May we suggest a Parisian pause for a French classic…

Looking for a relatively cheap and cheerful lunch while wandering around Saint-Germain-des-Prés or maybe after some shopping at Le Bon Marché department store? Join the locals at the Café Le Nemrod, a busy spot with an Auvergnat-inflected menu of good omelettes, salads, and excellent steak tartare.

Made from Salers beef, this satisfying feed comes to the table with a mound of crispy golden fries, and it makes a very satisfying meal with a glass of Chiroubles or Morgon Vieilles Vignes. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, too.

Café Le Nemrod, 51 Rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 Paris. Tel: +33 01 45 48 17 05. Average meal €20.

Based in Paris, restaurant columnist Alexander Lobrano has published a new book, Hungry for France, along with a new edition of his popular Hungry for Paris. Find these books and more in our bookstore.

Originally published in the April-May 2014 issue of France Today


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Alexander Lobrano
Alexander Lobrano grew up in Connecticut, and lived in Boston, New York and London before moving to Paris, his home today, in 1986. He was European Correspondent for Gourmet magazine from 1999 until its closing, and has written about food and travel for Saveur, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Guardian, Travel & Leisure, Departures, Conde Nast Traveler, and many other publications in the United States and the United Kingdom. He is the author of HUNGRY FOR PARIS, 2nd Edition (Random House, 4/2014), HUNGRY FOR FRANCE (Rizzoli, 4/2014), and MY PLACE AT THE TABLE, newly published in June 2021.