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Solo in Paris -- need help!

UPDATE: I decided on dinners at Le Timbre and then L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon (Saint Germain). I will probably eat light during the day at cafes or the like, taking suggestions already made on this thread (Willi's, Le Garde Robe, Fish or subsist on cafe et croissant).

QUESTION: what to order at Joel Robuchon??? I understand there are a couple tasking menus as well as a la carte. Is anyone aware of dinner pricing?

PS: decided to stay in hotel near the Crillon

Feb 06, 2013
drfoodie in France

Solo in Paris -- need help!

Thanks everyone! After some research, I'm leaning toward one day having a late lunch at Restaurant L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon -- after which I'm not sure I will want much of a dinner. Any places suggested for something light? I read about Fish La Boissonnerie as a possible option -- same owners as Semilla.

After a blow-out like Robuchon, I'm thinking L'Office or Candeleria for my other meals (lunch/dinner). Thoughts?

Also Willi's Wine Bar has come recommended by Chowhounders as well as friends... but how does it compare to Verjus or Juveniles?

Thanks again!

Jan 25, 2013
drfoodie in France

Solo in Paris -- need help!

I prefer a variety -- one classic French bistro. One modern, trendy. I'm not well-versed enough in French cuisine to know regions. I'm a bit overwhelmed by all the choices but places I have come across include:

Le Voltaire
Agape Substance

Jan 15, 2013
drfoodie in France

Solo in Paris -- need help!

I will be in Paris Feb 27-Mar 5. My friends are coming in on Mar 1 and thus I will have 2 days by myself to explore the city. I'm a single woman, 30s, and staying in an apartment near the Palais Royale. Looking for friendly places for 1 for both lunch and dinner. I don't speak French. Places I will be going when my friends arrive include Frenchie and le Comptoir du Relais.

For my solo dinners, I would prefer to spend around $100 total (including a couple glasses of wine) and in an area that is relatively safe and walkable from my apartment. I'm more flexible for lunches but also don't mind grabbing a great sandwich and eating in the park while people watching. I'm not into offal or a lot of pork/ham or stinky cheeses but am otherwise a foodie :) I live in Manhattan (used to live in Chicago) and have season tickets to Next. My favorite restaurants in NYC are Marc Forgione, Torrisi, ABC Kitchen, the Nomad among others. Thank you in advance for your suggestions!!

Jan 15, 2013
drfoodie in France

Fine Dining - Birmingham

i got the bbq chicken -- sauce was like ketchup and meat was still pink inside. I'm surprised I didn't get sick.

Dec 16, 2012
drfoodie in Central South

Fine Dining - Birmingham

thank you for validating my opinion. and other thing -- the mac & cheese at my high school cafeteria may have been better.

Dec 14, 2012
drfoodie in Central South

Fine Dining - Birmingham

Thank you for pointing out the prices! I was on the fence between Hot & Hot Fish Club and Highlands but I think I will go for the Highlands tomorrow night... which sounds like it was the original culinary destination here in B'ham.

FYI for Sunday nights, only decent option I found was MetroPrime. Monday night I decided to try Jim & Nick's -- unimpressed. Big Bob Gibson BBQ in Decatur, AL was way better (from what I remember at the Big Apple BBQ block party in NYC anyway).

Dec 10, 2012
drfoodie in Central South

Relocating to Orlando and a huge foodie

I'm planning our menu at Cafe Tu Tu Tango for a work dinner in March during a convention. Any suggestions on must-haves? Which dishes are hits? Thanks in advance!

Jan 20, 2012
drfoodie in Florida

Recs for Sat night group dinner between Bucktown and Ravenswood

any suggestions where it won't cost an arm and a leg??

May 12, 2011
drfoodie in Chicago Area

Recs for Sat night group dinner between Bucktown and Ravenswood

I used to live in Chicago until 18 month ago but now live in NYC. I'm coming back for my birthday and want to get a group of 20 friends together on Saturday, June 4th. I know... kind of late... but hoping fellow foodies could suggest some places (BYOB ok too) for a great dinner to a group of discerning and experienced palates.

We would prefer to stay on the northwest neighborhoods of the city (meaning relative to mag mile and gold coast) such as bucktown, logan square, lincoln square, or andersonville.

So you know where we've been and liked (and thus don't want to consider for this dinner): Terragusto (loved), Mythos Taverna, Piccolo Sogno... thinking $50-80pp range.


May 12, 2011
drfoodie in Chicago Area

Celeb/Top Chef Near the Waldorf?

Most of these are probably higher than your price range (if you include drinks) but if you want top chef sometimes you have to pay top price. Kin Shop is probably most affordable in my list. That being said...

Annisa -- Anita Lo (top chef masters) -- W. Village
Marc Forgione -- chef of same name -- Iron Chef, newest edition -- in Tribeca -- LOVE
Sam Talbot has a new gig at a hotel restaurant in Soho -- haven't been
Obviously Tom Colicchio and all his restaurants -- varying price points
Red Rooster -- Marcus Samuelsson -- this is in Harlem -- out of the way but pretty good

9 Jones Street, New York, NY 10014

13 Barrow Street, New York, NY 10014

43 E. 19th St., New York, NY 10003

Marc Forgione
134 Reade Street, New York, NY 10013

Kin Shop
469 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Red Rooster
310 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027

Imperial No. 9
9 Crosby St, New York, NY 10013

Apr 22, 2011
drfoodie in Manhattan