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Paris restaurant warning - Brasserie Lipp

Paris restaurant warning - Brasserie Lipp

Jul 28th, 2007, 06:13 PM
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Lipp has always had a reputation of having mediocre food served with attitude. Stories and reviews sometimes speak of dismissive treatment of tourists, particularly Americans.

I have never been subjected to any bad treatment at Lipp. In fact, I find it quintessentially Parisian (by way of Alsace). The staff can be brusque (not rude), but this is part of the atmosphere. I find the food to be pretty good, not great (their steak tartare is very good), though I don't really go for the food. Oddly enough, I had one of the best steaks of my life there. Maybe I like it because it reminds me a little of my former home, New York City; it is crowded, loud, and authentic.
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Jul 28th, 2007, 06:32 PM
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You were lucky with your steak tartare..this past summer both my friend and her daughter had food poisoning from tartare at lipp at lunch. They were the only 2 of their group who had it and the only 2 who were sick. Everything else the 5 of them ate was the same.
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Jul 28th, 2007, 08:29 PM
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I love when the horrid, obnoxious posters crawl out from under their rocks to tell another poster that they MUST HAVE DONE SOMETHING WRONG to get poor service in a hotel or restaurant. GSteed and DJbooks were you with Joe at Brasserie Lipp? No? Then shut your stinking pie holes.

I am so sick of some of you and the sad, archaic world you live in.

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Jul 29th, 2007, 07:03 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions, K.

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Jul 29th, 2007, 11:14 AM
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I was just thinking, what an appropriate name for Br. Lipp
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Jul 29th, 2007, 11:31 AM
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Hi Joe, why didn't you leave? I would have done so.
i am with you they were rude on purpose.
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Jul 29th, 2007, 11:45 AM
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I went there one evening. The inside was packed. I was offered a tiny corner table and I told him that I would rather sit on the terrace.

The waiter was not a happy-happy-joy-joy kind of guy. He stared at me (solo female) down his nose, I stared back (I am rather accomplished at returning stares). I ordered, he served. All business without any niceties involved, which is perfectly fine with me.

He did not speak anything but French but took my order in my mixture of English/Spanish peppered with 'Monsieur' and 'Merci'. I knew what wanted so I did not need his help for translation. I suspect that he would not have been helpful...

I had a great meal there. I would go again if I was in the vicinity.
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Aug 1st, 2007, 03:27 PM
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The difference here, marigross, is that you actually got waited on. Joey and company did not.
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