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Restaurant recommendations near Republique

Hi. My husband & I will be going to Paris next month for my birthday, staying near Place de la Republique in the Crown Plaza. Can anyone recommend some good places to eat near there? Thanks.

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What kind of food are you interested in? I assume that by near you mean within walking distance as compared to a short Metro ride. La Pharmacie is about a 5 minute walk from your hotel: I like it but fair warning I have suggested it to others who said they had horrible service. A classic old school French spot near your hotel and just down the road from Le Pharmacie (10 minute walk maximum) is Astier: If you want Alsatian food, Chez Jenny is super close: If you are a foodie, you may like Clown Bar ( which is near your hotel as well. I hate it but a lot of my friends who call themselves foodies like it. That area has a lot of good places. These are the ones that popped into my head within a 10 minute walk of the hotel.
Edit: Just thought of another place on the Marais side near Place de la Republique: L'Aller Retour (

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Thank you so much for the reply. The only one on my radar so far was Chez Jenny so I appreciate the other ideas.

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We stayed in that area once on Rue Temple and dined at Astier. It is on a tiny street and a bit tricky to find. They have a set menu that includes a wonderful cheese course. It is very casual with tables set with red checkered tablecloths. Street is Rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud. Metrio: Parmentier.

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If you're over in the 16th, just down from Trocadero, try La Librairie. We went twice, once to enjoy the dinner our kids were "buying" as a thank you for the help we provided for their wedding planning. Just a lovely place, great French menu, beautiful presentation, with wonderful friendly staff. We muddled through our broken French/English exchange and it was a delight to do so. A couple links below for more info. The second one is like Open can make a reservation. Wherever you go, it's a good idea to make a reservation if it's a nicer restaurant.

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I enjoyed La Pharmacie, mentioned in a previous post, both for its cooking and the atmosphere of young workers hand-crafting the cuisine. But it is small, the speed of service will depend on whether it is crowded, and the French expect to linger at the table. And the menu is not shy about charging mid-market+ prices. I would not hesitate to go back. Open daily, which is unusual for a small place, but no lunch Sunday. 22 rue Jean Pierre Timbaud, 75011. The website offers reservations, a good idea for later in the week.