TRAVEL with pat and lew

* lunch at the Polidor with Hemingway and Woody

Posted by Lew Weinstein on July 16, 2011

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Before coming to Paris, Pat had identified the Crémerie-Restaurant Polidor (41, rue Monsieur-le-Prince near the Jardin de Luxembourg) as a likely place for an authentic French meal in a historic setting. Founded in 1845, the interior of the restaurant has not changed for over 100 years, and the style of cooking remains that of the late 19th century.

Imagine her surprise, when we saw Midnight in Paris for the 2nd time, to follow Gil into the Polidor where he encounters Ernest Hemingway offering short stereotypic bursts about courage and manliness.

The Polidor is a marvelous place to feel what Paris was like many years ago, and the lunch was just about the best French meal we have ever had, priced quite reasonably. The only modern accoutrement is the signed photo pasted on the front window.



2 Responses to “* lunch at the Polidor with Hemingway and Woody”

  1. Brewster Chamberlin said

    Lynn-Marie and I have also eaten several times over the past 30 years in the Polidor. The food always tasty, the crowds not offensive (but always crowded) and lots of energy there. One must however be careful about ordering the least costly wines.

  2. Randolph W Becker said

    Elissa and I have enjoyed many a meal at Polidor — often meeting new friends at the tables closely near us. The energy of the room is contagious!

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