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recommendations for restaurants in Paris

Sasa, if you're unwilling to look at the CH threads now running on what we like, you could go to what's open Saturday and Sundays on Paris by Mouth and winnow it down.

about 3 hours ago
John Talbott in France

Paris Dining Input

SF:
We as well (stopped going). To put it kindly, things are moving rapidly in town and last year's favorites are no longer where I know Colette will want to go in September.
Take a look at where Mangeur is writing about. She's SF's canary in the mine.

about 3 hours ago
John Talbott in France

La maison Plisson

"This was a major disappointment. I can do bobo, but I expect comprehensive bobo, a broad assortment of top product. I found selection narrow and not better than easily found in any upscale shop. Prices to make you smile in vacuous wonder. We arrived just after lunch service had started and nothing on the carte or visible on plates suggested that waiting was worth it. We won 't bother to follow up."
That's a beautiful summary M.
A denizen of the area (my age) who lives and works nearby and I had lunch and shopped. It is bobo-heaven, loud, crammed-together tables, perky waitfolk, the usual tarts and salads such folks love in the resto - good bread and chocolate dessert.
Shop high-end, high-priced named-products (Bordier algae butter) but both of us paid up rather than make any more excursions in the pelting rain.
I too will not follow up.

about 3 hours ago
John Talbott in France

recommendations for restaurants in Paris

Yah, there's also that Ducasse guy.

about 6 hours ago
John Talbott in France

recommendations for restaurants in Paris

Aren't you going to check out all the similar questions first?

about 13 hours ago
John Talbott in France

Spectacular settings for dining: Another, this in Montmartre

Not at all; it was a riff on pas mal which means exactly the opposite.

about 13 hours ago
John Talbott in France

Spectacular settings for dining: Another, this in Montmartre

Good question.

1 day ago
John Talbott in France

Spectacular settings for dining: Another, this in Montmartre

At someone's suggestion that I try Les Ombres in the Quai Branly Museum again I did today, concluding that is does indeed have a "Pristine view, pricy stuff, pathetic management and pretty-good food." To see/read the gory details seek out http://johntalbottsparis.typepad.com/...

1 day ago
John Talbott in France

Paris Restaurant Recommendation-Open Sunday and Monday

I think it's great and will be returning soon.

1 day ago
John Talbott in France

Recommendation for a favorite bistro in Marais

"I also need to arrange a dinner for 6 of us and the others want a classic bistro experience. I'm for adventuresome food but I don't think they are. That's why I brought up a few other restaurants. 5th, 6th, 7th, 2nd, 4th areas ok."
Please start another post. Thanks. After looking over the prior ones on group meals.

1 day ago
John Talbott in France

Paris Restaurant Recommendation-Open Sunday and Monday

You telephone. Les Chouettes equally - both good.

Aug 25, 2015
John Talbott in France

Recommendation for a favorite bistro in Marais

So we're all waiting with baited breath - what do you really want and where.

Aug 25, 2015
John Talbott in France

Hidden Gems Or Cheap Eats In Paris?

Whoops, will do.
FYI it is 975 at 25 Rue Guy Moquet in the 17th.

Aug 25, 2015
John Talbott in France

Hidden Gems Or Cheap Eats In Paris?

"Hidden Gems Or Cheap Eats In Paris"
By George, I stumbled on one today that's both a hidden gem and a cheap eat. How about 16 E for a mise en bouche, plat du jour (today two big, lovely pieces of cod) and café gourmand with a sable with lemon cream and mango sauce.
Now it's a bit out of the visitor corridor but not far from Coretta and Atao so if you can get there you can get here. Pix at http://johntalbottsparis.typepad.com/...

Aug 25, 2015
John Talbott in France

Recommendation for a favorite bistro in Marais

"It is not in the Marais at all..."
I have given up figuring out what lori is looking for and where - "L'Assiette, Les Cocottes de Christian Constant....and Le Bistro Paul Bert" are not exactly "classic, well regarded bistro (or brasserie) in the Marais area."

Aug 25, 2015
John Talbott in France

Recommendation for a favorite bistro in Marais

loriia:
I think we've all be dying to ask:
What does the "Marais" mean to you and why do you want to go?

