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    LE COMPTOIR DU RELAIS

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    Le Comptoir du Relais

    Hôtel Relais Saint-Germain, 9, carrefour de l’Odeon (6th Arr.)

    Paris

    (33) 01-44-27-07-97 | www.hotel-paris-relais-saint-germain.com

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    • CUISINE

      Neo-Bistro-Brasserie
    • HOURS

      Sun.-Fri.: 12:00pm-6:00pm, 8:00pm-12:00am; Sat.: 12:00pm-11:00pm
    • BEST FOR

      Lunch; dinner
    • RESERVATIONS

      Essential for dinner (book months in advance); not accepted for lunch
    • BAR

      No
    • YEAR OPENED

      2005
    • PRICE (PRIX FIXE DINNER)

      EUR 70+
    • NOISE

      Medium
    • FAMOUS PLATES

      Dinner set menu; seasonal specials; pork dishes
    • DRINKS AND WINE

      Excellent, reasonably priced wine list
    • # OF SEATS

      40
    • OUTDOOR DINING?

      Yes
    • PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?

      No
    • METRO

      Odeon
    Terry Steele

    VIBE

    Be prepared for long waits at this tiny Art Deco “bistro-brasserie” by legendary chef Yves Camdebord. There are no lunchtime reservations allowed, so the colorful, mosaic-floored space is jam-packed from noon onwards with boho Left Bankers elbowing for tables from which to enjoy the delish set menu. In the evenings, the basic red-hued wooden tables are dressed up with crisp linens, the efficient staff spiffs themselves up, and the set menu goes from bistro to haute cuisine.

    CROWD

    Self-consciously offbeat Left Bank locals mingle with foodies and with-it tourists.

    WHAT WE WOULD WEAR

    Smart casual; being appropriately dressed will help you get in during the lunchtime crunch.

    GO HERE WITH

    One or two friends (there’s no space to bring a group)

    WHY WE LIKE IT

    The food is fantastic, and extremely reasonably priced to boot! And sure, it may be crowded, but when you join the lunchtime line, you’ll feel like you’re in on a local secret. There’s even a certain charm to the boisterous, elbow-to-elbow dining setup.

    WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE

    Having to wait in line for lunch.

    GOOD TO KNOW

    When it comes to scoring tables, guests at Hôtel Relais get preferential treatment. If you want to beat the lines, try coming for a late lunch at around 2:00pm. And if you’re really in a rush, the cute next-door snack shop also run by Camdebord serves light bites like sandwiches and crêpes.

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