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Old Mar 12th, 2004, 07:54 AM
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Restaurant in Paris for 25th anniversary

Hello,

My wife and I will be in Paris 12 April - 18 April. Our 25th anniversary is 14 April, and I am searching for a romantic restaurant, with a good view, that does not require a coat and tie, and will set up back less than $300 including wine. Any suggestions?

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Jack Kelly
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Old Mar 12th, 2004, 07:58 AM
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Any reason for "no coat and tie" for such an august occasion? I was going to suggest Tour d'Argent which I think you could do if you were careful in your selections. The "view" is a problem. Lots of good places but no particular view.
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Old Mar 12th, 2004, 08:37 AM
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Jack, one the best combo good food and fantastic views is the Jules Verne Restaurant in the Eiffel Tower. I took my wife there for our 20th anniversay and had a fabulous time. The dinners are slightly expensive, but I believe it would meet your price range with moderate wine choices. They also have a prix fix lunch menu that is very reasonable. You can view the restaurant and make reservations on the webpage www.reservethebest.com. Find it under the alphabet listings "J". It will be an evening you will never forget. There are other better Paris restaurants for food, but you'll never beat the views. Good luck and HAPPY 25th !!! Mike
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Old Mar 12th, 2004, 08:40 AM
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Sans coat and tie, the Jules Verne recommendation will be a nice choice. If you do decide to go, I'd strongly suggest that you guarantee yourself a window table by getting your table as early in the seating as possible. While many tables have views, some do not and one person will be facing a wall.

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Old Mar 12th, 2004, 09:26 AM
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Jules Verne is a memorable dining experience. I took my husband there for his 50th birthday and he is still talking about it. make reservations asap.
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Old Mar 15th, 2004, 11:15 AM
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Thanks, everyone. I called and made at dinner reservation at La Tour d'Argent.
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Old Mar 15th, 2004, 04:44 PM
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When I was at La Tour D'argent, they required a jacket and tie. Given your original post, have things changed at the restaurant.

Presumably you are going for lunch as I think it might be difficult to stay under $300 with wine at dinner.
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Old Mar 15th, 2004, 04:48 PM
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I do have to agree with Ryan. I can't imagine going to Le Tour D'Argent without a jacket and tie for dinner ..or even lunch!
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Old Mar 15th, 2004, 04:54 PM
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Jack, I'm thoroughly confused. You made reservations at a very nice location that requires a coat and a tie that will easily cost well over $300 for dinner.I agree with Ryan as I presume you're going to lunch.I assume your "requirements" of March 12th have totally changed. Mike
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Old Mar 16th, 2004, 06:07 AM
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Actually, having looked at the recommendations I received (La Tour and Jules Verne), and considering the importance of my 25th anniversary, I decided to bite the bullet. I will stuff my suit and shoes somehow into my overnight bag (hoping the hotel has a 24 hour cleaning service), and expect to pay $500 or more for dinner. It had better be worth it. Thanks again, everyone.
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Old Mar 16th, 2004, 06:26 AM
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Jack, GOOD FOR YOU !!! Mike
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Old Mar 16th, 2004, 12:29 PM
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To really throw things open, now that you've decided that your kids will attend state school instead of a private Ivy League college, you might want to give serious consideration to Taillevent over La Tour D'Argent. While the view at the latter is superior, Taillevent may be the finest restaurant experience in the world. The quality of food, the service, and the general ambiance are hard to match.

That said, La Tour... is a still a fine choice.
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To add to the fray, I would suggest a very romantic dinner at the beautiful Lasserre, which has a ceiling that can be opened to let diners enjoy the night sky from their tables. Presentations are magnificen t: one of our courses came on a tray with a swan (a BIG swan) carved in ice. There are also small private dining rooms for two....
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