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Map of Jewish Paris
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Kosher List-July 2015 or Here.

RESTAURANTS (the best of)

There are hundreds of kosher restaurants in Paris.  The locals generally don't eat the meat under Beis Din as they don't require Glatt meat.  But they will eat everything else under Beis din.

Search for restaurants by cuisine and hashgocha here.


NameLocationMetroTypeHechsherNotes
Darjeeling17thArgentine-1MeatRottenberg
Chez Akol19thOurcq-5BakeryBeth-DinOrganic bakery
Charles Traiteur19thOurcq-5BakeryBeth-Din
Korcarz4thSaint-paul-1BakeryBeth-DinIn the Marais
Ardely’s19thOurcq-5Milk ChocolateKatz
Damyel19thOurcq-5Parve ChocolateRottenberg
L’As Du Fallafel4thSaint-paul-1FallafelBeth-Dinin the Marais
L’Inte Cafe12thMiromesnil-9,13DairyBeth-Din15 minute walk from the Park Hyatt
Il Conte8thSaint-Philippe-du-Roule-9PizzaBeth-Dinwalkable to the Park Hyatt and the Champs Elysees
Kosher pizza4thSaint-paul-1PizzaRottenberg
Pitzman4thSaint-paul-1DairyRottenbergIn the Marais
Le Shine17thPorte Maillot-1ChineseLubavitchnear the Arc
La Marina19thOurcq-5DessertBeth Dinhas a Farandole dessert which is a treat
Tibs19thOurcq-5DairyKatz
Thai One2ndSentier-3MeatRottenberg
Izaaki9thLe Peletier-7MeatBeth-DinNot Glatt, but it's a sushi place, so if you get sushi you don't have any issues



Activities:
-Segway Tour. Please do not PM Ergel with requests for coupon codes. The codes are long dead
-Seine River Tour
-Eiffel Tour (Metro: Trocadero -6,9)
-Versailles Palace and Gardens. Never wait on line to buy tickets. 1. Use museum pass 2. Buy in advance 3. There are vending machines near the bathrooms (you have to poke around to find them) without lines. (if you go during a really busy time and the line seems endlessly long, go to the gardens first and return to the palace in the afternoon when lines are shorter)
-Louvre Art Museum (Closed Tuesday) (Metro: Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre -1,7) Shushan/Purim artifacts that can be seen at the Louvre, per the book Purim and the Persian Empire.
-D'Orsay Art Museum (Closed Monday) (Metro: Solférino -12)
-Musée de l'Orangerie des Tuileries (closed Tuesday) small museum featuring Monet's lilies (Metro Concorde: -1,8,12)
-Centre Georges Pompidou modern art museum open 11-9. closed tuedays (Metro: Rambuteau -11)
-Tuileries Gardens. (Metro: Tuileries -1)
-Paris sewer museum Smells really bad but an interesting look at the sewer system
-Champs Elysees shopping (Metro: Champs-Élysées - Clemenceau -1,13)
-Arc de Triomphe (Metro: Charles de Gaulle - Étoile -1,2,6)
-Operan National De Paris opera house. tours daily 11:30 and 2:30. Admission included in Museum Pass, tour extra
-Montmartre (Great neighborhood to walk around with boutiques, artists, and great views, and a funicular that kids will love) (Metro: abbesses -12, Anvers -2)
-The Great Synagogue (La Victoria) is beautiful but the main shul is only open on Shabbos mornings for Shacharis, but definitely worthwhile if you're there over Shabbos (Metro: Notre-Dame-de-Lorette -12)

Hotels:
-Park Hyatt Paris (Hyatt cat 7) is an outstanding value for your points. They used to give a phenomenal kosher breakfast but now it's barely even worth requesting.  Still rooms are a decent size for Paris, the Spa facilities are very nice, and the intoxicating smell used throughout the hotel for forever be linked with the romance of Paris. Ideally located between the Opera and Tuileries metro stations.
The Park Hyatt has free parking, though driving and parking elsewhere in Paris is very difficult.
The Park Hyatt has also complimentary bikes for guests.
There is a backdoor for entry on shabbos.

-The Westin (SPG cat 6) is not as luxurious at the Park Hyatt but is located nearby and does the trick if you only have Starpoints and not Chase or Hyatt points.

Shabbos meals:
-Chabad of Champs Elysees has great shabbos meals and you're sure to bump into other tourists there as well to share tips.
It is a 30 minute walk to the Park Hyatt, but the walk is quite lovely via the Tuileries Gardens and the Champs Elysees.
Reservations are required: http://www.chabadchampselysees.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/888847/jewish/Shabbat-at-Chabad-Champs-Elyses.htm
-if you don't/can't eat at Chabad, they suggest getting takeout from Ben & Cook located in the 8th. Hashgacha: rabbinate Lubavitch De France 33 1 45 61 03 95. 35 Euro for 2 challas, 2 dips, meatballs with noodles or veggies for 2. they close at 3pm on Fridays (in the summer). call for more info

There is no eruv in Paris. Consider taking the metro to shul with your talis bag along with return tickets for motzei shabbos.

