Café de la Mairie: Lovely cafe in Vincennes
This little cafe is located close to the beautiful Vincennes City Hall. Despite its amazing location, it's not a tourist trap at all - prices are very reasonnable and the food is great. There was a slight confusion with my order for which the waiter apologized profusely and offered to bring me another plate. I was too hungry to wait and so I decided to eat what he had brought, which was delicious anyways, but he still made sure not to charge me more than what my original pick would have cost. Besides the friendly service, the quiet neighborhood and the casual, relaxing ambience on the terrace all made for an excellent meal!
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La Table de Troys: Another great find in Vincennes
We hesitated a bit before going to La Table de Troys because it looked like a rather fancy place, but after we took a look at the menu and saw that it featured several interesting dishes at reasonable prices we decided to try it out on my last evening in Paris. I ordered the "salade fermière", an excellent combination of tomatoes, corn, potatoes and chicken. Our waitress was really nice, although I was a bit annoyed at how she kept trying to suggest the most expensive dishes and wines (I guess it must be some kind of a house policy), but she didn't seem too disappointed when we ordered our salads and house wine instead. All in all, we had a lovely meal and a really nice evening, so I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place if you happen to be in the Vincennes area.
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Le Blason: Good spot near the Château de Vincennes
I very much enjoyed having the lunch in this casual spot located across the street from the Château de Vincennes. The first waitress who came to our table was completely thrown off by my accent (!) so she sought the help of a fellow waiter who was incredibly friendly. Both my friend Cécile and I ordered the vegetarian burger (served with fries & garden salad), and it was delicious! We also shared a roasted pineapple for dessert, served with a caramel ginger sauce, and it was as delicious as it sounds. The place was packed for lunch, and it looked like most of the patrons were locals (which I always take as a good sign right). The restaurant's furniture looked like it had seen better days, but I thought it gave it a kind of vintage charm. Besides, the food was fresh and excellent - that's what counts, right?!
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Pizza del Castello: Try a little change and eat Italian
We were visiting the Chateau de Vincennes and got very hungry from climbing all those stairs so walked across the street and started looking for a restaurant. We'd been eating French (in France) for a couple weeks and we saw this place and smelled the pizza so decided it was time for a change.
The waiters were very Italian looking and acting which was fun. They were very friendly and immediately took us under their wing. We got a lovely seat looking out at the chateau but inside safe from passing showers. They were very busy but managed it all with good cheer. It was a fun experience.
Unfortunately I did not take any photos of meal or restaurant.
Favorite Dish: We did not get the pizza but watched as several other nearby tables did and it looked excellent. It was a wood-fired oven because I could see it from where I sat and I also watched the pizza man making all the crusts behind his own little counter.
We both got the daily special which was pasta and it was excellent. It's not a gourmet restaurant, but it's a lovely change of pace and if you have your family with you, it might be great fun to go out one night for a pizza. We certainly would go back.
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Au Bureau: Want a pizza or fries with a beer ?
This place is conveniently located. Just close to the metro Chateau de Vincennes entrance.
Don't expect great french cuisine, but this is the right place if you want to eat a pizza or a steack with friees or a big salad. Also a good place just to have a beer, seating on the padeo ...
Very crowdy in the evening and especially during the week-ends, when it becomes the meeting points of the youngsters from the area.