An Amazing Restaurant in Paris

Mar 12th, 2007, 03:23 AM
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Salima wrote me she had a great moment at the literary café des deux magots, because the menu is excellent, yes, but she pretends to be meeting regularly her dead father, there, because she says she is the daughter of a great writer.
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A third vote for Les Ombres...ate there two weekends ago and will never forget it. The view is amazing, the staff super nice and the food yummy. A perfect night!
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A second vote for Cafe L'Homme at Trocadero. In mid-April, you'll probably be able to sit on the terrace which looks full-on at the Eiffel Tower. Starting at 8P, it "sparkles" every hour for about 10 minutes. It is magical! And, the food is wonderful. I believe my bill was about 55E and that included a kir royale, wine with dinner, and coffee after. We found it to be a very special evening!


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Well now I want to go to Les Ombres!In the 7th right off of Rue St. Domanique is a wonderful, small restaurant called Les Ormes. It has an English website and has recently received 1 Micheline(sp?) star. We happened upon it by accident two years ago. It was an amazing meal. The room is small and intimate and the service is terrific. It does not have a view. It will cost more than 50 Euro pp but is still a tremendous value for the price. I enjoyed my meal more then at Taillevent and it was 1/3 the price. Ultimately it will be incredibly difficult to get a wonderful dinner in a Parisian restaurant for 50E especially if you want wine. A very good, dinner in a cafe with fabulous Parisian atmosphere is possible at that price.
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View is nothing to write home about, but the food is great and prices moderate at Le Cosi, 9 rue Cujas (betweeen Blvd Saint Michel and rue Saint Jacques, near the Sorbonne) Do call for reservations 01 43 29 20 20
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Les Ombres is great, but it will cost way more than 50 euros a person. In fact, I've lived in Paris for many years and can't think of a single place that fits all your criteria and still costs less than 50. One place I can suggest that is reasonably priced and has good food and atmosphere is the brasserie Bofinger, just off Place de la Bastille, which has a fixed price menu around 30 euros. The main floor is a classic brasserie setting where you sit under a high, stained-glass dome. It can be quite noisy, although in a bustling, waiters-in-aprons sort of way that isn't entirely unpleasant. But if you want something quieter, there is a nice dining room upstairs. There's no view, but after dinner you could stroll around the nearby Place de Vosges.
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I could have gone anywhere but for my Thanksgiving Dinner I chose "Le Fumoir" on Adm. Coligny Blvd. near to Rivoli.
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If someone corrects me you can read menus, see examples of prices and decide.
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oops.. its not as expensive as being discussed here but the food IMHO was excellent.
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oops again..the view is of the Louvre and the ancient church the St. Auxerois
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Mar 14th, 2007, 02:54 PM
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Cafe L'Homme at Trocadero sounds like the place a friend and I happened upon one evening. Weather was superb for sitting outside and the twinkling of the ET was tops. Food was perfect and the price was right. Can't believe after such a great experience I didn't keep a record of the name or exact address of the place. I'm going to check the place when I am there in June. Thanks for jogging my memory.
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Hey crepes... go to the website for Cafe L'Homme and look at the pictures of the interior to see if it looks familiar....
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Hey, stop that, a café terrasse, you make me dream and I mustn't. Paris is a real danger.
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Don't know if anyone has mentioned it, but Brasserie Bofinger might be about the only place in Paris that would fit your criteria and especially budget.

And if you go to their website, you can print out a discount coupon for 10 or 20 percent off, I think.

It's classically Parisian, crowded, food is good, all that you think of when you think of a dinner in Paris (not a stuffy one, just a traditional one), and I think with that coupon you could keep costs down to 50 euro per person, maybe even with a glass of wine.
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St Cirq, I've had excellent experiences at Bofinger. Food was great, several choices of prix fixe menus (very reasonably priced) and service was superb (and friendly) there.
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Our favorite restaurant in Paris is Tastevin on the Isle St. Louis. It is on the main street on the island -- Rue St.Louis en l'ile. They have three different menus and I'm sure that we ate dinner for 50 euros a person there. My wife and two girls (aged 8 and 11) loved it too. Relatively small restaurant with wonderful atmosphere. The food is excellent too. Wonderful lamb chops and, if you like calves liver, it's fantastic there. There's no particular view, but the whole Isle St. Louis is a "view". Walk over the pedestrian bridge from the back of Notre Dame Cathedral. This restaurant is on the left, about a couple hundred yards down.
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Mar 17th, 2007, 10:29 PM
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"restaurant in Paris that will be a meal to remember with good french food,2

The bottom line is that if it is a gift and you want to remember this as very special with good food and wine then i would suggest the you should be looking at 125 euro per head. Of course you can get a fixed price menue for 30 euro and a bottle of wine for 25 euro - BUT will it be memorable!!
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I am in Paris. Castor… Or was it Pollux, said I could stay here until April the third, this excellent apartment Place Dauphine. Ok!!!
Yesteday on my arriving in Paris we went to a nice restaurant in Paris, ethiopian, rue Copreau. Or was it the pleasure to talk to Salima?
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