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Has anyone dined at these restaurants in Paris

Sep 20th, 2013, 03:03 PM
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Sep 20th, 2013, 06:15 PM
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When we visit Paris, we stay very close to your hotel, so I'm familiar with restaurants in the area. Rotisserie d'en Face, I would probably concur on the other opinions, though we had a very nice lunch there several years ago, and we were the only non-French in the place. Jacques Cagna was the very first 1-star Michelin restaurant we ever ate at, so it has a place in my heart. Yes, it's gone downhill a bit since then, but it's still a very pleasant, more-formal but welcoming experience. But if you are just arriving from overseas, not the best for a jet-lagged meal. Ze Kitchen Gallerie, we ate at just before it received it's star. It struck us as more New York in style, loud and focusing on somewhat Asian fusion dishes. That kind of food, I think, is more common in the U.S., so we weren't terribly impressed by that. The food was tasty, though, and the people-watching entertaining.

Les Bouquinistes has never appealed to me.
Fish, La Boissonerie, we've gone to a number of times for drinks. Very good selection. Lots of English-speaking customers and staff here, partly because it's co-owned by a New Zealander. The menu hasn't appealed to us enough to eat here.

Last year, we had dinner at their new restaurant, Semilla, just across the street. Also a bit noisy, but larger, and we liked their menu. You might want to consider it.

Definitely don't miss a visit to the nearby Laduree, at 21 rue Bonaparte. I also like to stop for a little treat at Carton, 8 rue de Buci - my favorite is a little sack of choquettes.

Another restaurant idea, a little further away, but fulfilling many images of what a French restaurant should be, is Le Reminet, 3 rue de Grands Degres. DH and DD love it; I would probably choose something a little more adventurous, but we've always had a good dinner there.
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Sep 20th, 2013, 07:18 PM
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The link that Christina posted confirms that Jacques Cagna is closed.

Both Fish and Semilla are open every day so may work for your arrival night.

You're near some of my favorite pastry shops - Un Dimanche a Paris, La Patisserie des Reves, Hugo et Victor.
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Sep 20th, 2013, 07:48 PM
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I like Le Timbre, Les Papilles, Pre Verre.

I used to like Left Reminet, but the last time I was there it wasn't that good.

My favourite restaurant in Paris was Violin d'Ingres, but I haven't been there in 5 years.

Led Bouqinistes is good, but I don't like the décor.

I also like the restaurant at Jaquemart-Andre Museum, and the restaurant at the Orsay.

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Sep 20th, 2013, 07:57 PM
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The best meal I have ever had in my life was at the Pre Catalan in the Bois de Boulougne. You would have to take a cab to get out there and it is expensive. I believe it has 3 Michelin stars now but only had 1 when I went in 2001.

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Sep 21st, 2013, 12:28 AM
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we have stayed at the Danube many times ( say hello to Francois for me) Have dined at LeB. many times and have always been pleased> One time at Allard
and were happy with the meal. Other places near your hotel Le Reminet is a favorite. Chez Fernand,and Cafe de Paris ge high marks. We especially like Bisteo des Gastronomes and Buisson Ardent which aqre nearby, a bit further but still walkable.
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Sep 21st, 2013, 06:55 AM
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We have also had good experiences at Chez Fernand. For something a little different you might try Entrecote. It is not too far away from your hotel. No reservations and people queue up for the 7PM opening. The only thing on the menu is steak. And when you think you are done, they bring a second helping.
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Sep 21st, 2013, 07:49 AM
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I've eaten at Chez Fernand, and it's fine, just sort of regular good bistro fare. I often stay in Montparnasse and eat at the one there, which is quite large and you don't need reservations, I've never seen it full. Well, maybe it is some time, but it is pretty big. I've also eaten at Relais d'Entrecote in Montparnasse and people don't really queue up there except maybe on Friday or Sat night. The serving size is more than adequate as it comes with frites and a salad as entree, also--they don't force you to eat a second helping or just give it to you, they offer it to you. But some people do eat more than the first serving, along the lines of people who think the greatest thing in the world is an all-you-can-eat buffet and like to stuff themself with too many calories.
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Sep 21st, 2013, 08:22 AM
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They may only serve coq au vin at Allard on the weekend, so check with them. I believe they also have a signature duck dish with olives.
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I've eaten at Allard. The food was fine, but the service was not - extremely rushed (mains arriving before we were done with apps) & chaotic, and then the wait staff all but disappeared towards the end of the meal. This was a few years ago, btw.
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Sep 22nd, 2013, 07:12 AM
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I like Chez Fernand on rue Christine, also.
Duck dish at Allard (think you must order it for 2) is smothered with olives; nice presentation.
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Sep 24th, 2013, 09:37 AM
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If "35" is Au 35 on the rue Jacob, yes and it was a treat ---> http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restauran...de_France.html

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Sep 25th, 2013, 11:10 AM
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I believe so as this was a restaurant recommended by the hotel as close by. I had apparently noted it over the weeks of pouring over Fodor's post as one someone liked very much.
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