It will be my first time in Paris this coming May. A dream for me to celebrate my birthday there. Will be celebrating with a couple of friends. Friends of mine told me that it is impossible to find an affordable place to dine in Paris. Is it true? I would appreciate if you could recommend me some interesting places in Paris to celebrate my birthday. Thanks.
I dont think u will have that much trouble finding an affordable place to dine.
There are of course very expensive places. But there are other places, which are not so expensive. French cafes serve good food, in Paris, and they are not very expensive.
Unfortunately, I cant name one, in particular.
If u ask the moderators, to move this to the Europe forum, there may be more people there who can name a restaurant or cafe, for u.
Here are my favourites budget addresses in Paris:
"Le bon coin" rue des cinq diamants ("Corvisart" underground stration)
nice south western french cuisine at a very good price
"Chez Mamane" opposite from "Le bon coin". A typical parisian cafe serving huge plates of couscous in the evening.
"Le temps des cerises" rue de la butte aux cailles (not very far from the other two).
Traditional french cooking in a typical and friendly atmosphere. Not too expensive (a bit more expensive than "le bon coin" though)
"Le Kok" or "Pho Ban Cuong" Avenue de Choisy. (Tolbiac tube station) Excellent vietnamese Phô soup. Very very unexpensive.
There are many other more upmarket vietnamese, thai and chinese restaurants in the same street when you go north.
In passage Brady ("Strasbourg St Denis" tube station) you can find a number of unexpensive indian restaurants.
its not a french restaurant but it is very cheap and exceptional value - a franchise called Hippopotamus. Its a steakhouse my boyfriend and I thought we had luckily stumbled across but then we noticed another in the airport, and they seem to be everywere.
The steak is beautiful, they have a large selection of other mains too, along with a large wine menu, great snack food and to die for desserts!!!
We had two starters, two mains(the most expensive meat on themenu) two desserts and a bottle of champagne and it came to roughly €65.
I didnt realise Paris was in Asia