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Cochon Butcher

I am always up for brussels sprouts. Thanks.

Dec 11, 2013
debra1234 in New Orleans

Cochon Butcher

Ah, I understand now! I'll definitely take my chances then. (and likely get the roast beef...totally up my alley!) Thanks

Dec 11, 2013
debra1234 in New Orleans

Cochon Butcher

I am hoping to eat there rather than take out. Am I being unrealistic?!

Dec 10, 2013
debra1234 in New Orleans

Cochon Butcher

Hi New Orleans Chowhounds.

I'm going to be in New Orleans the last week of December and want to go with my 14-year old son to Cochon Butcher. Any strategies for getting in lunch-time on a Fri/Sat/Sun? If I don't get there until 12:30 or 1, will the wait time be unbearable?

Also, what are the foods I shouldn't miss?

Thanks!

Dec 10, 2013
debra1234 in New Orleans

Waiting times for Le Comptoir Pierre Sang on a Sat night

Thanks Busk. I thought I had checked on if they would be open. But no worries, I just made a reservation at Terroir Parisien that night.

Dec 24, 2012
debra1234 in France

Waiting times for Le Comptoir Pierre Sang on a Sat night

Boredough: thanks! I did realize that after I contacted a couple of places.

Dec 22, 2012
debra1234 in France

Waiting times for Le Comptoir Pierre Sang on a Sat night

Thanks Phil and Parnassian, this is helpful I will indeed avoid the 6th. I've tried many, many other places already and either they were closed or I could not get a reservation. Still trying a few more, but planning to keep Pierre Sang in mind as my 'back up".

Dec 21, 2012
debra1234 in France

Waiting times for Le Comptoir Pierre Sang on a Sat night

We are thinking of going to either Le Comptoir (went a couple of years ago and loved) or Pierre Sang (looks amazing) on Saturday, December 30th. Suggestions for each on how early we need to arrive to avoid an extremely long wait? Thanks.

Dec 20, 2012
debra1234 in France

Need 1 More Paris Dinner Place...Modern French

Thanks. Maceo is unfortunately closed. I will look into Les Jalles as I'm not familiar with it.

Dec 20, 2012
debra1234 in France

Need 1 More Paris Dinner Place...Modern French

Hi everyone. So I started out with a too-long list of restaurants for our trip to Paris next week and have now run out of options! Like some of you warned, a fair number of places were closed, and a few we could not get reservations. I'm looking for one last spot, preferably Modern French as I think that is a gap in my current list, for Saturday night, 30 December. Not too pricey and not too stuffy.

Here's what we have so far:

Wed -- Lunch, Garnier; Dinner, PIroutte
Thurs -- Lunch TBD in Upper Marais; dinner Bistro Paul Bert
Fri -- Lunch TBD (cheese likely); dinner Chez Dumonet
Sat -- Lunch (early) at L'Atelier du Joel Robechon

Places that are closed that week or weekend: Septimes, Les Papilles, Frenchie, Table d'Eugene, Roseval, Ze Kitchen, L'Ami Jean; Le Severo

Thanks for any ideas!

Dec 19, 2012
debra1234 in France

Frederic Simonin

Totally understand, John. Although I quite like it -- I do a lot of bar dining in some finer restaurants in NYC.

Dec 17, 2012
debra1234 in France

Sit-down cheese lunch

will definitely look into Chez Virginie. Thanks!

Dec 17, 2012
debra1234 in France

Marais lunch spots

I"m assuming it will NOT be warm. Although last time I was in Paris was in March a couple years back and it was in the 60s and sunny all week, so you never know!

Dec 17, 2012
debra1234 in France

Marais lunch spots

Thanks Parnassien!

Dec 17, 2012
debra1234 in France

Sit-down cheese lunch

I am wondering if anyone can recommend a great cheese shop with some seating for lunch? On our last trip, we discovered (and loved) Fromagerie 31, which had some seating. But when the weather is good, I typically will take my cheese to go for an outdoor picnic. I suspect we won't be able to do this at the end of December! Looking for super casual -- just a great cheese shop with a few tables. We will be staying near Place Vendome, but it does not have to be in our neighborhood.

Thank you.

Dec 17, 2012
debra1234 in France

Frederic Simonin

Thanks, John. So I'm thinking for our one "nicer" meal I should perhaps stick with L'Atelier du Joel Robechon -- we have a lunch reservation there.

Dec 17, 2012
debra1234 in France

Marais lunch spots

Thanks all. I'll look these up for sure. Can I plan to be spontaneous (or sort of, with my list in hand)? Or do I need to make a reservation for lunch on a weekday?

Dec 17, 2012
debra1234 in France

Frederic Simonin

Thanks Ptipois and pammi. I think I'll consider it for lunch instead of dinner.

Dec 17, 2012
debra1234 in France

Marais lunch spots

We will be in Paris the week after next and would like any recommendations for casual lunch spots in the Marais area. I read about a couple of places that sound good (Tartes Kluger, Usagi). Would it be too cold to eat at one of the places at Marche des Enfants Rouges?

Thanks.

Debra

Dec 16, 2012
debra1234 in France

Frederic Simonin

Hi everyone,

We are coming to Paris the week after next and having some trouble booking some of the places that we'd hoped to try (like Spring and Septimes). I'd love some feedback on any recent experiences you've had at Frederic Simonin. Is it outstanding? Stuffy? Also, would you consider it a "heavier" meal? I'm trying to decide if I should plan dinner there one night on the same day when we are having a larger lunch.

