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Third trip to Paris in two years

ManInTransit | Oct 3, 201310:03 AM

London hound here - I took my wife to Paris for our engagement and our honeymoon ( now back for her birthday.

We arrive Saturday morning and I'd love to go straight out for a top class prix fixe lunch but as far as I can see only Le Cinq and the Tour d'Argent are open and offer a sub Eur100 prix fixe on a Saturday lunchtime - unless anyone has any other suggestions which I would be very grateful for. I've dreamed of going to Ledoyen for years but alas it will have to wait again, one day.

The inevitable Sunday night question - Les Fables de La Fontaine looks ideal for a light seafood dinner? Otherwise I am struggling. I can't go with more than about Eur100 a head (food only) on the Sunday evening. I know Benoit is a choice I know but the sheer number of Ducasse restaurants now makes me sad.

I'd rather stick on that balance but if there are any outstanding bistro choices open Saturday night rather than Sunday then I'd be happy to switch (so the same Q applies re Sunday prix fixe outside Le Cinq) but I can't see us surviving Chez L'Ami Jean or anywhere else that rolls you out of the door and then Le Cinq within 12 hours of each other.

In the past we've eaten at Le Chateaubriand, Pierre Gagnaire, Guy Savoy, Le Comptoir de Relais and Septime and have broadly enjoyed them all although we tend towards the more modernist cooking.

Many thanks to you all as always.

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