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A Parisian restaurant open on Sunday night for a special anniversary

What didn't you like about L'Astrance, Deluca?

Oct 15, 2012
MelbourneDinsdale in France

A Parisian restaurant open on Sunday night for a special anniversary

Hi Deluca. Thanks for your post and good to hear your views. In response to your question re. style of food, I would probably say we tend to prefer light and modern rather than old style French. Hubby likes to try different wines but on the whole we are not big drinkers (happy with a bottle between the two of us, max). I have been following chowhounds' many recommendations, but the Sunday dilemma remains. Look forward to hearing from you.

Oct 15, 2012
MelbourneDinsdale in France

A Parisian restaurant open on Sunday night for a special anniversary

Thanks Jo. That price point sounds sensible. I'm happy to spend up to 150 euros per head for a special meal but I do have real trouble with the notion of paying say 800 euros for a meal, as I've seen some chowhounds mention (that's $1200 Australian). I love food: eating it, reading about it, cooking it, but I think 800 euros is a bridge too far. So, if anyone can bear this in mind when making their suggestions that would be fab. By the way is L'Astrance in that super expensive league?

Oct 14, 2012
MelbourneDinsdale in France

A Parisian restaurant open on Sunday night for a special anniversary

Hi Chowhounds. I'm a newbie to this site and already I'm needing your help.
My husband and I were married in Paris and next June celebrate our 30th anniversary with a return to to that lovely city. We've done a lot of travel in the intervening years but have not been back to Paris. We would like to go somewhere special but not too overblown (we'd prefer not to have to sell our first born to pay for dinner), however our anniversary falls on a Sunday which means 80 percent of establishments will be closed.
We are staying in st germain des pres but don't mind travelling on the metro to go elsewhere. My French is rusty to almost non-existent but am willing to put in the practice. I suppose by that comment I mean I wouldn't want to go anywhere where they were impatient and horrid, yet at the same time don't want to go to a "tourist trap". Please any suggestions? By the way happy to do lunch. Look forward to your replies.

Oct 14, 2012
MelbourneDinsdale in France