Paris Dining Help!!

Sep 4th, 2007, 12:37 PM
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Paris Dining Help!!

If you could pick one restaurant in Paris, spending approximately $150/couple, where would you go? Why?
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Sep 4th, 2007, 12:41 PM
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I would go to the Georges on top of the Pompidou Center. Great view, funky location, weird furniture.
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Sep 4th, 2007, 12:57 PM
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I would choose Au Petit Marguery, in the 13th. It's a beautiful old bistro with an upbeat atmosphere and excellent food; the prix-fixe menus are about 40 Euros now. So with an apéritif and wine you can dine quite nicely for your budget.
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Sep 4th, 2007, 01:55 PM
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Sep 4th, 2007, 02:44 PM
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Hi B,

I would have the 70E pp lunch at Taillevent.

Why? For the experience.

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Sep 4th, 2007, 02:45 PM
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PS,

If you think that the blinking lights on the Eiffel tower are wonderful, go to http://www.lesombres-restaurant.com/
for dinner.

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Sep 4th, 2007, 02:51 PM
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The only problem with Les Ombres, Ira, which I would have suggested, is that dinner for two will be way over $150.00 a couple. The tasting menu for one is 95 Euro. It could be doable at lunch, but you don't get the same effect of the Eiffel Tower lit up at night.
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Sep 4th, 2007, 02:54 PM
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Yes, Les Ombres should be experienced at dinner so you can enjoy the Eiffel Tower lit up at night! It is a splurge but worth it!

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Indeed, it is well worth the splurge-the evening atmosphere, where you feel you can reach out and touch the Eiffel Tower, is terrific. Check out Monica's pictures of Les Ombres if you need convincing, Bpesta.
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Sep 4th, 2007, 03:51 PM
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Another vote for Les Ombres. We were there in May and hope to return in November....I've never seen anything quite like that view, and the meal was excellent!
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Sep 4th, 2007, 08:39 PM
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Wow. So many votes for Les Ombres!! There are so many wonderful restaurants, I was looking to surprise my beau with something great yet w/o totally breaking the bank. I'll take a look at Les Ombres website and see how it looks. Merci!
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Sep 4th, 2007, 09:28 PM
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Nowhere.

My budget is $15.00 per person.
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Sep 5th, 2007, 06:53 AM
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You can see my photos of Les Ombres and what we had for our set menu. Wonderful!

http://www.worldisround.com/home/mpileggi/index.html I can't access this link at the moment, so go through the photos until you find the photos.

What I wrote in my journal:

Les Ombres Restaurant
Musée du quai Branly
25 Quai Branly, Paris VII
Tel: 01 47 53 68 00
http://www.lesombres-restaurant.com

Nearest Station: RER C: Pont de l'Alma (from the St-Michel RER station; Or take the metro to Alma-Marceau and walk across the bridge).

This was our splurge dinner. Louisa and I both ordered the 95€ tasting menu and it was fabulous! We ordered an inexpensive bottle of red wine for 36€ (highest bottle of wine goes for 600&euro. Fresh baked bread was served along with a small dish of herring on top of a curry sauce. I thought it was an unusual starter. Our dinner began: Garden peas veloute soup flavored with fresh mint, crab meat and thin shellfish jelly. The mint was not overwhelming and I could taste the hint of dill. Next, we had the duck foie-gras terrine with sweet pepper chutney and grained mustard; Grilled rare tuna, hot piperade and “Noirmoutier” potatoes cooked with salted butter; Young lamb, cooked rare, flavored with marjoram and a spinach ricotta gnocchi (which really looked and tasted like a quiche). For dessert: “La grande Dame”: Praline-flavored light pastry with lemon like “aux Ombres” This was a really wonderful dinner with excellent service, although expensive. Les Ombres is a place for a special occasion, especially having such wonderful views of the Eiffel Tower right in our face. Once it was dark, the Eiffel Tower sparked at the top of the hour. Very special indeed! I think the most unique dish was the soup.

Monica
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Sep 5th, 2007, 07:13 AM
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Hi BP,

You don't have to have the tasting menu.

You can get a starter and a main or a main and dessert for 60-50E pp.

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Sep 5th, 2007, 07:31 AM
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Here's another vote for Les Ombres! We did lunch and even though you don't get the twinkle lights, it was amazing.
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Carmines (near the eiffel tower). The BEST service and food we had in Paris.
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