Transport from CDG:
-If you are going to the Opera area you can take the RoissyBus (pronounced Wahsee-Boos as you will get blank stares if you ask for the Royzee-Bus) which goes there nonstop. You can pay by credit card in the RoissyBus waiting station or on the bus.  The cost is €10.  It is a 5 minute walk to the Park Hyatt.

-There are also train options from CDG: the subway is located in terminal 2E/2F, to get to paris its ligne B (Blue) it should take approximately 30minutes to get to Gare Du Nord
it cost 9€10 each way per person

- Shimon taxi: 0(1133)6 98 27 16 08  Tamidshuttle@gmail.com

- Uber is the best option to get to paris cheapest and fastest
- Blacklane.com has luxury cars for around 50 Euro. Very easy to book online.

Metro:
The subway is fast, efficient, and cheap. A book of 10 tickets is 13,30€ for adults and 6,65€ for kids.
The subway closes between 12:30 and 2am.

Map:
Streetwise Paris cannot emphasize enough, this is really a must. Of course, if you have GMaps and data you don't need this map unless you really like paper.

Guidebooks
Rick Steves' Paris 2013
Fodor's Paris 2013 (Full-color Travel Guide)

Other Tips
-If you plan on visiting several of the items covered by the Museum Pass - make sure to check it out and price out your options.  Many times it is worth it to get a one-day or multi-day Museum Pass to save some money and more importantly, time (see link for more details: http://en.parismuseumpass.com/)
-Double check days when museums/sites are closed as many do close on different days of the week.
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #210 on: July 13, 2011, 03:56:01 PM »
We will be in Paris for 3 nights in the near future. There are tons of restaurants (I know only a few Glatt) and don't know where to begin.
I am taking recommendations for the 3 best restaurants in each catagory: 1. Meat (Glatt) 2. Dairy 3. Sushi :) 

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #211 on: July 13, 2011, 04:58:58 PM »
darjeeling
french sushi? cant you wait to get back to your local brooklyn pizzeria?

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #212 on: July 13, 2011, 05:06:24 PM »
Check out my TR I have a bunch of restaurants I reviewed: http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=6165.msg69637#msg69637.

We didn't go to sushi so I can't comment on that.

Darjeeling, Pitzman's (pizza) and Inte Caffe were a few of my favorites.

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #213 on: July 13, 2011, 07:54:24 PM »
@ Moish: There seem to many Sushi places so I figured one of them has to be decent.:)
Than again, once you are not in Japan what's the diff between France and the US?

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #214 on: July 13, 2011, 07:57:55 PM »
Than again, once you are not in Japan what's the diff between France and the US?

You're comparing french cuisine to fastfood?

(and even I'm saying that, as a francophobe)
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #215 on: July 13, 2011, 08:21:45 PM »
No, Moish made a statement that I might as well have sushi when I get back home since France is not known for its sushi. I responded that it isn't a US food either. There's not diff bet having gefilta fish in India or Pakistan!! :)

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #216 on: July 13, 2011, 08:40:22 PM »
There's not diff bet having gefilta fish in India or Pakistan!! :)

Sure there is, in India they top it with curry.
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #217 on: July 14, 2011, 03:27:50 PM »
I am back from Paris.
Thanks to all who gave me info; it really helped. Here is my 2 cents…
I have lots to say, so I will just add brief points. I will happily embellish specific things if asked.
Air:
BA JFK-LHR-CDG, First Class
1.   1st class to LHR was great, both in terms of comfort and food
a.   Since meat dinner was served soon after takeoff of 6hr flight, we had to choose whether to have meat dinner of dairy breakfast served 5 hrs later. I took meat;  wife took diary; both were very good.
2.   Concord Lounge in LHR was great. They gave me private room to daven schachris. I also asked for meal in lounge because I had not eaten since dinner. Within 30 minutes attendant brought me 2 complete meat meals. We also got the 15 minute free massages.
3.   Club First LHR-CDG: served us a meal on 45 minute flight, but meal was frozen solid like a brick. No big deal because of meal in lounge…
BA CDG-LHR-JFK, First Class
1.   The amount of time we saved in lines by going first throughout trip was AMAZING!
2.   Once again, meal served on CDG-LHR flight was frozen solid like brick. Flight attendant said it was because of the dry ice the meals are kept in.
3.   CDG-JFK flight was fine. Meals were great, the best I had on my entire trip to Paris (no joke)
4.   Seat was not working so I drowned my sorrows in the all-you-can drink JW blue label…
a.   Contacted BA about seat problem. They offered me 2 $250 vouchers, but I will try to turn it into miles)
Hotel:
Le Meridien Etoile
1.   Not great. I know, I know about the PH, but it was sold out for points, even though I am diamond.
2.   Location not good at all. Hotel dated. Will not stay there again.
Sights:
1.   We hit most of the major museums and sites with Museum Pass (great value and line buster, except Versailles which still had a priority pass line of 1.5 hours). The only place we went to avoid is the Baccarat Museum which is a sham and should be avoided at all costs. Everything else was as expected and great.
2.   Except when we were out past 1AM, when the Metro closes, we used the Metro all the time (Metro Pass, which we used about 100 times) and it was easy and organized. Now I understand why Parisians are in such great shape…

