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Aug 9th, 2012, 04:08 PM
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If you had to pick only 1 resturant in Paris to eat in...

What would it be and why.
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Aug 9th, 2012, 04:35 PM
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Tough question....for me it's Le Comptoir in the 6th. Their beef cheeks are amazing and the lobster bisque is the best I have ever had. We also love to just get some Parma ham and saucisson, as well.
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Aug 9th, 2012, 05:11 PM
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Need more info.

Are you true foodies who want very authentic cuisine prepared perfectly and damn the price?

Do you want a great atmosphere - or a view or ? as well as good food?

Do you something elegant and truly Parisian?

Do you want excellent nome-style cooking in a casuale atmosphere?

There are so many variables it's hard to answer without more info.
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Aug 9th, 2012, 05:16 PM
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Agree, I could never answer that without more information. And if I did answer, not sure it would have any relevance to you at all.
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Aug 9th, 2012, 05:27 PM
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We are foodies but dont want to break the bank. Wanted to hear everyone's favorite restaurants and I can do some research and take it from there. But...

Maybe 50-75 euro per person max for 1 nice dinner if it's a restaurant we just cant miss. But I also think there are probably great values available that someone can share. Fancy or casual doesn't matter to me. it's all about the yumminess of the food

I do want some authentic french food. no italian on this trip .
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Aug 9th, 2012, 05:31 PM
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Well, the, Le Florimond. But have you looked at the thousand and one threads here about people's favorite restos in Paris?
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Aug 9th, 2012, 05:46 PM
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There are so many discussions of favorite Paris restaurants. However, since you asked, we like Les Bouquinistes and the Constant restaurants in the 7th for a special lunch.
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Aug 9th, 2012, 05:57 PM
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Le Souffle: start with the escargots, the scallops or a tomato and basil or other souffle; then the duck with peaches, which is sensational. Finish with a Gran Marinier or Peach and apricot souffle. 36 Rue du Mont Thabor, across from the Tuilleries.
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Aug 9th, 2012, 06:01 PM
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RonZ that sounds wonderful. After easting at so many fine restaurants, I enjoy the laid back places like Chez Denise and the Barron Rouge.
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Aug 9th, 2012, 08:43 PM
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"One man's meat is another man's poison." Since we aren't familiar with your likes and dislikes, this is what we did prior to our last visit...purchased Alexander Lobrano's book, Hungry for Paris. Also visit his web site for more recent reviews -www.alexanderlobrano.com.
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Aug 10th, 2012, 07:26 AM
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I can vouch for the Grand Marnier souffle at Le Souffle. The blue cheese souffle there is also wonderful.
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Aug 10th, 2012, 09:51 AM
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Hi kb,

>If you had to pick only 1 resturant in Paris...<

Taillevent.

It is not cutting edge, but it is contemporary.
It is not a luxurious room, but it is very well appointed and quite pleasant.
The food is excellent, and the service superior.

3* dining at 2* prices.


For a while, anyway, until it gets its 3rd * back.
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Aug 10th, 2012, 10:06 AM
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Hi kb,

>50-75 euro per person max for 1 nice dinner if it's a restaurant we just cant miss.<

That does not compute.

You want lunch at Taillevent, or somewhere similar.

For dinner
Le Train Bleu - lovely room, food is OK

Le Florimond 19 Ave de la Motte-Picquet 01 45 554 038
Mº Ecole Militaire About 2 blks NE 30E pp
Lovely food, room is OK

Les Ombres at the new Quai Branly museum,
Excellent views of the Eiffel tower

Le Petit Zinc 11 Rue Saint-Benoît
Interesting Art Nouveau room, very good seafood

http://www.laperouse.com/EN/ACCEUIL.html
We very much enjoyed dinner there. Our table was at a window overlooking the Seine.
Very good service in one of the oldest restos in Paris. Interesting menu.

Hope this helps.

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Aug 10th, 2012, 10:20 AM
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With the caveat that I don't consider myself a "foodie", I'd say we have had memorable meals at cosy, casual Wadja near Montparnasse and love the vibe if you catch it on a night when it's more locals than visitors.

I also like Le Grand Colbert for a taste of over-the-top art nouveau showmanship (and IMO better food than Le Train Bleu).
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Aug 10th, 2012, 11:23 AM
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We stay on r. Vivienne, and can tell you that Le Vaudeville, right up the street from Le Grand Colbert, is a much better restaurant in all respects.
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