Bistros & Restos 6th to 10th Arr.

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Chez Les Anges


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Bar de la Croix Rouge

I’m having my morning noisette under the shade of a chestnut tree that looms over the terrace of the Bar de la Croix Rouge. Off to my right is Cesar’s statue of Centaur and to my left the rue du Four angles towards me.

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La Rotonde

Opened in 1911, La Rotonde was a hangout for the Lost Generation during les années folles. On any given night you were likely to bump into Hemingway, Joyce, Fitzgerald, Soutine, Picasso and others.

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Caméléon d’Arabian

Jean-Paul Arabian has been running Michelin-starred Paris restaurants like Ledoyen and celebrity haunts like Maxim’s for over forty years. I missed those experiences so I was delighted when I received a call inviting me to lunch at Caméléon d’Arabian a Montparnasse favorite of locals for nine years.

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Au 41 Penthièvre

After twelve years with Christian Constant at Le Violin d’Ingres where he started in the kitchen and eventually ran the front of the house it was time for Alexandre Lallemode to open his own restaurant.

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Del Papa-6th arrondissement

The provisionary home for our Picture for a Sunday Afternoon film salon lies midway between the Café de Flore and the Action 21 Cinema.

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L’Auberge Bressane-7th arrondissement

My pal, Jimmy Romano, the renowned plastic surgeon from San Francisco was showing me his apartment near the Eiffel Tower when he remembered that L’Auberge Bressane was just a round the corner. So off  we went to the L’Auberge Bressane, a favorite with locals and government officials.

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No one should have a bad meal in Paris! Whether a 2-star restaurant or a local bistro there should always be an excellent rapport qualité prix– relationship between price and quality. At my favorites you will be treated as a regular and have a satisfying experience. Just tell them  “Terrance sent you.”


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