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

Also Les Enfants Rouges (restaurant not market) is a good place. Good review of it on John Talbott's website (CH is not letting me post links right now). We also really enjoy Le Mary Celeste for a smaller less formal eating excursion. The chef's small plates are really delicious. And good cocktails if you are tiring of wine.

Where do like in LA? My son lives in DTLA and may move to Mahattan Beach for a few months for work. Food scene down there looks dismal...

about 9 hours ago
macdog in France

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

Maybe Chez Denise for a more traditional offering? I haven't tried yet, but it gets a lot of love from the CH posters.

I've also read some good things about Juveniles in the 1st. Not mentioned here much.

about 13 hours ago
macdog in France

Am I achieving my goals? Quick trip to Paris!

Cappuccino addict chiming in here. Coffee has gotten a lot better in Paris. This is a good list of 3rd wave coffee places.
http://parisbymouth.com/our-guide-to-...

about 18 hours ago
macdog in France

Am I achieving my goals? Quick trip to Paris!

Sandwich places sound good. They will be added to my ever growing Paris 2015 notes on my iPhone.

1 day ago
macdog in France

Sunday lunch and dinner still undecided

I agree with SF Carole about suggestions. We have enjoyed Le Mary Celeste and Les Enfants Rouges. If you want more casual, Breizh cafe is great for Breton crepes.

1 day ago
macdog in France

Am I achieving my goals? Quick trip to Paris!

Near the Louvre is Verjus to go. We got sandwiches last year and ate them in the Palais Royal.

1 day ago
macdog in France

Paris, Change of Pace Meals

Thanks, cheese sounds divine. I prefer the cheese to patisserie, if I'm going to overindulge I like savory not sweet.

1 day ago
macdog in France

Paris, Change of Pace Meals

We have eaten there, thinking about making it our first night's dinner in May. We will be 6 and hoping that will not overwhelm the small space.

1 day ago
macdog in France

Paris, Change of Pace Meals

Ah thanks, nice to have some recomendations if we want to have a casual lunch up there.

1 day ago
macdog in France

Sunday lunch and dinner still undecided

http://parisbymouth.com/paris-restaur...

This has a pretty good list of places that are open on Sunday.

Mar 30, 2015
macdog in France

Paris, Change of Pace Meals

Do you have a favorite spot at Marche des Enfants Rouges? I've wandered around but never eaten there. Also, did you get a chance to try MG Road? Indian place in Marais, mentioned up top.

Mar 30, 2015
macdog in France

Paris Food Tour

You might want to make some of the lunches to go (there are lots of good options like crepes, sandwiches etc) and take them to Luxembourg gardens one day and maybe Place des Vosges (both have playgrounds) another. Beautiful places and your 4 year old would love it! Might be good to mix up sit down restaurants with outdoor picnicking...

Last year I had a very good sandwich from Verjus to go and sat in the Palais Royal. Wonderful memory.

Mar 28, 2015
macdog in France
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Tasting menu at Dersou with cocktail pairing

Well, I would argue that many food and drink trends start in Bay Area/LA and work their way east, but I'm Cali-centric that way. ;-). I'm happy for the cocktail craze in Paris, one of my sons prefers cocktails to wine, so in previous years we had to search for his drink of choice. We've enjoyed Mary Celeste in the last few years, he gets his cocktails and we get delicious small plates. Win/win.

Mar 27, 2015
macdog in France
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Tasting menu at Dersou with cocktail pairing

I give out links to John Talbott and Parisbymouth sites all the time on these boards. I think you are fine. Maybe the unusualness of the cocktail pairings made the poster think you had something to do with the restaurant. I have to say that having 5 cocktails with my meal sounds like a chore. The artisanal cocktail thing (eyeroll) in California has been going on for a long time and seems to be sweeping Europe now. My problem would be the sweetness of some of these cocktails paired with food. Just doesn't sound very appetizing. Food does look good, though.

Mar 26, 2015
macdog in France

Moderately-priced London restaurants?

That looks really good. I love Koya, but always up for trying something new.

Mar 24, 2015
macdog in U.K./Ireland

Moderately-priced London restaurants?

That looks really interesting. We are staying at Ace hotel in Shoreditch this May and will be exploring the area. We stayed in Shoreditch and Clerkenwall las t 3 years and really enjoyed the area.

