Youhou grosse ambiance Chez papa au 101 r Croix Nivert dans le 15e, je vou conseille d’allé y manger, nous on prefere dans la semaine, le week-end etant légèrement bruyant
Favorite Dish: Foie gras pour le goût traditionnel du terroir et escargots pour la sauce savoureuse !
Sit near a window in Chez Papa and watch the people walk past, on the busy rue La Fayette, while sipping an espresso.
'Papa' may not be Papa Hemmingway--which I first thought--but the ambience certainly alludes to the image of heavy drinking and passionate, intellectual conversation at bare, wooden tables. This pub also served inexpensive meals.
I didn't know at the time that there are five Chez Papas in Paris. This one on rue LaFayette is the most popular one. Though it might be a sort of chain, each store has an individual look, so each seems to be unique.
Favorite Dish: Espresso was all I had because I arrived between lunch hours and dinner hours. Finding a meal during this interim seemed to be a difficulty everywhere I went in Paris.
There was a chalk board above the bar that displayed the meals of the day and the price was reasonable.
However, if you arrive at the wrong time, take a walk along the streets were bread and pastry shops, cheese shops and green grocers with colorful displays of fresh fruits spilling out the door for sale at any time you might feel hungry.
This is a small chain, but I loved the atmosphere and the food. The price isn't bad either. Students and young adults love this place because the food is good and the prices are reasonable. It is best to get there either at the very beginning or the end of the lunch or dinner hour otherwise you will not get a seat.
Favorite Dish: A duck with leeks dish. It was really delicious.
when I went i was only 14 years old with my family, we were amazed at the menu and the friendly service. I returned 2 years later at 16 years old in 2010 and found the same owner as friendly as ever on a tuesday night. we had one waiter who was a people person he spoke fluent english whereas only my father and sister new fluent french, we were the only english in the restaurant and after 10 in the evening the music started to play, we stayed for hours at one point we were about to leave and then we heard that a singer had just arrived to join the jazz band. we stayed for another hour. For our starter we had a traditional style of garlic bread, for our main course I tried veal for the first time, it was extremely tender and the light meat melted like butter in my mouth, it was the best meat from a cow i had ever tasted, for desert i had a delectable chocolate mousse like ice cream with a light frothy layer of whipped cream on top. I would recommend that anyone wherever you go in france find the nearest chez papa and enjoy the musical accompaniment to the food and let the music change the way the food tastes with the way it relaxes your mood I recommend this restaurant as an end of the week meal to relax. the restaurant i visited was 3 rue st benoit, st german des pres.
Favorite Dish: i dont know the name but it was a delightful veal dish
....and delicious food--and quite affordable. I've been returning to this restaurant for close to fifteen years. Their Boyarde Salade is comfort food to me when I'm on the road. It is a meal in itself. If I go there alone, I get this only as it is enough. If I take friends, we share appetizers. After reading reviews here, I will try the location on Rue La Fayette--I would love to meet Papa!
Favorite Dish: Boyarde Salade--the hot fried potatoes and prosciutto make this a meal
Je sui né au Brésil, dejá habteé en Franche pour 4 anné, juste au Port dI'tally, acouté de Chez Papa. Mantennam je abite au Brésil, me, je rapelle toute les jours qui je vá monger du restaurant chez.
Escuse moi, ma letre.
Atmosphere was great from the minute we walked into this restaurant. The place was packed full of locals who were very friendly and keen to talk to us. We seemed to be the only tourists in the restaurant and we were given the 1 english menu and also a French one. The meal was fabulous but this restaurant is all about the experience. It was very casual and one of our top nights out in Paris. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to any of my friends. I will be returning next time i am visiting.
The food was very chunky, common of south west of France. My dinner mate and I found it quite hard to swallow. Perhaps we got the wrong thing on the menu, but after hearing so much about the place I was desperate to go.
We managed to share two starters between us and were stuffed. If you don't like heavy food or very strong cheese and lots of ham, then avoid some of the starters.
Favorite Dish: I don't have a favourite, as I wasn't too keen on what I had. It was a 'Savoyarde salad' consisting of starchy potatoes, very strong cheese that tasted like soap and ham slices with lettuce and a thick dressing. This is typical of the south west of France apparently.
I know that I should give it another try though, next time I'll go for something completely different!
If you want to eat very good food (and not expensive) from the west-south of France. Come early because it's always full.
4 restaurants in Paris :
* 29 rue de l'arcade (8th quarter)
metro : Madeleine
phone : (0)1 42 65 43 68
* 6 rue Gassendi (14th quarter)
metro : Denfert Rochereau
phone : (0)1 43 22 41 19
* 206 rue Lafayette (10th quarter)
metro : Louis Blanc
phone : (0)1 42 09 53 87
* 101 rue de la Croix-Nivert (15th quarter)
(my favorite one)
metro : Commerce
phone : (0)1 48 28 31 88
There are four branches in Paris, physically I been to two of them.
They both have the same excellent food and menu.
One is somewhat bigger and have more air to breathe, especially as a nonsmoker.
The other, has less tables and is therefore even more likely to have a long waiting time. It s noisy and a bit cramped up - but the the atmospehere overwhelming.
The food is pleanty, simple and delicious served in a charmingly oldfashioned way in pots, pans and clay bowls.
All very homey.
Service is extremely pleasant - especially at the second place I mentioned. You might even meet Chez Papa (big daddy) himself welcomming you with a handshake and maybe even with an aperitif.
As soon as I find out, which is which, I´ll make a note.
Favorite Dish: First of all it s vegetarian-friendly, as you can order your choice without the meat part. Just ask for it.
Then the first dishes to suggest - as a vegetarian - are the omelets, salads and onion pie.
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