Can I call their reservations number and communicate well enough to set up a reservation if I only speak English, with weak French speaking skills (Je parle français comme une vache espagnole) and even weaker understanding of spoken French should the reply be other than ''oui" or "non"?
I'm pretty sure I could understand their reply if they speak very slowly and repeat it enough times, but they have a reputation for being standoffish, if not downright rude, to non-native speakers.
Or should I try to get my hotel (which I don't have yet) to make the reservation in advance? Or any other ideas?
Also, how hard a ticket is this for a mid-June mid-week dinner? Or lunch?
And is it jacket-and-tie or just jacket?