Mar 24, 2015
macdog in U.K./Ireland

Moderately-priced London restaurants?

I think Great Queen street or Anchor and Hope (think same owners) are both moderately priced gastro pubs. We also really like Dishoom, a small plates indian restaurant. There are 2- one in Shoreditch and another in Covent Garden area. Also love Koya (udon noodles) and Barrafina (spanish tapas) in Soho.

Mar 24, 2015
macdog in U.K./Ireland

Paris, Change of Pace Meals

That would be wonderful.

Mar 24, 2015
macdog in France

Paris, Change of Pace Meals

Another spot I have on my radar for our May trip is this Indian place in the 3rd. http://lefooding.com/en/restaurants/r...
Also, we have enjoyed the very eclectic small plates at Le Mary Celeste in the haut Marais.

Mar 24, 2015
macdog in France

"Under the radar" restaurants in the 11th and Haut Marais?

I was going to link to your first review, but this latest one popped up first. Glad you are still enjoying it.

Mar 23, 2015
macdog in France

"Under the radar" restaurants in the 11th and Haut Marais?

Here's John Talbott's review of Les Enfants Rouges-
http://johntalbottsparis.typepad.com/...

Le Taxi Jaune does serve horse, but our party of 5 all had other very delicious entrees. Lots of other choices if you are squeamish about cheval (I am, I'm embarrassed to admit). There's also a review of that restaurant on John Talbott's blog.

Mar 22, 2015
macdog in France

"Under the radar" restaurants in the 11th and Haut Marais?

We enjoyed Les Enfants Rouges last year and big thumbs up for our dinner at Le Taxi Jaune (Parnassien recommendation). They are both in haut Marais.

Mar 22, 2015
macdog in France

Paris, Change of Pace Meals

Are you from the U.S.? I am wondering why you want to eat burgers in Paris? We go over every year and I've eaten asian and italian in Paris, but can't say I've ever hankered for a burger. Maybe if I lived there for an extended period I would miss having one, but not for a short vacation. If you're looking for something different, last year we had good udon noodles at Kunitoraya in the 1st.

Mar 21, 2015
macdog in France

Foodie stop between Paris and Barcelona

We are now staying at the L'Hotel Particulier in Arles, but just for the weekend. Got the direct train from Paris to Arles and will probably just relax and eat. I did see that the market is Saturday morning in Arles so that should be fun. I just reread this thread and marveled once again at how helpful, kind and informative everyone is on this board. We lost one couple (younger son and girlfriend) for the trip, but they will be living in Shanghai for 2 months, so no regrets on their part. I need to start perusing the China boards for them!

Mar 19, 2015
macdog in France

Need to find a restaurant for 10-12 people near the 3rd

Do people pay with multiple credit cards in Paris? That has become very common in US for 2 or 3 cards to be put down and restaurant divides up charges.

Mar 19, 2015
macdog in France

Need to find a restaurant for 10-12 people near the 3rd

Yep, probably one person will pay and we can figure out later. We are used to big bills, mostly everyone lives in expensive Bay Area. What do you think of Terroir Parisian? Food still good?

Mar 17, 2015
macdog in France

Need to find a restaurant for 10-12 people near the 3rd

Thanks for the response, I thought as much. Parnassien also recommended Benoit. I was just on their website and it looks promising. Probably not a place we would go on our own, but atmospheric for some of the party who have never been to Paris.

Mar 17, 2015
macdog in France

Need to find a restaurant for 10-12 people near the 3rd

Ah, I just googled your word, everyone is discretete (low key, friendly) in the group, but, yes, I want to make the getting from the apt to the restaurant as painless as possible. We will all have cocktails and or champagne coursing through us, so not sure if that makes it better or worse. Piroutte does look like a quick shot from the apartment. Is the restaurant ontop of Beaubourg a ripoff?

PS-need to figure out how to do accent marks using my iPad....

Mar 17, 2015
macdog in France

Best place to buy coffee beans on the Peninsula

Back Yard coffee in Redwood City sells Stumptown coffee.

Mar 16, 2015
macdog in San Francisco Bay Area

Need to find a restaurant for 10-12 people near the 3rd

Thanks, good to hear that TP worked well for a large group. I ate there 3 years ago and my memory was that they had space for a larger group. I think it is between TP and Pirouette at this point. Both good choices. Merci!

Mar 16, 2015
macdog in France