I've only been to La Grenouille once (1 year ago) and had a wonderful time (except when we wanted to take home half of our entrees so we could leave room for dessert, the waiter actually had to ask the maitre'd if we could do such an unheard of thing...) I've read some reviews from last year that were not very complimentary, so any updated info? It's my brother's 50th bday and I wanted to treat him to a very nice dinner (emphasis on food!). Jean George I've heard both good and bad. Lespinasse, mixed as well. Any opinions?