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Dont hate me- Quick Frenchie question

naughtyb | Jun 8, 2012 10:56 AM

I know, I know. Many of you have had it with Frenchie and the difficulty in making reservations. I also know there are many of you that feel that you can find other restaurants offering food at similar price points that are nearly as good or better than what is offered at Frenchie. I have read that Caius is an example of such a restaurant.
Having said all that, I still want to go. It was pointed out, in reference to Frenchie, in another thread that when you can't have something it only makes you want it more. There is a lot of truth to that. However, I have wanted to eat there for a few years now and feel like if I put in the time trying to make a reservation, I should be able to get in. The problem is that over the last few weeks I have literally called Frenchie over 500 times. (I wish I was joking.) I have only gotten through 1 time. When I got through to them, it was 12:30 EST, 30 minutes before the first seating. I spoke to a female who asked when I would like to make a reservation and I said in September. She said to call back in 2 weeks because they have yet to finalize their holiday plans and it may be during that time. Now I can't seem to get through. Is anybody else having the same problem? Does anyone have any suggestions? Should I try something else? Send an email, a love letter, a singing telegram? Will my hotel be able to secure the reservations? I am staying at the Relais St Germain. I feel like they might call once, get no answer, then give up, so I don't want to leave it up to them.
I am finally returning to Paris in September after a 4 year hiatus. I fear after this trip, it may well be another 4 years, (GASP) or longer!! I want to eat at ALL the places that I have chosen after years of careful research. Any help would be totally appreciated.

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