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Specific recommendations for food in Cannes, Nice, Eze

Mirazur in Menton is one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. We are going to be on the Cte D'Azur in late August and it was the first reservation we made.

Aug 16, 2011
kromsky in France

Must Do Foodie Visits in Paris and Throughout France

I would try to stay overnight at Mont St. Michel. When the hordes are gone and especially early in the morning before they arrive, it has a magic that you will find at no other point in the day. I once found myself wandering around almost alone at 6 AM, the only other person on the ramparts being a monk. An unforgettable experience. Mere Poulard used to be good for lodging and eating, but that was years ago. I don't know what is best now. And please, take the advice of others here about Roscoff and the entire "rose coast, " That area leaves St. Malo in the dust. There is also so much if you venture farther West to the heart of Brittany, but perhaps you don't have time for that.

Mar 13, 2011
kromsky in France

Great restaurant in Paris for a birthday celebration.

If I was lucky enough to spend more time in France, I guess I might go to Apicius for the celebratory ambiance. But given how little time we have in Paris, I think I'll pass up any place that has unremarkable food. Your comments have been very helpful.

Mar 13, 2011
kromsky in France

Great restaurant in Paris for a birthday celebration.

Oh, dear, I guess I needn't have wasted so much time trying to get in there. And thank you very much for the Le Cinq information.I think I'll never plan a trip to my beloved France again without going to Chowhoud,

Mar 12, 2011
kromsky in France

Great restaurant in Paris for a birthday celebration.

Apicius has always sounded very interesting to me. I guess your reply indicates that it's not. As for L'Atelier Robouchon, we've never been able to bring ourselves to eat dinner at 6:30, but I guess there is a first time for everything. We've tried 11 PM several times. Once they cut off names on the waiting list at that time, but usually we go quite late. I have never heard of Cafe Cartouche, so I'll research it. That's what I'm looking for--places I haven't heard of before. A friend of mine love Itineraire. Thoughts?

Mar 11, 2011
kromsky in France

Great restaurant in Paris for a birthday celebration.

With your help and the fantastic pictures on Souphie's blog, I've definitely decided on Le Cinq for my birthday. They won' accept reservations until a month before the dinner and for the life of me I can't find a means of reserving online with them, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I've also tried to reserve online for another night with Apicius, but they haven't responded. I actually have never had any luck getting reservations there, so any advice on strategy for doing that. I still have a few dinners to plan (we don't eat big lunches), so advice on other restaurants would be welcome. I've thought of L'Epigramme, Le Gaigne, Jadis, Le Chateaubriand.....I'm looking for a couple of interesting bistro like places and a couple of cutting edge places. Still debating whether to endure another endless wait at L'Atelier Robouchon, but we love it so much, we'll probably opt for that as well

Mar 11, 2011
kromsky in France

Great restaurant in Paris for a birthday celebration.

Thank you! That is very helpful. And since I'm interested in more than this one dinner in Paris, I found your blog very helpful in general. I usually can only go to Paris once a year and it's hard to keep up with what's happening with the restaurants there. I used to consult Gault-Milau quite a lot, but I can't find it in American anymore. But Chowhound is proving to be a more interesting source of information anyway.

Mar 10, 2011
kromsky in France

Great restaurant in Paris for a birthday celebration.

Thanks, I've been doing just that. I think I am coming down on the side of Le Cinq. But I'll probably change my mind several times. So any details about Le Cinq would be helpful. I've seen many comments about lunch there, but not so many about dinner, particularly lately. At some point duing our five days in Paris we will probably go to L'Atelier Robouchon as well, even though the wait the last couple of times we have been there has been pretty horrendous. Any advice about the best days to go there, if there are any best days?

Mar 09, 2011
kromsky in France

Great restaurant in Paris for a birthday celebration.

My husband and I will be celebrating my birthday in Paris in late May, luckily not on a weekend. I'm looking for a celebratory place with exceptional food. I like cutting edge cuisine, but am quite happy with classic cuisine done very well. We've been to L'Ambrosie, which was quite good, but I'm hearing mixed things about it these days. I've thought of Le Cinq, and would be interested in hearing about that. And Apicius, Grand Vefour, Ledoyen, Pierre Gagnaire...Thoughts, other suggestions?

Mar 08, 2011
kromsky in France