Hi souphie. Thanks for your answer. Jetlag won't be an issue as our visit to Paris will be by the end of our second week in Europe. The time for dinner will be an issue, as you mentioned. l'Ami Jean sounds very good for lunch. I've never gone but have read rave reviews for quite a long time. I didn't know it is open for lunch. La Rotonde I've seen it MANY times but have never considered it until now. I already revised their menu and it looks quite nice, although I feel much more inclined towards l'Ami Jean. Quick and Macdo are out of the question. We have Macdos here and never go. Au Dernier Métro is new for me. I already Googled it and the prices are excellent. Is it as good as l'Ami Jean? Best Regards and Thank You VERY MUCH for your help. Horacio.
Hi Everybody!! We are planing a trip to Paris with our children. They are 10, 9 and a 2 year old baby. The older ones can behave quite reasonable in a restaurant. The little one can be a hit or miss but I'm sure we will be able to manage the situation quite well. My question is this: Do you think we can take our kids to La Regalade Saint Honore for a very early diner? Do you have any other suggestions for some other Bistros to which we can take the whole family? Obviously we could stick to the more traditionally family oriented restaurants like La Coupole, Leon de Bruxelles....Quick (kidding!), etc. and it would be OK with us, considering we are traveling with children but I don't want to pass on this opportunity. What do you think? I really look forward to a positive feedback!! Horacio.
I read in your profile that you are from Paris. I would be more that delighted to share dinner with you. We have some friends from Paris, they are high level executives at Fauchon and when we go out for diner, I truly enjoy their company because they are very nice people and because my Wife and I are just IN LOVE with France and especially with Paris. (If there is something in the world that screams Paris! is Fauchon). However, and I have to apologize for this, our diner at Guy Savoy is going to be our 10th year wedding anniversary – recent pregnancy diner. Please don’t take it personal. My Wife is working on the schedule with our friends, as soon as I have something in concrete I will contact you to see if we can arrange something.
Thanks for sharing your opinions on the food. I will trust you on the artichoke soup and order something else. Actually I’m going to stop worrying about it. As you said, I’ll see what happens when we are over there and see what they suggest.
I have gone to some of the places you have mentioned. I really like Le Dome / Bistro de Dome for their sole meuniere. We enjoyed huitrerie Regis although I feel it lacks something. I guess I prefer larger, more vivid places. I have heard many good things about La Cagouille, never been there. Perhaps this trip.
Hi everybody. My wife and I really enjoy raw oysters. And nowhere on the whole earth are they better than in Paris. We really like eating huitres in Paris. Oysters and Sancerre. For those of you who know, what restaurant, bistro or brasserie do you recommend? We really enjoy oysters at La Coupole. We like it there because:
-Good prices. -Nice location. -Nice restaurant. -Fruits de mer very fresh. -A lot of choices. -Reasonably good main dishes. -Decent wine. -Lots and lots of different people you can watch. -OK, granted....I wish the service was better.
We have eaten them in many other locations in Paris. And every single location has a great memory.
For those of you who have been at the Guy Savoy Restaurant in Paris, what dishes have you enjoyed the most? I keep reading nothing but excellent things about his artichoke and truffle soup. Also someone mentioned the oysters in aspic.
I just re-read the "tip question was the one to which I answered 0 to 50" and I didn't understand that you were referring to the service. I thought that you were talking about tipping 0-50 Euros to the valet parking. Go figure :-)
If I do like the service, which I don’t see why I wouldn’t, I’ll make sure to leave something behind.
Now I have some questions about the food but that is on a different topic.
THANK YOU very much for your help as you have given me confidence. It means that we will be more relaxed and be able to fully enjoy the evening without worries.
Hi everybody. This is GreenB again. This has been a busy day so far…
In response to what rifbat said: Isn’t out of place to order a plain carafe of water at Guy Savoy?
In response to mdietrich: I just hope we enjoy Guy Savoy as much as you have!!!! Thanks.
And I just have another general question, that I did ask before but I don’t have the figure yet: Besides the service that is included in the total bill, how much do you think it is polite to leave at the table when we leave for an 800 Euros bill? I know that this is a personal matter but we are new to this world and I just don’t know what to do or who to ask. Thanks.
I have few another questions: I know that in France the tip is included in the bill, but it is a custom to leave a small amount if the service was impeccable. How much do you think I should leave on an 800 eruos bill? Do I add it to the credit card slip or just leave the amount over the table when I leave? Do I tip the sommelier, Mr. Eric Mancio? How much do you suggest I should tip the lady at the wardrobe? For the aperitif, do I just call for Mr. Mancio and let him order the aperitif? What do you usually do / order?
As you can see we are new to this world. I want to do things right and not disappoint anybody.
Hi souphie and janniecooks. Thank you very much for your prompt answers.
Now that you both emphasize it so much, I had second thought about the deserts. I will order desert when we go. About the cost of the dinner, well, I already know it is not going to be cheap. I needed the figure because I was working on my budget. Actually an estimate I had before was like 700 Euros, so I was not that mistaken.
This is my first post in this message board. I want to say hi and thank the whole community for your time and help. GreenB.
My Wife and I will be in Paris the last week of May 2008. We already have reservations for Guy Savoy for dinner and it is going to be the very first time we eat at a 3 star restaurant. How much do you think I should expect to pay for dinner? 2 persons, 2 kirs, 1 large bottle of sparkling water, 1 entrée each one, 1 main dish each one, dessert for Her, cheese plate for me and a nice bottle of Burgundy (100 Euros for the bottle perhaps?) Currently I am working on our budget but I’m totally lost on this dinner.