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Ledoyen - dining room

I had a lunch reservation for 2 on a dreary december day at Ledoyen and absolutely hated the experience.

I've been to a few Michelin starred restaurants (including a few 3 star places) however I don't feel qualified enough to rate the quality of the dishes. Maybe It just wasn't really my pallet (foie gras with some exotic fruit sauce on top).

But the biggest disappointment was the room itself. I couldn't help remembering the scene in Ratatouille where the restaurants is going downhill and only one person is seated in the dining room. It really felt deserted and the room actually smelled stale.

Anyone else had a bad experience there?

Mar 11, 2014
Fre_82 in France

Bistro recommendation for dinner

In the end we went to Terroir Parisien for dinner where we each just had an main dish. Food was ok, but slightly overpriced in our opinions.

The day after we had reservations at Les 110 de Taillevent. We had the prix fixe menu which was excellent but with the room/ambience too dark we wouldn't come back.

Anyway, lunch at Le Cinq was excellent as always. Thanks to all the chowhounds, as without you all I've never would have dared to set foot in this superb restaurant.

Aug 07, 2012
Fre_82 in France

Bistro recommendation for dinner


I have a reservation for lunch tomorrow 2 august at Le cinq. I would spend the rest of the day in the centre and I'm looking for for a place to have dinner. Doesn't really matter where exactly but It would be nice if it is near the touristy stuff (Eifeltower, tuileries,...) Budget: +/- 35 EUR for 2 dishes (an entire menu will be too much I guess after Le Cinq)

And for the day after I'm planning to spend the afternoon in Versailles and I'm looking for something not too far from the Peripherique going north (I'm going back too Belgium that evening). Again location is not that important but I'd prefer not to get stuck in traffic. Budget up to 50 EUR for 3 courses (Bib gourmand?).

I've tried La RĂ©galade and chez L'Ami Jean but they don't seem to answer the phone at the moment. Something similar to those restaurants would be perfect.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions..

Aug 01, 2012
Fre_82 in France