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Dinner Restaurant Recommendations Needed for Last Night in Paris

Old Aug 28th, 2009, 12:43 AM
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Dinner Restaurant Recommendations Needed for Last Night in Paris

Tonight is our last night in Paris and we'd like to do something nice. Not overly fancy (hubby didnt bring a suit jacket or tie) but good french food, nice environment, etc.

Any recommendations? Don't really want to ask the front desk as they haven't been the greatest with other questions (directions, restaurant ideas, etc)

TYIA!
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Old Aug 28th, 2009, 02:17 AM
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I have recommended before and would again Le Tastevin on the Ile St. Louis. It's small with period features, traditional food but not too heavy and immaculate. There are a choice of menus starting around 28 euros plus a la carte selections.

La Patronnesse is usually in attendance, taking orders and overseeing the dining room. You would need to book--she speaks some English or perhaps the front desk could manage it. Have a wonderful evening where ever you go.
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Old Aug 28th, 2009, 02:22 AM
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Hi SB,

These are from my trip report for May 2008,


Fish (La Boissoniere). . . A nice place with good food and pleasant service. 2 course menu 31.5E, 3 courses for 36.5E.
Roberta had the Pea soup (which she liked very much) and the steamed pike perch.
I had the terrine de fois gras (quite good)and the rouget.
We shared a lemon/orange tart, of which we both approved, along with a bottle of “Cerise” St. Magdeleine – 2004. I had a very nice Chateauneuf du Pape to go with my foie gras, and LW had a Vouvray that she found very nice. A very pleasant evening – 115E($180) + tip

Le Ferrandaise www.laferrandaise.com
The owners raise this breed of bovine, and they are enthralled by them. Cow pictures all over the room. Very pleasant atmosphere and good service.
Amuse bouche 1: New radishes with herb butter, paté de compagne, sourdough bread. All fresh and flavorful.
Two vin blanc for an aperitif.
Amuse bouche 2: Small glass of veal consommé.
For Roberta: iced bean and bacon soup – a potage of potatoes, beans, cucumbers and leeks topped with bacon and chive; Sea Perch in a Parmesan crust and a tomato stuffed with vegetables, artichokes and farmer’s cheese; strawberries in their own juice topped with mint leaves and a mint cream sauce with tuile crackers.
For me, the 32E menu: Marinated salmon with a confit of red onions and a salad; roast Poulet de Bresse (1 leg and 1/2 breast) with an apple/beet salad (PdB really is a very good chicken); cheese tray – 3 kinds – served with a basket of another kind of bread.
1 L of house white + 1 glass, coffee for 2.
All very, very good. Service was reasonably efficient (place was full), staff was very pleasant, owner was watchful.
Excellent value for the money – 90.5E($140) + tip.

Maison du Jardin
A slightly more formal room than La Ferrandaise with equally good service and food (Roberta thought that the fish was better).
We each had the 31E menu.
For LW: Iced gazpacho – better than most; Salt Cod and mashed potatoes with olive oil; strawberry soup with basil sorbet – best she had.
For me: Duck paté de compagne, slow-cooked lamb served en croute with egg[lant – very, very good; tiramisu.
1/2 bottle of graves for me and 3 house white for LW.
Highly recommended – 85E($130) + tip.

Hope this helps.

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Do you want to dine within walking distance of where you are staying? If so, where is that?
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Old Aug 28th, 2009, 10:02 AM
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thank you for the recommendations!

zeppole, we are staying right by the pantheon and walking distance is nice but not necessary as long as it's convenient by metro and not too far
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Le Petit Pontoise at 9, Rue Pontoise. Tiny place, so you should call ahead for a reservation: 01 43 29 25 20‎
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La Cigale Recamier has a wonderful last night atmosphere, and a knockout chocolate souffle to help you remember your trip.
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Old Aug 28th, 2009, 10:19 AM
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We enjoyed our meal at Le Petit Prince de Paris at 12 rue de Lanneau very near the Pantheon. It was a fodorite recommendation from NeoPatrick - great food and a cozy place.
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Old Aug 28th, 2009, 10:33 AM
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Le Florimond in the 7ème.
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Old Aug 28th, 2009, 10:49 AM
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I second Le Petit Pontoise and also wish we had visited Le Florimond. I read many good things about it.
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Our favorite restaurant is La Fountaine de Mars www.fontainedemars.com 129, Rue St Dominique
75007 Paris, France +33 1 47 05 46 44

It is lovely, great food and not too expensive for Paris. Obama took his family there when he was in Paris. I am not a fan but he does have good taste.
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so, where did you dine?
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Old Aug 28th, 2009, 01:53 PM
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Ira,

we ended up going to Le Ferrandaise (very close walking distance from our hotel) and it was fantastic! the best meal we've had in Paris! thanks so much for the suggestion. we are moving to NYC in a few days and will have to check out any reviews you may have about NYC restaurants

or, if you check back and see this, feel free to e-mail them to [email protected]

ty
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Hi SM,

Glad you were pleased.

Can't help with NYC.

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bookmarking
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Bookmarking- starting itinerary for 3 weeks in June. End in Paris - start either in Paris or Calais.

Is 10 days in Provence too long?
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