We're thinking of taking a large (12) group to l'Academie, the St. Denis location on the long weekend in September. They accepted a reservation but rather reluctantly which is rather discouraging.
Since all of us are 'out of towners', it is difficult to know whether the staff will be reliable about keeping the reservation open on a Saturday night.
With (apparently) 3 floors of dining area, you'd think it would a great place to go for groups. The menu looks interesting and certainly reasonable.
What do the chowhounds have to say about this place? Besides that it is related to a cooking school and the food is "okay" (according to an old thread on cheap eats in the Plateau).