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Ledoyen lunch – or not to be?


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Ledoyen lunch – or not to be?

Jake Dear | Dec 26, 2009 04:30 PM

We don’t often frequent superlux places, but reading this forum regularly for the past half year has prompted me to talk my wife into adding one of these institutions to our diverse list for our next trip. We are thinking of a winter lunch at Ledoyen. (This choice is based partly on recommendations by, among others, Sophie, here and also on the blog, .) And so I planned to click onto the Ledoyen web site and send an email requesting a reservation . . . .

But the restaurant’s site -- --seems to be one bare (and barely readable) page showing only the address and phone number, without even identifying any fax number, let alone providing a handy on-line reservation form or email address. (And I assume this is not a malfunction; it’s been this way for a few weeks at least.)

Hmmm. Yes, I could just call. But now I’m thinking: Maybe this is a small sign that this place is just too exclusive (or precious) for our comfort? (To be candid, I’m also concerned that we’d be subjected to loud and garish American businessmen, on phones or blackberrys, who, unlike us, will not even be opening their own wallets; I don’t particularly enjoy the feeling of being one of the few tables in a room paying our own way . . . . But maybe this is impossible in any such “***/**” Paris establishment?)

Should we be thinking of another place for our little luxlunch adventure?


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