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Thank you, thank you for Chez Denise rec's!

Yes, we were supposed to go to Les Chouettes last night, but our friends had such a bad experience with unhelpful, unfriendly help staff and food they didn't like, we went to Le Hangar instead. Always unfortunate to go to dinner and have people that don't seem to want to be there.

about 3 hours ago
macdog in France

Anyone eaten at MG Road?

It was delicious. We had 4 starters and loved them all. chicken Tikka and this-Coquilles soufflées, PDT sautées aux épices, yaourt & chutney tamarin was amazing. We shared 2 main meals, a very spicy chicken dish and a delicious duck dish. Also had a variety of naan breads and lentils. I love Indian food, this was great. We had a very friendly waitress, who brought out the chef to our table. We had eaten at Dishoom in London and told him we thought his favors and sauces were better. He beamed. Highly recommend. I told the chef I need for him to open a place in Santa Barbara.

1 day ago
macdog in France

Thank you, thank you for Chez Denise rec's!

Yes, we all fit very comfortably. Waiter was charming, food was delicious and good time was had by all.

1 day ago
macdog in France

Anyone eaten at MG Road?

Thanks, Ptipois. I used "kids" loosely. They are 29 and 30. We have a reservation for tonight.

May 20, 2015
macdog in France

Anyone eaten at MG Road?

It's an Indian restaurant in the 3rd. Kids want spicy tonight.

May 20, 2015
macdog in France

Paris: Sunday lunch (for my parents)

Les Enfant Rouge or Les Chouettes in haut Marais might fit the bill.

May 19, 2015
macdog in France

Thank you, thank you for Chez Denise rec's!

Just finished up our 10 person dinner at Chez Denise and a great time was had by all. Foie Gras and Terrine to start and beef cheeks, grilled lamb chops, salmon, brochettes de boeuf, Lapin, and a huge plate of pomme frites and then chocolate mousse and creme Carmel to finish. Had some Bordeaux, Rose and a great white (can't remember any details). Everyone loved it and I owe all to the wonderful people at Chowhound. Merci Beaucoup.

May 18, 2015
macdog in France

Paris restaurant suggestions

This site has some great information about restaurants in Paris. They have suggestions divided up by arrondisment's and also places that are near various tourist destinations. Here is their list for restaurants near the Louvre. Also John Talbott's website has great information.

http://parisbymouth.com/21-places-to-...

May 17, 2015
macdog in France

Koya, Sienna and Racine: recipes from restaurants we have loved and lost

Had lunch at Koya Bar today and they will not be closing. The neighboring sit down restaurant is closing down. Excellent as always.

May 15, 2015
macdog in U.K./Ireland

5 Nights in Paris- Girls Trip

Now I'm certainly looking forward to it!

May 15, 2015
macdog in France

5 Nights in Paris- Girls Trip

Interesting. I hope it is the food you describe, but thinking it will be more banquet style eats for the 50 or 60 people who attend this dinner.

May 15, 2015
macdog in France

5 Nights in Paris- Girls Trip

Thanks, John. I will go by there and make the reservation. They couldn't do 10 people, but good to hear they can do 6 people.

Next Tuesday night we are going to Shangria-La Hotel for company dinner. I've read a little about the hotel and it sounds interesting. Has anyone eaten there?

May 14, 2015
macdog in France

Is Frenchie still a thing?

We've also enjoyed Les Enfant Rouge in the haut Marais. It's a John Talbott fave.

May 14, 2015
macdog in France

5 Nights in Paris- Girls Trip

Thanks, just landed in London and very cold and rainy. Hopefully things will look up weather wise. We end up in Barcelona this trip so probably will have cold to hot experiences. Yes, will probably go to Les Chouettes with 6 people, so that sounds like a better fit. Website pics are lovely. Have you been to Hero yet?

May 14, 2015
macdog in France

5 Nights in Paris- Girls Trip

Parn, Clown Bar over Les Chouettes? I'm asking for my trip next week.

May 13, 2015
macdog in France

Eating in Paris with a young toddler

Dinner will start late and with some restaurants stretch onto 2-2 1/2 hours. My sons at 18 months couldn't have done it, but maybe you have a different kind of toddler. Although you call her baby, so maybe I'm confused about her age. Seems like you probably want something a little noisy and perhaps less formal?

May 12, 2015
macdog in France

Tips for Dining Well in Paris

My son is living in Shanghai for a few months...need to have him look into some pearl purchases.

