Le Potager du Pere Thierry

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Le Potage du Pere Thierry

 

On our first night in Paris, we ventured out to a wine bar + restaurant well known among the expat crowd, but which ultimately ended up a major disappointment. We’re talking nearly a 2 hour wait while later parties were seated ahead of us, rude waiters and menu mains completely “sold out”…after we ordered an entire bottle of wine.

The experience was disappointing in and of itself, but compounded by the fact that after nearly a three hour debacle the only place open in our vicinity was… le McDonalds. Needless to say, our first night in Paris was heavy on the sights but sorely lacking in haute French cuisine.

 


 

 

For our second night in Paris, we kept the expectations low and pre-dined on a course of macarons before making the nervous trek to Le Potager du Pere Thierry for dinner.

This small but charming restaurant ended up being the highlight of our Paris trip and absolutely phenomenal – the service extraordinarily friendly, the menu stocked full of French classics and the food delicious.

We tried the duck, potato and cheese gratin (left) and the steak frites (right) with a bottle of red. Both were amazing, but the creamy, hearty duck entree was outstanding. The restaurant is quite popular with locals and while reservations can be made in advance, we took our chances and were able to snag a table.

The cobblestone, hilly street is littered with restaurants, but Le Potager du Pere Thierry is one of the most popular and definitely worth the trek! Oh, and the prices are surprisingly very reasonable, especially for how tasty everything was!

 



 

Do you have any restaurant recommendations? Let us know in the comments, we’re always looking for great food in Paris!

 

Visiting Paris – Travel Checklist

We took a red eye to Paris from JFK. You can find cheap Paris flights from low cost carriers almost all year round – check for flight deals here.

Paris has some of the best museums in the world. I spent an entire summer living in the city, visiting different churches, museums and historic homes and still couldn’t get enough. If you plan to sightsee, look into a Paris Pass – it’s a great value! The pass can be purchased for multiple days and allows you to skip the line at 60+ attractions. See the full list of included sights and attractions here.

Lastly, be sure to visit Paris with travel insurance. Whether you get injured and need to be hospitalized, or your phone gets stolen, or an injury forces you to cancel all or part of your vacation, travel insurance will help when you need it most. Get a quote for your trip here.

 

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IreneMarch 31, 2014 - 3:43 pm

after your latest post i really want to visit paris! food looks amazing and everything sounds great!

xoxo
Irene
http://www.thedailylace.com

SherMarch 31, 2014 - 4:01 pm

i’m glad the pictures could inspire you :)

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