Diane, A Broad
June 21, 2013

Frenchie To Go

You all know that I’ve been in love with Frenchie for months. Well now, Chef Marchand has opened his third restaurant on Rue du Nil to help me live the dream of having Frenchie for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Frenchie to Go by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Frenchie to Go by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Frenchie To Go is open from early morning to just before the restaurant and bar à vins open for dinner. There’s breakfast all day, consisting of an english muffin sandwich with a pile of maple-smoked bacon (egg is weirdly not automatically included, but can be had for an extra €0.70) as well as various decidedly American pastries such as donuts, muffins, and brownies. No viennoiseries here.

Frenchie to Go by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Frenchie to Go by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Frenchie to Go by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

The lunch menu, served 1-4pm, seems designed for Anglophone expats of various stripes who miss the various iterations of take-out and street foods of their homelands. Think fish and chips, lobster rolls (the biggest-ticket item at €22), and hot dogs. If you’ve eaten at Frenchie bar à vins recently, some of these concoctions will be familiar to you: the pulled pork has been a messy favorite forever, but my go-to has always been the reuben, made with pastrami maison, sharp cheddar, and tangy coleslaw on crusty pain des amis that’s entirely saturated with butter and grilled. There’s really no other way to describe it but daaaaaaang.

Frenchie to Go by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Frenchie to Go by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Frenchie to Go by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Frenchie to Go by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Also, both shoestring fries (left) and Belgian-style frites (right). The only vegetarian option at the moment is the creamy buratta with seasonal toppings. You can wash it all down with a short but impressively varied beer menu, with selections from France (Craig Allen), the US (Anchor, Brooklyn), Italy, Denmark, and the Netherlands. There’s also wine, cider, fruit juices, and homemade sodas for those who, for some unfathomable reason, avoid the juice of the barley.

Frenchie to Go by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Frenchie to Go by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Frenchie to Go by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

As you would expect, seating’s rather limited, so I advise getting there significantly earlier or later than normal lunch hours. When I visited, spaces at the tables began to empty out around 2pm. But honestly, they just need to buy up the rest of the street and expand some more.

Frenchie to Go by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Frenchie to Go by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Frenchie to Go by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Frenchie to Go by Diane, A Broad (dianeabroad.com)

Frenchie To Go
9 rue du Nil, 75002 (Sentier)
01 40 39 96 19
Open Tues-Sat, 8:30am-6pm, lunch 1-4pm
Sandwiches €6.50-22, sides €2-4, drinks €2-4, booze €5-7

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  • http://www.parisinfourmonths.com/ Paris in Four Months

    Looks amazing! If you go back, give me a call ;) xx

    • http://dianeabroad.com/ Diane, A Broad

      Oh you know it. ;)

  • Judy MacMahon

    What a great rounding out of the Frenchie Brand – restaurant, bar and now Frenchie to go! We’ll be there…
    MaVieFrancaise – MyFrenchLife.org members and readers TAKE NOTE !

    • http://dianeabroad.com/ Diane, A Broad

      I can’t agree more. Hooray for the democratization of excellent food!

  • LostInCheeseland

    Gah, I’d go just for the fries!

    • http://dianeabroad.com/ Diane, A Broad

      They come with a choice of sauce, and if you know what’s good for you, you’ll get the barbecue. I spilled a little on my thigh (because I’m a clumsy oaf) and had to physically restrain myself from dipping a fry into the glob. Seemed a shame to waste.

      • LostInCheeseland

        I’m glad you vocalized that tendency – I do the same! Seriously, food is expensive enough, we shouldn’t be wasting. And as long as your pants were clean….

        • http://www.littlepiecesoflight.com/ Little Pieces of Light

          This thread had me laughing! You two are hilarious.

  • Ashley of Ashley Abroad

    The lobster roll I had there was amazing. I need to go back, it was truly like a little taste of home :)

  • chocolatecookiesandcandies

    I’m practically drooling as I look at the photos. Your photography is simply incredible. I found you via Carin’s blog. Seeing that I’m a (sort of closet) Francophile, I’m now hooked. I have a list a mile long of eating places that I’d gleaned from yours and Carin’s blog now. I guess I wouldn’t be sticking to my usual once my next trip to Paris.

  • http://www.devotionwins.blogspot.fr/ Haley

    Yum! I haven’t tried any of the Frenchie fare yet, so this should be a good place to start my education. Your photos are gorgeous btw :)

  • FeeltheairinParis

    OMG as always your pics are AMAZING! I tried the Verjus’ one already but the Reuben from Frenchie To Go is like calling me, calling me…

  • Fiona Angel

    I used to visit a wonderful Romanian restaurant at this location back in 2009 when I was living in Paris! This looks tasty, but I am so sad to see that the Romanian-French cuisine was replaced by an American-leaning joint. :(

    • Fiona Angel

      It was called “Chez Christina” I think…