Thanks!

Debra

Dec 16, 2012
debra1234 in France

4 Days in Paris and a month worth of restaurants! Please help!

Thanks, ChefJune, Parigi and Jock...I'll move on to other places!

Dec 07, 2012
debra1234 in France

4 Days in Paris and a month worth of restaurants! Please help!

Oh no! Les Papilles was in my top 3 if not #1. I couldn't tell on their website. Thanks Gman.

Dec 06, 2012
debra1234 in France

4 Days in Paris and a month worth of restaurants! Please help!

Thanks, John. Saw your write-up...looked great! Congrats on your new apt.

Dec 02, 2012
debra1234 in France

4 Days in Paris and a month worth of restaurants! Please help!

Thanks, all. Mangeur, I agree I will have to take what I can get in some cases based on places being closed and/or booked. Sola only had availability Thursday at 12:30 (which feels too early for our first full day, but I took it anyway).
Jo, love that I will need "all of my senses" for a meal at Spring. Hope I can get in!
Nancy, great idea to have an apertif at Frenchie followed by dinner (if we can stay awake!).

Dec 02, 2012
debra1234 in France

4 Days in Paris and a month worth of restaurants! Please help!

Thanks, John. While I'm glad to hear I have so many good choices, I have no idea how I will make my final selections! Not a bad problem to have I suppose. I guess some will be decided for me as I will likely not be able to get in everywhere I want anyway.

Do you think I should keep Sola or are those others you suggest better?

I am thinking of laying it out something like this:

Wednesday (aka jet lag day) -- stay near(ish) to hotel
Lunch at Garnier or Spring (if we get in) or Salon du Fromage Hisida
Dinner at Pirouette or Frenchie wine bar or Spring

Thursday
Lunch at Sola
Dinner at Frederic Simonin (thinking of changing this to Septime if we can get in)

Friday
Lunch at Robechon or maybe Jean Francois PIege (a friend just added that one to my list!)
Dinner at Les Papilles

Saturday
Fromagerie 31 (not on my list, but a favorite cheese place our last trip)
Dinner at Bistro Paul Bert

Dec 02, 2012
debra1234 in France

4 Days in Paris and a month worth of restaurants! Please help!

Hi everyone. I've spent the past couple of weeks trying to "narrow" down my list of restaurants for our trip to Paris Dec. 26-30. This site has been fabulous for commentary on specific places and new ideas! We were in Paris a few years ago and loved Le Severo and Le Comptoir the most, but had other good meals as well. I"m hoping you can all help me fine-tune this list.

Thanks so much in advance for your thoughts!

--Debra

A few notes/questions as you look through these:

--We are staying in the 1st, on Rue des Pyramides near the Tuileries
--I'd like to have a mix of more modern French (but not TOO fussy or high science/molecular) and bistro/comfort food.
--Also a light(er) meal or two thrown into the mix for days we do lunch and dinner
--Any thoughts on which places are best for dinner vs. lunch are appreciated
--Very willing to travel for great meals, but would prefer not to do that for every meal
--Need one great steak frites to replace our favorite, Le Severo, which is closed that week
--We would do one higher end meal -- probably for lunch to avoid spending a small fortune -- as long as it's not too precious. Last time we had lunch at L'Astrance and loved it.
--The ones at the top of the list (*) are the ones that stand out the most to me as of now

There are some other places we've tried that are closed that week, like Bistro L'Ami Jean.

*Septime
*Spring
*Bistro Paul Bert (for our steak frites fix)
*Chez Dumonet Josephine
*Les Papilles
Frenchie (thinking of eliminating)
Frederic Simonin
Sola
Verjus
L'Atelier du Joel Robechon (we have been to the one in NYC and really enjoyed it, so part of me thinks it's silly to go to this one. but it seems right up our alley in terms of food and atmosphere for a higher end place)
Table d'Eugene
Roseval
Le Pantruche
Chateaubriand
Restaurant Garnier -- for oysters, maybe our first day since it is not far from our hotel and we'll be tired
Pirouette

Dec 01, 2012
debra1234 in France

Food and restaurant recs for mom-son visit in March

Will definitely look this one up! THanks.

Feb 25, 2012
debra1234 in San Francisco Bay Area

Food and restaurant recs for mom-son visit in March

Thanks Grayelf, sounds like some great places!

Feb 25, 2012
debra1234 in San Francisco Bay Area

Food and restaurant recs for mom-son visit in March

I am visiting from NYC for 5 days in late March with my 12 year old son. We are staying at the W downtown. I've been to San Fran many times, but only once in recent years. My son has never been. We both love good food and are pretty adventurous, but don't want anything too fussy.

Also need places that we can get to by foot/cab/public transportation, as we won't have a car.

The only musts on my list so far are The Slanted Door (one of my faces) and The Ferry Building. Would like a great Chinese meal and any interesting Japanese (not necessarily sushi, which we do very well with in NYC).

Looking for the following recommendations:

Great coffee/casual breakfast near hotel
Only in San Francisco types of places for lunch or dinner
One special meal (but again, not too stuffy)
Food tours

Thanks in advance for your ideas!

Debra

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Slanted Door
Ferry Slip, San Francisco, CA 94111

Feb 19, 2012
debra1234 in San Francisco Bay Area

Group dinner in Miami in March

Thanks Blind Mind...I'll take a look!

Jan 30, 2012
debra1234 in Miami - Fort Lauderdale