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Dining in Paris: Café Kléber

This is one post in a series on visiting Paris:

1. Surprising Someone With a Trip to Paris
2. The Newark Lufthansa Senator Lounge
3. Lufthansa Business Class from EWR-FRA
4. The Hilton Frankfurt Airport
5. Roaming Frankfurt Wild
6. The Radisson Blu Le Metropolitan Hotel, Paris Eiffel
7. The Park Hyatt Paris Vendôme
8. Dining in Paris: Boco
9. Dining in Paris: Café Kléber
10. The Lufthansa Senators Lounge in Frankfurt
11. Lufthansa Business Class from FRA-JFK
12. Intra-Europe Business Class on Lufthansa

While wandering around the Radisson Blu Paris Metropolitan, we came across a cafe called Café Kléber with a prix-fixe dinner menu with decent wine prices.  This was right in the Trocadero rotary area, above the metro.

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Three were three different levels of prix-fixe dinner, but I noticed the negative reviewers for Café Kléber all had the lowest-level of the prix-fixe–so I’d avoid that.

Even though we were planning on doing one of those set meals, we both ended up being tempted by menu items not on the list.

I opted for the duck and haricot verts:

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And my mother went for the prawn and asparagus pasta:

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Both were excellent.  The duck was tender and my mom was really excited about her pasta.

We both recommend getting wine by the pitcher instead of bottle or glass if you are sharing.  We did the math and it seemed like the best value per glass and was the perfect amount for two people.

They let us linger, which we loved.  I like the slow style of French service.  But you’ll see a lot of Americans at this restaurant since its near the hotels, and I noticed some getting impatient.

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We sat outside but out of the direct sunlight.  There was a heat wave in Paris at the time, and you may be able to tell from my photo–I had sunburn.

I would definitely make a point to go here again the next time I am in Paris.  It was relatively inexpensive for the area and the cafe was a great place to sit.

 

About Jeanne Marie Hoffman

Former bartender, still a geek. One equal part each cookies, liberty, football, music, travel, libations. Stir vigorously. +Jeanne Marie Hoffman Jeanne on Twitter

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  1. We kept walking by that place! I wish we could have tried it out. =)

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