When I tried to book a table Les Ambassadeurs/Hotel Crillon, I received the following:
We inform you that our Chef, Jean-François Piège, will leave the Hôtel de Crillon in August to focus some personal plans.
We are searching currently his successor and so the restaurant “Les Ambassadeurs” will be closed during this period. The Brunch on Sunday will be maintained as well as the other Food and Beverage outlets.
We have booked Le Cinq for another night and am looking to replace Les Ambassadeurs with a "relatively conservative" ** or *** restaurant. L'Arpege is just too expensive. I'm thinking Le Meurice, but La Grande Cascade sounds interesting because of the setting. I have nixed Ledoyen because I've heard too many comments that the place needs a facelift. Bottom line is that I'm looking for consistency - a "sure thing" - which is why Le Cinq has been selected for another night.
Look forward to suggestions. THANKS!!