What's on in Paris in Winter 2012/2013

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Paris' Top Ten Best-Value Traditional French Restaurants and Brasseries
(Menu less than 80 Euros)
Winter 2012/2013 Art of the Table
Paris 6th
Left Bank
Hélène Darroze

The ground floor 'Table d'Hélène' has a charming and casual atmosphere. It offers French cuisine with the famous touch of the Périgord and a consequent good selection of wines.

Hélène Darroze
4, rue d'Assas
Metro: Sèvre-Babylone
Closed: Saturdays & Sundays
Phone 33(0)1 42 22 00 11
Menu: 39 Euros
Paris 1st Louvre,
Palais Royal,
Les Halles
Au Pied de Cochon

Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, this renewed brasserie-restaurant, popular since the fifties, has a warm and comfortable setting. Its specialialties include sea-food and of course 'pigs trotters'.

Au Pied de Cochon
6, rue Coquillière, Paris 1st
Metro: Les Halles
Closed: Never
Phone 33(0)1 40 13 77 00
Menu: 22.87 Euros
Paris 6th
St. Germain-des-Prés area
Jacques Cagna

Flemish paintings in an elegant 17th Century atmosphere accompany a truly great—yet not too expensive— traditional French cuisine thanks to a talented 'Michelin star' chef.

Jacques Cagna
14, rue des grands Augustins, Paris 6th
Phone 33(0)1 43 26 49 39
Metro: Odéon
Closed: Saturdays, Monday lunch time and Sundays
Menu: 75 Euros, (lunchtime 41 Euros).
Paris 6th
St. Germain-des-Prés

Well situated in the throbbing heart of Saint Germain, this is an authentic 'Art Nouveau' Brasserie with time-worn merits of good food and efficient service according to traditional values.

142, Boulevard Saint-Germain

Paris 6th
Phone 33(0)1 43 26 68 18
Metro: Saint-Germain-des-Prés
Menu: 22 Euros
Open: Every day
Paris 2nd
Opera area

Authentic literary and artistic address since 1880 (for such august patrons as Daudet, Renoir, Rodin, Pissaro) where a jury gathers every November to choose the annual Goncourt, Renaudot and Apolinaire prize winners. Specializes in oysters and seafood platters.

18 Rue Gaillon, Paris 2nd
Phone 33(0)1 42 65 15 16
Metro: Quatre Septembre/Opera.
Menu: 53 Euros (lunchtime) and 104 Euros (dinner time)
Open: week-days (closed Sat. & Sun.)
Paris 4th
Pompidou Center area

If you've been visiting the Pompidou Center, try this restaurant on top of the Center, with a unique view of Paris. You have to be at ease with 'ultra design' all aluminium and vinyl decoration.

Pompidou Center, Place Beaubourg
Paris 4th
Phone 33(0)1 44 78 47 99
Metro: Châtelet
Closed: Sundays
Menu: 53.35 Euros
Paris 6th
Montparnasse /Luxembourg area
Le Parc aux Cerfs

This is the Paris of the belle epoch of Montparnasse, conjouring up painters such as Utrillo. A great wine selection accompanies fine cuisine (not to be confused with another good wine restaurant of the same name in Neuilly!).

Le Parc aux Cerfs
50, rue Vavin, Paris 6th

Phone 33(0)1 43 54 87 83
Metro: Vavin
Menu:19.50 to 29 Euros
Open: Every day
Paris 17th
Parc Monceau area
Le Petit Villiers

It's worth getting a little away from the usual tourist areas for candle-lit dinners in a rustic setting. Here you'll find excellent traditional food at really low prices, and the menu offers an extraordinarily wide choice.

Le Petit Villiers
75, avenue de Villiers, Paris 17th.

Phone 33(0)1 48 88 96 59
Metro: Wagram
Menu: 18 Euros (lunchtime 10.90 and 13.00 Euros)
Open: Every day (lunch and dinner).
Paris 6th
Saint Michel/ Luxembourg area
Au Polidor

Right in the heart of the Latin quarter, here is a mall bistro steeped in history and tradition. You can enjoy home-made tasteful and fresh food served with a wide variety of hand-picked wines.

Au Polidor
41, rue Monsieur-Le-Prince,
Paris 6th
Phone 33(0)1 43 26 95 34
Metro: Odéon or Luxembourg
Menu: 9 Euros (weekday lunch) and 18 Euros (dinner)
Paris 14/15th
Montparnasse area

Les Bouchons de Fr. Leclerc

Known for offering the lowest-priced winelist in France, this restaurant also offers creative and refined contemporary French cuisine for reasonable prices.

Les Bouchons de Fr. Leclerc
32, Blvd du Montparnasse, Paris 15th
Phone 33 (0)1 45 48 52 03
Metro: Montparnasse-Bienvenue.
Closed: Sat. lunch & Sundays
Menu: 21.19 or 31.25 Euros
Paris 14th
Alésia area
Au Moulin Vert

This restaurant, dating from a century ago on the site of a former windmill of pre-Cubist Montparnasse, offers a warm, pastoral setting for an all-inclusive 3-course meal with cocktail and wine with efficient, friendly service for very reasonable prices.

Au Moulin Vert
34 bis, rue des Plantes,
33 rue du Moulin Vert, Paris 14th
Phone 33 (0)1 45 39 31 31
Metro: Alésia.
Open every day
Menu: 12 Euros (lunch) and 33/46 Euros (dinner).

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