Restaurants & Bars

Review Les Papilles, Mariette, Le Cinq

Norwegian | Apr 9, 2012 03:56 AM

First I would like to thank all contributors at Chowhound for valuable input before our trip to Paris!

Les Papilles:
Located just a small distance from our lovely hotel Petit Paris this French bistro came highly recommended by many. A small place (we actually walked passed it on the other side of the street), tables very close. Started with a tasty potatosoup. Main was chicken penne with many good flavours. Chocholate/caramel mousse for dessert, good but maybe in smaller portions. All in all a very nice experience with good food. Total bill Eur 105,- including wine.

Restaurante Mariette:
Located in a small street close to the Tour Eiffel, this restaurant was chosen due to the location and good reviews on Trip Advisor. Small but cosy restaurant. Had a salad with ham for startes while my wife had gnocci (?). Good but nothing special. For main i had lamb with chorizo which was very nice. My wife had chicken which also was very good. For dessert I had mille feulle with toffee icecream, good but would have liked less pastry and more cream. Bill ended at Eur 115,- including wine. Nice meal but not as good as Les Papilles. Walked to Tour Eiffel as planned witch was very romantic in the evening.

Le Cinq:
For us the biggest part of the experience was entering the hotel/restaurant, and just being treated like royalty. Started with a very good glass of pink champagne, but at a price of Eur 33 for each glass it ought to be good. Had the spring tasting menu (eur 145,-). Got some nice amouse bouche before the meal started with Tuna belly to be eaten Japanese style. Not a big fan of tuna and the texture not for me, but very nicely presented. Next dish was shrimp which was very good. This was followed by Morel mushroom soup which we enjoyed. For main we chose Pigeon as we prefer meat over fish. This came with a very good cabbage. Dessert was strawberry tarte and for me this was perfect! Nice to be able to choose delicious small cakes and chocholates to go with the coffee. Total bill Eur 507,- including a wine from the cheaper selection (Eur 120,-) Worth it for a special occation/experience due to the location.

Attach some photoes, mainly from Le Cinq

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