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Need recommendation for a special dinner in Paris

Old Sep 8th, 2012, 03:25 AM
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IMO it is pretty impossible. I know of only one couple that we seem to enjoy the same dining, lodging and can almost know that if one likes that the other will.

Restaurants are so varied. Do you appreciate 3 starred restaurants? It is all about service. Food can only be so good and then the service takes over. If that is what you want then there are many to recommend. Lunch or dinner makes a difference. If you are looking for a small, intimate place, there are those. If the large hotels..that is another choice. Have been, done the whole bundle and have my own personal preferences, but they might not be yours. Personally, I know that I can't get better food anyplace in Paris than right in my own neighborhood, and it is so convenient. That is why I go to the Constant restaurants so often. When I want the care and niceness I go to Violon d'Ingres, and who takes care of you better than Alexandre!

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Old Sep 25th, 2012, 01:30 PM
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Thanks to all for the help and advice! I think I'm going with the Jules Verne. For the wow factor as much as anything. Plus, it looks like I can already make reservations.

However, I plan to try as many of these other restaurants as as our budget and appetite will allow. Will report back.
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Old Sep 25th, 2012, 01:44 PM
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Hi jp36. My current fave is Violin (as many agreed above), but my heart was saying, Jules Verne, Jules Verne. See if you can get a window overlooking the Trocadero. Do indicate that it's your wife's 40th--and I'd hint that you were expecting to present her with some jewelry there .

We were treated like royalty there at dinner years ago.
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Old Sep 25th, 2012, 01:51 PM
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Sounds like fun -- and yummy!
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Old Dec 11th, 2012, 11:50 AM
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Went to le Jules Verne. Magical! Seriously perfect. Would've been an incredible dinner out even if it hadn't been on the 2nd level of le Tour Eiffel.

6 courses (2 of which were desserts), champagne (house label), and an amazing Bordeaux. Most expensive meal ever (and I've been to my share of top restaurants in NY, Chicago and Washington, DC). But in a couple months I'll have forgotten the bill, while my wife and I will NEVER forget the experience.

When I went fishing for "wow" ideas with my initial post, this was even more than I had anticipated.

Thanks again for all the help!
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Old Dec 11th, 2012, 01:25 PM
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What is the tariff on JV now. You did have dinner so that has always been a lot more. Our lunch was just wonderful--before it changed hands.
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Old Dec 11th, 2012, 02:19 PM
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congrats, jp. Glad your meal went so well.

Gretchen - et voila! : http://www.lejulesverne-paris.com/
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Old Dec 11th, 2012, 02:34 PM
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Thank you. Much the same prices.
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Old Dec 11th, 2012, 08:55 PM
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We had dinner at Jules Verne in October. The setting and service was spectacular; we got there just before sunset and watched the sun go down and the lights come up. We were with another couple and we had the Prix Fixe menu and were, sadly, not thrilled with it. We would have been happier ordering a la carte. Just an FYI for anyone considering it.
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Old Dec 13th, 2012, 09:33 AM
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jp36 -- Thank you so much for reporting back!

We were just in Paris over Thanksgiving with our oldest daughter. After dinner in the area, we walked under the tower, waiting for the lights to sparkle.

"Do you remember when we took you there?", we asked. Her memories tend to be hazy, mainly because she was only 8 years old at the time of our millennium stay.

"I will never forget it," she remarked. "I don't remember the food, but I remember the wonderful waiters, how I was treated, the lights, the wheels going round, the views. It made me want to live in Paris forever."
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