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Need help whittling down Paris options for a moderately priced meal or two

In another post I recommended Le Petit Bordelais at 22 rue Surcouf, just a block or so from Chez l'Ami Jean. Not quite two years old, the restaurant is quiet and lovely. We had a meal for 95 euros, total. Very attentive staff and the chef came out to talk to us before we left. I had the tasting menu for 45 euros and husband's 3 course prix fixe meal was 30 or 35 euros. A very pleasant evening with wonderful food.

Oct 18, 2009
dockside in France

Paris- Restaurant recommendations in Saint Germain des Pres

My husband and I ate at Le Petit Bordelais at 22 rue Surcouf in the 7th in May. The chef received a Michelin star at his former restaurant. The two of us ate for 95 euros, including a glass of wine for me. His prix fixe meal was 30 euros and mine was a tasting menu (wonderful) for 45 euros. The chef came out to talk to us before we left and the evening was great. Highly recommend it.

Oct 18, 2009
dockside in France

Wonderful food, great value in Paris

We just returned from four weeks in France. On a recommendation of my daughter's friend, we booked a table at Le Petit Bordelais, 22 rue Surcouf, in Paris' 7th district. I had the 45 euro menu degustation and it was wonderful. First course was fois gras, second course was bar with taglitele and a delicious sauce, third course was a veal scallop with some lovely little vegetables, fourth was cheese and lightly dressed lettuce, and the last course was a wonderful millefuilles. My husband had a 33 euro menu which was mushrooms ala greque, a beef "stew" with noodles and green apple sorbet. He said every bite was delicious.

The restaurant has been in business about 18 months. The owner/chef, Phillipe Pentecote, won a Michelin star in the restaurant where he cooked before opening his own place. It was quiet and elegant. The staff was very attentive and Mr. Pentecote came out to talk with us before leaving. I highly recommend this restaurant.

It was a choice between Le Petit Bordelaise and L'Ami Jean (we were in a B&B in the same building as Le Petit Bordelaise (pure coincidence) and L'Ami Jean was just a couple of blocks away. I think we made the right choice for a relaxing, elegant meal that was delicious and worth every penny.

Here's the webiste: http://lepetitbordelais.abemadi.com/f...

It has photos of the millefouille and the fois gras.

Jun 11, 2009
dockside in France

Brigtsen's - Good, but....

I've been to Brightsen's twice. The first time, the butter was "off" having sat too long in the fridge and picked up flavors. Also, a couple, regulars apparently, were seated on the other side of the porch wall and he talked, loudly, on his cell phone the entire meal. So, wasn't impressed but decided to give them another try the next visit to NOLA.

The next visit, I had the seafood platter. Good, but not anything better than what I've had other places. Have had more spectacular meals elsewhere. So, we won't be going back - too many other places to try.

Apr 22, 2008
dockside in New Orleans

Good eats by the airport?

Thanks. They all sound good.

Apr 04, 2007
dockside in New Orleans

Good eats by the airport?

We will be arriving on May 4 about 6 p.m. and driving to Slidell. Had planned to stop for something at Crabby Jacks but found out it only serves lunch. Does anyone have any recommendations near the airport? I remember reading about one place a couple of years ago that served oysters (hubby won't eat them but I like them). So, in addition to oysters, it would have to have something else on the menu. Thanks.

Apr 03, 2007
dockside in New Orleans