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Ready to make our Reservations - Now What?


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Ready to make our Reservations - Now What?

parisdreamer | | Sep 3, 2010 08:04 AM

So after lots of great adivce from this board I am planning on calling the various restaurants which we wish to dine at during out trip at the end of the month. Not speaking a tonne of French (grade 11 highschool) I am of course nervous to ensure it goes right.

I am looking for advice on what time I should call a restaurant in order to book for lunch or dinner? I don't want them to be in the middle of service but am unsure what time most restaurants open? Would it be best to catch them before lunch or dinner service and if so what time (Paris time of course) would be best?

Also I know that most Parisians are just now coming back from les vacances so since these reservations won't be needed until Oct 5 - 8th would it be best to wait until say 2 weeks prior? Or is there a place that I should be booking asap?

I will be booking at:

Brassarie Balzar - for dinner
Le Regalade St. Honore - for lunch
Le Rubis - for a light dinner - are wine bars more 'walk in style'?
Le Reminet - for lunch
Le Petrelle - for dinner
Chez Josephine - dinner

On another note a great business concept came to mind...local French foodies who speak french and english book reservations for non-french speaking clients? We are not staying at a hotel so I can't rely on the services of a concierge...but I would pay for that!

Thank you for your help!

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