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Le Petit Troquet in 7th? Other Monday ideas...

I already have reservations for Sunday at Fables de la Fontaine. Will keep FdM in mind.

Sep 29, 2010
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Le Petit Troquet in 7th? Other Monday ideas...

Anyone have experience with this place lately? My original plan for 1 Nov. dinner (Monday) has changed because that choice is closed that day, I guess for the public holiday. This was on my short list as it was recommended to me by someone who recently ate there. Any other good places that would be open Monday? I think I'd better have a list in case the holiday gets to be a problem.

Thanks!
Sandra

Sep 28, 2010
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Lots of choices in Paris; your opinions on these, please

Husband is taking me to Paris for my 50th birthday. We haven't been to Paris for 10 yrs (we lived in Brussels, Belgium in late '90s and visited Paris a number of times). I have already booked Spring for my bday dinner, but am trying to book some other places for dinner too. We are staying in the 7th arr.

I have found posts re some of the places I am considering, but here are some others I am thinking about:

1. L'Ombres at Musee du Quai Branly - is it worth the food worth the price for the view of the Tour (sounds cool) or would Restaurant de la Tour be a better choice and just forget the view while dining?

2. Paul Chene - sounds delicious.

3. Le Petit Troquet - too touristy?

4. Is Thoumieux still worth going to? We were there years ago and I remember loving the cassoulet and profiteroles.

5. Does anyone know if Trattoria dell'angelo in the 7th is the same little Italian place from 10 years ago? Hotel du Cadran recommended an Italian place years ago (when we still had kids with us) and really liked it. Husband may need a night off from French food....

I am also considering L'ami Jean and Leo le Lion as they are close to Hotel du Cadran and possibly Le Florimond or Les Fables de la Fontaine.

We love wine and to eat delicious food; no food issues to deal with. I have been lurking for a while and have decided to the best way is to ask the real food experts, the real chowhounds. Thanks in advance for sharing your ideas.
Sandra

Sep 22, 2010
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