Aug 24, 2015
John Talbott in France

6 nights in Paris for anniversary

Check out the other thread on the Marais for my, Parnassien & Pti's Marais picks.
I like 6 Paul Bert and L'Ecailler du Bistrot a bit more.

Aug 23, 2015
John Talbott in France

(Paris) Gare St Lazare - anywhere to eat there?

I haven't been since it opened but the few times I went people were standing in line (for lunch).

Aug 23, 2015
John Talbott in France

Recommendation for a favorite bistro in Marais

OK well that sure sounds like Parnassien, encyclopedic and informative.
I think your bistro/brasserie request has stumped most of us. (To relate an old story, a guy setting up a restaurant in the US asked me to take him to the best bistros with the "bistro-look" here. It turned out he wanted the "brasserie-look.") So I'm still not sure what you're looking for.
From Parnassien's list you quote above I'd go for Pamela Popo; of newer places, Les Chouettes, Les Enfants Rouges and GrandCoeur might fit, but I'm not sure in your "bistro/brasserie" scope. You might try Google Images to see what looks like what you want.

Aug 23, 2015
John Talbott in France

Recommendation for a favorite bistro in Marais

Seconding Phil, it would help us to know which of the many places mentioned on other Marais threads interests you.

Aug 23, 2015
John Talbott in France

Picky Eater in Paris

Interesting you should say that M.
One sentence I couldn't find a place for was "Some people describe chefs whose heart or souls are on the plate, chef Mauricio Zillo's got his ingredients on it."

Aug 23, 2015
John Talbott in France

Spectacular settings for dining: Another, this in Montmartre

Oh absolutely.
The last first floor place Diapason came into being at least 8 years ago and was not much of a much; the roofdeck was only open when they felt like it; but the hotel was quite nice reported the friend I recommend stay there so she could pal around with me. I pass it almost every day on the bus and it's been under construction and new direction for some time.

Aug 22, 2015
John Talbott in France

Spectacular settings for dining: Another, this in Montmartre

While have a couple of threads on places to eat with views of the Eiffel Tower and many that mention settings or views, when I'm asked I usually suggest the Tour d'Argent or the Grande Cascade (I used to suggest La La Samaritaine for viewing only) but today I ate at a place mentioned here, excuse me for forgetting who posted it, the Terrass' Hotel Rooftop Terrace which has not bad at all food and great views. The chef (Eric Lurthy) has been through two places I love (the Tour d'Argent and the Chateau of Chailly) and its great for tired visitors' feet after the Mt.

Aug 22, 2015
John Talbott in France

Picky Eater in Paris

Thanks; one down; one to go.

Aug 22, 2015
John Talbott in France

Recommendations in (or near) the 8th?

Agreed it's the best in an overpriced area - if you've time also down the street is Le Marloe.

Aug 21, 2015
John Talbott in France

Picky Eater in Paris

There's no thread for adventuresome eats except Inaki/etc so I thought I'd warn people who have an aversion to complicated ingredients, things like poutarge, bebe rognons, Japanese seaweed, monkfish liver (it's strong baby) and so forth, including, not today, but chicken feet, pork snout, tripes, etc. (Also Soupie, tell your hipster friends to stop going, they're breaking the peace).
Oh, it's been open 10 weeks in the Bon Ba place in the 10th - eyclept A. Mere. More at Heidi Ellison's Paris Update and http://johntalbottsparis.typepad.com/...

Aug 21, 2015
John Talbott in France

ZKG v. KGB - thoughts?

Why not?
It has three's like Drouant (three of this, three of that); who knows why? But it's Ledeuil's most trusted front room guy (although I think Cedric is still out) and kitchen guy.

Aug 21, 2015
John Talbott in France

6 nights in Paris for anniversary

You can get my opinions at John Talbott's Paris.

Aug 19, 2015
John Talbott in France

6 nights in Paris for anniversary

"I don't know Prémices nor le Petit Champerret..."
I have been to both several times and my guests especially much prefer Les Premices.
I wouldn't describe Florimond so much Casual as traditional.

Aug 19, 2015
John Talbott in France

6 nights in Paris for anniversary

I don't see any problems with your list except ambition. It's a lot of food in just a few days and working in chateaus is very ambitious, even picnicking.
I could do that (and did) at 20 but not now.
Good luck/good visit.

Aug 18, 2015
John Talbott in France