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21, Rue Mazarine, Paris - Paul Minchelli...What are your opinions?

You may have already decided to dine at 21 or not, but I would like to pass on my review for you or anyone else that may fine it useful. My wife and I were in paris for 5 nights in September 2007 for our honeymoon and followed Patricia Wells advice to dine at Le 21 for one of our dinners. After much effort through the George V concierge, a reservation was successfully secured at 9:30pm. We were told that 9:30pm was the only time the restaurant could seat us --- there was only one other table seated when we arrived.

We have been fortunate enough to dine at some of the best restaurants in the world in NYC, San Francisco and France all with world renowned chefs. Our night at Le 21 was hands down our favorite dining experience we have ever had. The service and atmosphere was very lowkey (extremely appropriate for a honeymoon dinner) and by no means adverse to Americans (which we experienced at several other Parisian establishments). The menu is written on a chalkboard. The food is indescribable. I would recommend this restaurant in a heartbeat to any foodie and will always hold our meal at Le 21 as one of the "Greats".

Jun 03, 2008
pwm20 in France

Best Mexican Fare in Atlanta

Taqueria la Oaxaquena in Jonesboro (not far from the airport) is always worth the trip and might be the best. El Myr in Little 5 has great fresh ingredients and excellent margaritas. Taqueria del Sol never lets me down (and I eat there at least once a week) and I think they have the best margaritas in town. Nuevo Laredo is excellent from top to bottom (except for the wait).

Aug 30, 2007
pwm20 in General South Archive

Atlanta - Good, easy to get to and late night..

Ecco in Midtown is open until 11pm and they have a bar menu until 1am on Friday and Saturday. Ecco is an excellent new restaurant in Atlanta and will not let you down. http://www.ecco-atlanta.com/

Aug 30, 2007
pwm20 in General South Archive

Special Honeymoon Dinner In Paris --- Lowkey/Off-the-Beaten-Path/Charming

My fiancé and I are traveling to Mallorca and Paris for our honeymoon in a few weeks. I have spend days scouring guide books and websites for Paris restaurants and have been overwhelmed to say the least. I have found several places that I definitely want to try, but I am still looking for a really special dinner place for our last night in Paris. Ideally I would like to find a place that is off-the-beaten-path, romantic and charming in a peaceful setting and with a check that stays around 200 Euro total. Any recommendations that would fit this bill would be greatly appreciated.

Also, any other suggestions for Paris dining are greatly appreciated as well.

Thank you.

Aug 29, 2007
pwm20 in France