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Montparnasse

Afternoon,

I have just booked a romantic trip away for 3 nights in December and staying in the Lenox Montparnasse hotel.

We are real foodies and wanted to know if anyone had any recomendations for food? I would like traditional french food - local food. Not touristy and not super exspensive.

Any ideas would be great.

Thanks

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1. Re: Montparnasse

There are over 10,000 restaurants in central Paris. The majority of them serve French food at reasonable prices. They all display their carte and menus outside, with prices. Just get away from any major tourist attraction and wander, looking at the cartes and menus.

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2. Re: Montparnasse

We would need a more precise idea of your budget (with / without wine?), but to get you started:

- you'll be almost next door to the three great brasseries of Montparnasse (Dome, Coupole and, to a lesser extent, Rotonde);

- going a bit further east, on rue de Chevreuse, is Le Cameleon, particularily known for its excellent calf liver (and the moods of the owner...);

- there are a number of creperies, including very good ones (Crêperie Josselin), on rue du Montparnasse (as well as the excellent Japanese place Toritcho if you need a change)

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3. Re: Montparnasse

There's Le Timbre on the r. St. Beuve, right in your neighborhood. It's teeny tiny, as the name suggests, so reservations are essential.

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4. Re: Montparnasse

Close by, on same street as your hotel, there is Le Bistrot du Dôme that serves fresh fish and seafood. Traditional French, not too expensive ..we like it.

tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g187147-d7…

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5. Re: Montparnasse

As a foodie, you probably know about this site:

http://chowhound.chow.com/boards/49

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6. Re: Montparnasse

Have a look at Le Casse Noix, while you're investigating - nearby in the 15th arr.

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7. Re: Montparnasse

I second the suggestion for Le Timbre. Very special and great food. Mostly Parisians (although that may change the more we recommend it) and menu in just french on a chalkboard.

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8. Re: Montparnasse

Which is only surprising because the chef/owner is a Brit. He cooks terrific French food though.

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9. Re: Montparnasse

Sometimes a brasserie like La Coupole can hit the spot.

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