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First time in Paris - need help choosing restaurants (can't read menus!)

Love this suggestion! Thank you!!

Apr 05, 2012
Rikkles270 in France

First time in Paris - need help choosing restaurants (can't read menus!)

Absolutely nothing wrong with all the recommendations - only there for 3 nights so just want to make sure I pick the right places! These are all amazing and I so appreciate your help!

Phoebe came from a friend of a friend who lives in Paris. She said:
"Phoebe on place Perreire: great semi-casual small cozy restaurant that is a bit of a party on weekends"

Then:
"Le Derriere ultra trendy very cool restaurant in le Marais with great food (I'm obsessed with this place)"

Apr 05, 2012
Rikkles270 in France

First time in Paris - need help choosing restaurants (can't read menus!)

Ha, okay, no lunch at La Palette then! Good thing I asked! Is there a good place around there to get dinner then? I'd do pre-drinks and then head somewhere close for dinner.

A few other restaurants I've heard about are below. Any ones that stand out?

Phoebe
Le Derriere
Chez Diep
Ferdi
Frenchie
Chez Denis
L'Hotel Costes restaurant

Apr 04, 2012
Rikkles270 in France

First time in Paris - need help choosing restaurants (can't read menus!)

What's the difference there between a "cafe" and a "resto"? One's more of a light lunch and the other is a dinner?

Not sure if L'Entrecote is the full name of the restaurant - got that one from a friend of a friend of a friend!

I think we'll definitely do La Palette for lunch one day, and I heard the Creperie place, Suzette, is amazing.

I also think I want to do Georges' MARKET. And judging from your above nod, I'll do CAfe L'Absinthe too!

Apr 04, 2012
Rikkles270 in France

First time in Paris - need help choosing restaurants (can't read menus!)

Thanks everyone for replying! This is all so helpful. Figured what might also be helpful is if I give you all the list of places I was looking at. They all came recommended but would love to hear your opinions!

Jean-Georges MARKET
La Palette
Café de Flore
Les Deux Magots
La Societe
Creperie Suzette
L'entrecote
Le Bistrot Des Comperes
Restaurant Mariette
Le Petit Fernand
Café L'Absinthe
l'Os a Moelle
La Butte Chaillot

Thanks again everyone!

Apr 04, 2012
Rikkles270 in France

First time in Paris - need help choosing restaurants (can't read menus!)

Thanks so much for your reply! I'm having trouble choosing restaurants because I can't read the menu or the website, so it's hard to know if I'd like the food. I'll look at the restaurants you listed below. And Parigi, I don't have a problem with English speakers :-) I just meant that I don't want to go where "all the Americans go" hahaha

Apr 03, 2012
Rikkles270 in France

First time in Paris - need help choosing restaurants (can't read menus!)

Ah! Had no idea! Thanks for letting me know. I will be in Paris from Monday during the day through Thursday night. So figure dinners for Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, and flying to Nice Thursday night.

I should've also said that I eat all shrimp, lobster, crab and scallops.

Moderately priced, meaning, no more than $50 a person, NOT including drinks!

Apr 03, 2012
Rikkles270 in France

First time in Paris - need help choosing restaurants (can't read menus!)

Oh! And I'll be in Nice for two nights, too! Recommendations welcome!

Apr 03, 2012
Rikkles270 in France

First time in Paris - need help choosing restaurants (can't read menus!)

Hi everyone,

Thanks for reading this! I'm going to Paris for the first time in June and am a huge foodie. Usually my vacations center around eating, so making dinner reservations is key to this trip!

I have tons of recommendations, but every time I go to the website to look at the restaurant, I can never read the menu and am left not knowing if I'll enjoy the food!

Am looking for moderately priced restaurants (maybe one or two on the higher end). I eat chicken, duck, steak, and some fish (white flakey fish only!).

Can anyone recommend restaurants that have the above? I will be there for 3 nights and 3 days (so lunch recommendations are welcome as well).

Also, when making a reservation, do you recommend emailing or going through our hotel? I'd like to make this trip as non-touristy as possible.

THANK YOU!!

Apr 03, 2012
Rikkles270 in France