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

Just FYI, sadly Les Chouettes turned us down. So back to the drawing board.

about 1 hour ago
macdog in France

First night at Pramil?

Thanks John. I may change to Les Enfants Rouge. I'm worried that Pramil has very high rating on Trip Advisor and maybe quality has gone down. For traditional bistro, you prefer Chez Georges over Chez Denise, correct?

about 1 hour ago
macdog in France

First night at Pramil?

I reserved at Pramil for our first night in Paris for 6 of us. I want something fairly close to where we are staying since 4 of us will be flying in from California. Not much info on the restaurant, but had read some positive reviews on CH posts. Made the mistake of looking online and saw some not so positive reviews. Our other choices would be Les Enfants Rouges or Le Taxi Jaune. Any current feedback on Pramil?

about 16 hours ago
macdog in France

First Trip to London coming up - recommendations appreciated.

Really like Dishoom for your spicy meal. Barrafina is great for tapas, Koya for Udon noodles, Great Queen for gastro pub or 10 Greek street for modern European.

Apr 22, 2015
macdog in U.K./Ireland

Central coast seafood. Santa Barbara to Paso Robles on a budget.

Check out Corazon for Sunday lunch in SB. It's a pop up that is in the 3 Pickles deli restaurant (126 East Canon Perdido) and the food is fabulous. Lots of fresh fish items-usually a couple of different fish tacos and ceviche tostado's. It's really tasty and you can get the best Cappucino in town next door at Handlebar's when you've finished your lunch.

Apr 21, 2015
macdog in California

Bakeries, Pastry, Bars and more!

Here's a good list of 3rd wave coffee places in Paris. In haut Marais, we have enjoyed Broken Arm and Loustic.
http://parisbymouth.com/our-guide-to-...

Apr 21, 2015
macdog in France

Trip Advisor top 30 restaurants in Paris

Yelp can be more reliable in the States. Haven't really ever looked at it for Europe.

When we lived in Paris in the 70's we used Let's Go Europe for cheap and reliable student kind of restaurants. Loved Chartier and some Vietnamese and Moroccan places in the 5th. Maybe TA is what students and backpackers use for info although I think I would go to Lonely Planet before TA.

Apr 20, 2015
macdog in France

London with six year old

Probably getting their 15-20 minutes before would work on a week night. Might be more packed on weekends. We also love Koya, a few doors down. They have wonderful Udon noodles.

Apr 20, 2015
macdog in U.K./Ireland

Trip Advisor top 30 restaurants in Paris

Here's Zagat's top restaurants-
https://www.zagat.com/paris#filter/ve...

Looks like a better list although top 10 are very high priced except for Pramil.

Apr 20, 2015
macdog in France

Blue Bottle swallows up Tartine.

I'm feeling more charitable towards blue bottle since they opened up in Palo Alto and finally brought some decent Cappucino to the area. I haven't bothered with Tartine Bakery for awhile, but the coffee wasn't very good. So maybe a win.

Apr 20, 2015
macdog in San Francisco Bay Area

Chowdown Lunch Report: Farewell to Capp's Corner in SF's North Beach

That's a great report and a sad one. Do you know why they closed? No customers or high rents? I had lunch at Tadich grill last month and it was comforting to see how unchanged it was. SF does still have some longtime establishments and that's a good thing!

Apr 19, 2015
macdog in San Francisco Bay Area

Jardin des Plumes, Giverny -- tranquility after the crowds in Monet's Gardens

In California, we would get an Uber for the return trip. Not sure if they've made it to the outskirts of Paris.

Apr 17, 2015
macdog in France

Paris A to Z. Four new places - A Noste, Le BAT, Ellsworth, Zebulon

In California they are everywhere. I've had pork belly ramen with Brussels sprouts, Brussels sprouts in chili honey at an Indonesian hipster place and roasted garlic and pancetta Brussel sprouts in SF in just the last month.

Apr 15, 2015
macdog in France

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

John Talbott always recommends Chez Georges on rue du Mail in the same breath as chez Denise. Maybe is roomier? We are also putting together a party of 10 for a Monday night. Benoit in the 4th was also recommended by Parnassian. Another spot might be Paul Bert in the 11th. We've narrowed down to Terroir Parisian or Les Chouettes.

