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Should I cancel a July Ledoyen reservation?


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Should I cancel a July Ledoyen reservation?

NikkiHudak | May 23, 2014 02:12 PM

Dear Chowhounders,

This is my first time posting, but I relied extensively on your collective advice before my first trip to Paris last summer.

When we visited last summer, my husband and I (New Yorkers) were fortunate enough to have wonderful visits to Pierre Gagnaire, l’Ambrosie, and Pre Catalan for “fancy” dinners. We also visited plenty of places with terrific food/service that offer less “fanfare” during our two week trip. For example, we loved Le Coq Rico and can’t wait for their panned NYC branch to open. We had a such a wonderful time that we’ve decided to come back to Paris again this summer. We’ve just started to work on reservations for our July trip.

I asked our hotel to help me with reservations at L’Arpege and Ledoyen because I’d read such great things about both places. They quickly secured us reservations. However, I learned yesterday that Ledoyen will be changing its kitchen team (and I assume the menu) this August.

This makes me think that the restaurant is in transition and that we should probably cancel and choose a different place for a “fancy” dinner. We would hate to waste one of our precious Paris dinners (and spend so much money) on a restaurant where the menu is unsettled.

Do you all think I should cancel our reservation? If so, where should be try to secure a reservation?

Thanks in advance for your insight!

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