May 12, 2015
macdog in France

Tips for Dining Well in Paris

Going to google Batobus. We're staying near Hotel de Ville, that sounds like a lovely way to travel to Eiffel Tower.

May 12, 2015
macdog in France
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Last Paris weekend before new baby arrives

We've eaten a few times at chez Prune near the canal. I don't think it's a CH favorite, but we had pretty good lunches there. I'm also thinking of braving the crowds next Sunday, when we are planning to go to Canal St. Martin area, and trying to do brunch at Holybelly. I follow them on Instagram and food looks good. It's too bad they don't have more casual places open on the weekends in that neighborhood.

On another note, excited to try Hero in the 2nd. New place by the Le Mary Celeste group and the chef has moved over to Hero. Sounds like it's Korean/French fusion (I think). Also going to check out Les Chouettes in haut Marais, a Parnassian recomendation.

May 11, 2015
macdog in France

Koya, Sienna and Racine: recipes from restaurants we have loved and lost

Is Koya bar the udon place?

May 10, 2015
macdog in U.K./Ireland

Tips for Dining Well in Paris

Tell people to consult Chowhound France message boards for the best eating advice for Paris.

May 09, 2015
macdog in France
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Koya, Sienna and Racine: recipes from restaurants we have loved and lost

So sad. Loved that place. Did both restaurants close?

May 08, 2015
macdog in U.K./Ireland

2 nights in Barcelona - Paco Meralgo + ?

We are probably also going to Paco Meralgo (although I worry it may be very touristy) and for other restaurant meal probably going to Llamber in the Born. We like more rustic food and staying away from anything too molecular. Our other nights will probably be tapas hopping in Born and Gracia neighborhood.

May 07, 2015
macdog in Spain/Portugal

Classic French, Sunday night in Paris, near 1st Arr.?

Here are place open on Sunday night-
http://parisbymouth.com/paris-restaur...

Cafe des Abattoirs might fit the bill.

May 06, 2015
macdog in France

Reporting back on London...

Great report! We will be staying at the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch next week and really looking forward to our 2 nights there. Some great bar suggestions and Lyle's sounds good for one of our dinners. Our first night will be eating at Dishoom, a place we really enjoy.

May 06, 2015
macdog in U.K./Ireland

My Paris Lineup- Need help!

Another poster also mentioned that Spring had no French people when they went there recently. We had that experience at Le Regalade St. Honore and have never gone back. Maybe look at John Talbott's website for similar quality but not so touristy?

May 05, 2015
macdog in France

A month in Paris. Looking for critiques on my list!

Yes, we like Bestia but we had moved furniture all day and Factory Kitchen is next door to his loft. Oh well, we've had some great meals there, but not that one.

Glad you liked Le MC. The chef from Mary Celeste has opened Hero, a Korean street food place. Ironic to go to Paris for Korean food, but probably puts an interesting spin on it. May have to check it out...Happy Travels!

May 05, 2015
macdog in France

Nice early Sunday dinner in Palo Alto, plus transportation help

Pizzeria Delfina doesn't take reservations, a must for this kind of dinner party. Mayfield Bakery would be best since you could walk from Stadium to restaurant. Very middle of the road California cuisine, but good. Probably not going to do much better anywhere else. Just ate at Flea Street and Madera, I thought they were horribly overpriced.

Probably should just get on Open table and see what is available. It's a crazy day in Palo Alto and also seems to always coincide with Father's Day.

May 05, 2015
macdog in San Francisco Bay Area

A month in Paris. Looking for critiques on my list!

Thanks for the great trip report. So sorry about flu bug, but looks like you got some good meals in. We're off to Paris next week. So far, have reservations at Chez Denise (10 of us) and Pramil and Le Mary Celeste. Also hoping to go to Les Chouettes and maybe checking out new place, Hero. Matiere A near canal St. Martin looks interesting. Wish they were open for Sunday lunch.

We spent a few days in DTLA last week helping our son move. Had a disappointing dinner at Factory Kitchen and a good meal in a beautiful setting at Redbird. Highlight of the 48 hr LA culinary experience was carne asada burritos and cochinita pibil tacos from Yuca's on Hillhurst. Yum.

May 04, 2015
macdog in France

Chez Denise...Joséphine Chez Dumonet...La Tour de Montlhéry ou chez Denise...Moissonnier

It was a tiny earthquake, no problem! Another place that is a little off the tourist path is Stella in the 16th. My husband went there for lunch with French colleagues and enjoyed it.

Apr 30, 2015
macdog in France