In 2002, I went to Paris to help close a KM engagement with a large French firm. The local manager with my company was very knowledgeable on food and Paris restaurants. He had over 100 of his favorites cataloged. As we celebrated getting the sale at the first one listed below, he gave me his top six at under $25 a person as I had another night in Paris before I left for home. I found the crumpled slip of paper a few days ago and wanted to both record and share this list. I am not a fluent in writing French so I may have misspelled a few.
I found all but the last one on the internet so they are still going two years later and highly regarded. I used different guides in each case just to open up different on-line paths into Paris restaurants.
L’ Epi Dupin 11 Rue Dupin 6th Ardst. – tel. 01 42 22 64 56 – It is a new French style. As the Economist guide says, “With its charming interior (note the Provençal-style stone walls and ceiling beams), inventive, affordable and oft-changing menu—this tiny restaurant, just a few steps from the chic Bon Marché department store (but in a very un-chic street), is deservedly a local favourite.”
La Bastide Odeon 7 Rue Corneille 6 th Ardst. – tel. 01 43 26 03 65 – It is Mediterranean cooking.
Bistro de L’Olivier 13 Rue Quentin Bauchart 8th Ardst. – tel. 01 47 20 17 09 – It is Mediterranean cooking and its own site.
Le Clos des Moriccons 50 Rue des Moriccons – 15th Ardst. Tel. 01 48 28 09 37 - It is a new French style and was the only one I could not find on the internet.