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Guy Savoy or Taillevent

Old Apr 11th, 2002, 01:09 PM
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Guy Savoy or Taillevent

I've read many of the resturant recommendations posted here, as well as other restuarant reviews. But I still need some well travelled input. I wish, like many others, to splurge on my last night in Paris, however my question is which of these haute cuisine restaurants would be most comfortable for a woman dining alone. Your help is appreciated.
 
Old Apr 11th, 2002, 01:14 PM
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I had my best meal ever in Europe at Taillevent. It was enormously expensive however. And reservations need to be made months ahead of time. The service is very gracious. I believe that a woman dining alone would be taken special care of there.
 
Old Apr 11th, 2002, 05:51 PM
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I'm not familiar with Guy Savoy, but I went to Taillevent for lunch a couple of years ago and it was very special. The food was out of this world and the service is exquisite, without being stuffy. Next to our table were 2 women alone and the waiters seemed to hover around them , making sure everything was fine. I'm sure if you went by yourself they would take very good care of you. When we went we made reservations a couple of months before and had to do it for lunch since dinner times were taken.
 
Old Apr 11th, 2002, 11:18 PM
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My sibling lives in Paris and tried to get reservations at Taillevent for June last month - so if you may want to check with both first if you can even get in.
 
Old Apr 11th, 2002, 11:51 PM
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I am in Paris now and have eaten at both this week... Taillevent reservations were made back in January and Guy Savoy three weeks ago.

Each one is totally different...Savoy is a bit trendier and modern, Taillevent is more a French elegant experience and the food sublime. Savoy's food is fabulous too though, and not as expensive. I think it is fair to say IMHO that it is comparing apples to oranges!

Bon Âppetit,

Wendy
 
Old Apr 12th, 2002, 06:19 AM
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Guy Savoy just received a Michelin star, bumping him from 2 to 3 (the highest rating). Does this mean he tries harder than Taillevant, which has had 3 stars for years. i don't know, but I have not heard good things about Taillevent.
 
Old Apr 12th, 2002, 07:37 AM
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I have been to both in the last year and I much prefered Taillevent. The food was better, the wine list is shorter then Guy Savoy, but better quality. The service at both is impeccable, you should be well taken care of. As mentioned getting the reservation is the worst experience you will have with either restaurant.
 
Old Apr 12th, 2002, 08:43 AM
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Kathy,

I don't know when you're planning to go, however, if you can't get in to either of those places you might wish to consider Michel Rostang. IMHO it's right up there with Taillevant in terms of food and service--and the ambience is fabulous! Also witnessed single diners there who were being pampered to death. I realize it's only a Michelin 2-star but, in all honesty, it's right up there among the finest dining experiences I've ever had.

Have a great trip!

Strive
 
Old Apr 12th, 2002, 10:59 AM
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To the top!
 
Old Apr 12th, 2002, 11:26 AM
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Considering the rash of synagogue firebombings and anti-Semitic crimes in France, and the inaction of the French authorities, I would like to urge Americans to boycott travel to France until the French government begins to truly crack down on these hate crimes. Please pass this message on! Thank you.
 
Old Apr 12th, 2002, 12:11 PM
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We were crushed trying to make reservations in Paris. Guy Savoy you might make if you book three weeks in advance for 11.30 at night. Try Jamin instead, where Joel Rubachon got started, ONLY FRENCH PEOPLE, we ran into a French colleague of my husband who was shocked to see a foreigner there. Also amazing, Lucas Carton, across from the Madeleine. Forget resevations. Just show up. It has worked for me twice and they couldn't have been more charming both times, also a 3 star Michelin.
 
Old Apr 12th, 2002, 12:12 PM
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PS. Lucas Carton is perfect for a woman dining alone. Jamin might be a bit too quiet. LC has more action.
 

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