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Thoughts on Maison BLanche for a special dinner?

Ok, still searching for a great place for my 40th bday dinner. Am on wait list at Jules Verne but who knows about that so I need a back up. Want to be near ET and Seine to do a walk afterwards (this will be our final night in Paris too). I've looked at the menus online for many of the top places but am not interested in Le Cinq or Guy Savoy. I have short listed Maison Blanche and Maceo. Which would you suggest for a special dinner? Any feedback is welcome! Thank you!

May 30, 2008
KalinkaNYC in France

Restaurant suggestions for 40th bday?

We had a couple recommend La Tour D'argent for a 'special' dinner. Would anyone say "yay" to that? Our last nite in Paris will also be my 40th bday. I did want to go to the Cristal Room but have heard only lukewarm things about it (I don't want to go somewhere with any attitude and I don't want to feel uncomfortable or self-concious for my big celebration). While Alain Ducasse at the Plaza Athenee sounds divine I can't justify paying $1000 for a meal. My bf is cool with the cost of what La Tour will be so if anyone can suggest something else we should consider?

Right now I think we are doing dinner at L'atelier Maitre Albert, Cafe de L'home, and probably Cafe Ombres plus we will be in Montmarte one evening and will just find something there.

Thank you!!

May 27, 2008
KalinkaNYC in France

Anyone been to Cristal Room? Suggestions for 40th bday dinner

Will be in Paris in June for the first time! Our last night in Paris is also my 40th bday so I want to go somewhere special for dinner (not $1000 at le Cinq or AJR). We like hipper places (but with good food) rather than someplace that is maybe for an older crowd. I was looking at Cristal Room but can't find any reviews. has anyone dined there? What are the prices like (for 2 people with wine). Thank you!

May 07, 2008
KalinkaNYC in France