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Very Last Minute Trip to Paris


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Very Last Minute Trip to Paris

WileysHungryAgain | Sep 1, 2010 10:17 AM

As it states in the title, Very last minute, so I could use a bit of guidance.

1st time posting on Chow Paris, because the last time I was in Paris... the internet wasn't.
Hey, I've been busy. I lived in Paris for a couple of years, quite some time back and will be returning (next week) with my wife...who's never been to Paris... Mon Dieu!!

I'm not looking to see how many M*'s as we can knock down in a week. Mostly looking for rec's on solid Parisienne Relais et Bistros, and neighborhood gems. A more leisurely experience.

Having said (typed) that, I thought she should experience at least 1 place truly epitomises the Parisienne experience, and of course Guy Savoy came to mind. I thought it would be a great way to start the trip. Fun, lively, great service, food etc. My 1st question is, lunch or dinner? Then the 2nd question would be, the Summer Menu (current) or Fall menu (changes I believe on the 15th)

After put that behind us, I was hoping for some help sorting through the roster of places discussed daily on this site.

I beleive the places listed below fall into common genus of restaurant. Solid, neighborhood, and hopefully not (but probably) over run with the likes of my type. Maybe if we're lucky we'll be able to visit a half dozen of these during our stay.

Simple Yea, or Ney and whether lunch or dinner is a better value or experience.

Frenchies - Poster child for the Lonely Planet or?
Le Bistro de Paris - Tourist Trap?
Ze Kitchen Gallerie
Le Paul Bert
Le Machon d'Henri
Le 21 - Easy walk back to the rented flat at Odeon
Le Baratin
Brasserie Fernand
La Petite Chaisse
Le Relais de l'isle
Casa Olympe

Thanks so much in advance. I look forward to, and value all of your opinions.


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