Food:
1.   Pitzman: Ate there twice. Rustic Pizza. Very good. Avoid any side dishes or fries and stick with the pizza.
2.   L’as Du Falafel: Best I ever had. Period.
3.   Korcarz: Lemon Meringue was great! Nothing else made an impression.
4.   Darjeeling: Grub. Kavanna restaurant (Indian) in UK is the best restaurant I ever ate in, along with Tierra Sur in Oxnard, CA. Darjeeling was not good. We tried almost every appetizer and a few mains. We were not impressed at all. The food in Shalom Bombay and Dakshin II in NY is MUCH better. We also had the only 2 Indian style desserts and were very disappointed. Btw, I too noticed that the maître ‘d has an attitude problem…
5.   La Marina: Food sucked bad, but dessert was very good.
6.   Tibs 17: Good food, desserts no so good, except crème brulee which was good.
7.   We must have spent $125 on soda during trip, as everybody charges around 3 euro inside a restaurant per drink…
8.   Unfortunately, we could not find a French cuisine meat restaurant that met our kosher standards (YKMV)…
I guess that’s it in a nutshell…

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #218 on: July 14, 2011, 03:40:30 PM »
Great review!!!

Shame about the PH, we enjoyed it a lot.

Your food reviews are very close to what we thought.
Pitzman-exactly what I thought.
Korcarz-exactly what I thought.
L’as Du Falafel and Darkeeling we missed.
Tierra Sur in Oxnard is awesome.
La Marina-Exactly, just go for the Farandole IMO.  Probably the best thing is to eat at Tib's 19 and then go next door for some Farandole.  And don't miss either of the great chocolate shops right next door either!


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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #219 on: July 14, 2011, 03:56:50 PM »
After eating at La Marina, and enjoying the Farandole, we said the same about eating at Tibs and going for dessert to La Marina. In fact, we would have done so, except we had already eaten at Tibs 17 and wanted to try something different.
We did also in fact buy 20 pounds of chocolate at the two stores. I didn't post it because we have yet to try any. I should say as a warning, that we got the chocolate and praline shmear taken from our carry-on bags at LHR (went through CDG no problem). They put in the “Mailandfly" bin, so I should have them mailed to me for about $10…

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #220 on: July 14, 2011, 04:04:42 PM »
You can't go wrong with any of the chocolate from the parve or milchig store there.
The parve store also had very good macarons.

Did you happen to go to Chez Hakol Bakery in the 19th?  It had good reviews but it was closed when we made it there.
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #221 on: July 15, 2011, 12:29:37 PM »
We did go to CheZ Hakol. Awsome oversized macaroons, but nothing else we tried (about 5 or 6 items) were any good.

I also forgot to post my Scam Warnings:

1. Roses: We must have been approached 5+ times with dudes trying to "give" my wife roses, which of course, had she taken any would have cost me lots...

2. Gold Ring: As we approach guy (who is holding the hand of a small child) he pretends I "dropped" a gold ring on the floor and he wants to return it to me.

3. Petition: Approached by pregnant woman wanting us to sign petition while her friend would pickpocket me....

Read about these scams before I went so I was prepared...

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #222 on: July 15, 2011, 12:54:29 PM »
these all happened to u

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« Reply #223 on: July 15, 2011, 02:18:05 PM »
@fdg9: Thanks for all the info. We'll be there soon and your report was very helpful!

It seems like most of the restaurants you were at was in Le Marais, Am I correct? Was looking forward to Darjeeling but from your report I think i might have lost my appetite!! :(  There doesn't seem to be many other good choices for meat unless you would go to Le Chateaubriand which is Bes Din but Glatt or Micky's Deli which doesn't seem to be anything special.

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #224 on: July 15, 2011, 02:20:54 PM »
What is the best way to get from Orly Airport to the Park Hyatt? Is there anything similar to the Roissy bus like there is from CDG. What are my other options?