the Champs, l'Alsace, is closed for renovation and won't reopen for at least another year since they are gutting the building.

Café George V, Pizza Vesuvio and Pizza Pino all have outdoor terraces and are favorites of people with limited means.

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6. Re: Cafe/restaurant champs élysées

Add to kerouac's list: Leon de Bruxelles. Mussels and frites, plus a few other items. Big terrace on the shadier side of the street, waiters all dressed up in cute mariner's shirts...like going to the beach!

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7. Re: Cafe/restaurant champs élysées

The waiters dressed as mariners are at the Deauville. ;-)

Yes, I forgot to mention Léon, which is always reliable. For anybody interested, it is a little more expensive than any of the other Léon restaurants around Paris. And whenever Léon is having a special deal, it is always indicated "except the Champs Elysées location."

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8. Re: Cafe/restaurant champs élysées

A really nice place with a great patio is Le Patio des Champs. It faces a quiet courtyard behind the Champs, very peaceful, great food and service.

http://www.lepatiodeschamps.com/

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9. Re: Cafe/restaurant champs élysées

John!

Try Le Comptoir de l'Arc just off the main Avenue for a fab terrasse and great value.

The chains mentioned above are fine too but they remain chain places.

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10. Re: Cafe/restaurant champs élysées

I was under the impression that the whole point was to be on the Champs Elysées itself. I agree that the Comptoir de l'Arc is a good address -- or at least it was when it was my lunch canteen, uh.... 30 years ago!