Apr 15, 2015
macdog in France

Paris Trip: Too much of the same?

Sounds like the Verjus couple have a new restaurant, Ellsworth, that sounds delicious. Good review of it on another post by Jock. Might be a change from other places since they serve small plates.

Apr 15, 2015
macdog in France

Paris A to Z. Four new places - A Noste, Le BAT, Ellsworth, Zebulon

Ellsworth sounds delicious. Is it a big room? I'm on the lookout for places this May where 6 people don't overwhelm restaurant. Been reading good things about Juveniles.

Apr 15, 2015
macdog in France

Coffeehouses in Milpitas?

Only decent place I know of is Barefoot Roasting in Campbell.

Apr 15, 2015
macdog in San Francisco Bay Area

London with six year old

If you get to Barrafinas before they open you can get first seating for lunch or dinner. Great tapas and it does remind me of Cal Pep!

We also love Dishoom (Shoreditch branch) and Borough Market is fun for eating lunch one day. Also love the Victoria and Albert museum and your daughter might enjoy some of the fashion and jewelry design sections. Their cafe is one of the most beautiful interiors in London.

Apr 14, 2015
macdog in U.K./Ireland

Thoughts on best cocktail bars in Paris?

Go for it! It's a great spot. I've already reserved for a Sunday night in May for our trip. Food is really good.

Apr 13, 2015
macdog in France

Trip Report- A week in March

Great trip report. Thanks so much!

Apr 13, 2015
macdog in France

Trip Report (was Another Paris planning post)

What a wonderful and charming trip report. Thank you so much for your feedback on all those wonderful restaurants. We will be going to a few of them this May, so great to get feedback. Also love to see good art and eat well!

Apr 11, 2015
macdog in France

Return visit to London (researched!!)

Also go to the France CH boards. They have an amazing group of posters who give great advice about restaurants in Paris. My spots for our May trip are Les Enfants Rouge, Les Chouette, Le Mary Celeste, Chez Denise, Pirouette, Terroir Parisian and Breizh cafe for crepes.

in London we will be going to Dishoom, Koya, Barrafina, Borough market, and 10 Hoxton Square.

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

A short list of Parisian establishments - any feedback??

Not familiar with any of those, but we are going to Chez Denise this May after reading many recomendations from CH posters.

Apr 09, 2015
macdog in France

Barcelona-best area to stay in for restaurants

Parigi, what's your favorite places in Barcelona? I've gotten lots of good advice from you on the Paris boards. We are staying at Fuster apartment on C/Valencia. Stayed in Born all our other visits, so not as familiar with that district.

Apr 07, 2015
macdog in Spain/Portugal

Traveling to Paris with child, and question about Frenchie

Chez Marianne (next to L'as) has a nicer sit down restaurant and I think Fallafels are just as good as L'as. Breizh cafe is also a good choice for a sit down dinner, but not sure if you can eat earlier than 7:30.

Apr 06, 2015
macdog in France

Thoughts on best cocktail bars in Paris?

http://parisbymouth.com/our-guide-to-...

We've enjoyed Le Mary Celeste in haut Marais. Also, has great small plates.

Apr 06, 2015
macdog in France

April 2015 trip report

Great visit so far. Have been reading good things about Juveniles. It's on my list for our May trip. And so is Angela's!

Apr 06, 2015
macdog in France

Paris Dinner and Focus on Wine

This place in the haut Marais is getting some love from CH. Interior looks really interesting.

http://www.restaurant-les-chouettes-p...

You could go to Le Mary Celeste for cocktails before or after.

Apr 02, 2015
macdog in France

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

Also, Le Fooding app might be a good purchase. Has lots of information on new restaurants and you can use if you are in an unfamiliar part of the city.

Apr 02, 2015
macdog in France

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

Yes, they go to a place in Boyle heights for Mexican that they love plus Guerrilla taco truck every week at blue bottle. He's going to be depressed...

Apr 02, 2015
macdog in France