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Comptoir du Relais- Paris Restaurants

Josephine Chez Dumonet doesn't fair very well according to the Z comment board( touristy, rude rushed service). However after reading the posts here most posters love the place.

Sep 25, 2010
skypilot in France

Comptoir du Relais- Paris Restaurants

I'll be in Paris in October. What are my chances of getting a table at Comptoir du Relais. I'll be there on a Wed,Thurs and Friday.I understand they don't take reservations so what day, lunch or dinner and at what time(hour) is best to walk-in?

Some of the other restaurants on my short list, comments and suggestions welcome. Thanks.

Les Papillies
Le Regalade(St Honore)
Aux Lyonnais
L'ami Chez Jean
Bistro Paul Bert
Chez Dumonet

Reservations - is 2 weeks ahead enough time?

Sep 23, 2010
skypilot in France

Lunch near Bryant Park for 6 people

Koi in the Bryant Park Hotel

Jul 01, 2009
skypilot in Manhattan

FINE LUNCH DINING in MANHATTAN?

Nougatine at Jean Georges. Excellent! Three Courses for 24 bucks. Best deal in town.

Jun 29, 2009
skypilot in Manhattan

DBGB Experience

I had a lunch reservation last Saturday and left before I ordered. Upon arriving at DBGB, what I first noticed was that it does not seem to fit into it's Bowery digs.Its facade and storefront does not seem inviting, instead corporate. But it didn't matter because I had great experiences at Bar Boulud and DB Bistro Moderne. I arrived for my 1:00 pm 15 minutes early but it didn't seem to matter since the restaurant was nearly empty except for a few seated booths. I asked the hostess when greeted if we could also have a booth and after asking another women at the desk and talking about which table to seat us agreed and she led us into the dinning area. The hostess led us to the last table near the entrance and exit for the wait staff so I asked if we could have the booth before it or another of the many empty booths. She seemed to balk saying that was she was told to seat at the assigned booth but said it probably was ok. We sat at the booth and were given menus, water was poured and I was looking forward to my meal when I was abruptly approached at the booth by the other women who greeted us and she told me that we couldn't seat at the table. I was shocked. I replied that there were many tables available including booths and that I was confused. She was not friendly but very stern and said that the table was reserved. i asked her if she was asking me to move and she said yes and we would have to return to the table she had selected. What! I asked her for her name and she replied Therese. I again said I did not understand what the big deal was about and that all we wanted was for her to accommodate our request. She held her ground and I was humiliated. At that point I decided to leave which did not seem to bother the manager, hostess or whatever her position. Instead I went down the block and went to Freemans which was busy,friendly and yummy. DBGB may be new but it should treat all it's customer as guests who matter especially in bad economic times. I predict a very short tenure for DBGB.

Jun 29, 2009
skypilot in Manhattan

Need Late Night Help...

Bagatelle
dell anima
Minetta Tavern
Buddakan
Balthazar
MacaoTrading Co
Nobu 57

Jun 18, 2009
skypilot in Manhattan

What restaurant am I missing?

Add Sepia to your list

Apr 15, 2009
skypilot in Chicago Area

Province, Eve, Aigre Doux or Graham Elliot

Sorry for the confusion, I'm spending next(the) weekend in Chicago. And by checking Opentable most of all the mentioned still have many openings.

Mar 12, 2009
skypilot in Chicago Area

Province, Eve, Aigre Doux or Graham Elliot

Spending the weekend in Chicago. Already booked at Alinea on Friday, need help picking a restaurant for Sat lunch and Sat dinner. Was thinking Province, Aigre Doux, Graham Elliot for Sat night. We've already eaten at Sepia, Moto, Blackbird, mk......loved them all. Please help me decide.All suggestions welcome.

Mar 12, 2009
skypilot in Chicago Area

Drinks after Babbo

The Otherroom sounds great. I'm interested in more about the lounge/bar

Feb 26, 2009
skypilot in Manhattan

Employees Only

What's Employees Only like on a weekend night At 11:00p.m.? Is it more of a bar or a restaurant?

Feb 19, 2009
skypilot in Manhattan

Perry Street

Any recent dinner comments.

Feb 02, 2009
skypilot in Manhattan

Trendy/Cozy Date for 25 year olds - newly dating!

Public

Jan 30, 2009
skypilot in Manhattan

dell'anima late night

What
's dell'anima like on a weekend night at 11:00 pm? Is it still busy? I like restaurants that still have energy late night. Any other suggestions

Jan 21, 2009
skypilot in Manhattan

Gilt

i have not been to gilt, instead you may want to check out perry st . i think gilt has recently changed chefs?

Oct 14, 2008
skypilot in Manhattan

restaurant help

Need help finding a restaurant that serves serious food, has a nice design and a lively crowd. Similar to some of the restaurants I've visited: Perry St,. Gramercy Tavern, Eleven Madison Park, Town, craft, Public, A Voce etc.. Location and price don't matter. Do not want to wear a jacket or have to whisper, nothing stuffy. Any new restaurant suggestions ? I'm also in need of a post theater restaurant that serves late, Don't mind going downtown. Something fun. How about Schillers, Delicatessen, or Megu ?Already been to Buddakan, Balthazar , Stanton Social and Double Crown.

Oct 07, 2008
skypilot in Manhattan

Post Theatre Recommendations Needed

I am also interested to find restaurants that fit your description and would like to hear from others with suggestions. Some to consider:
Buddakan
Delicatessen
Nobu 57
Tao
Balthazar
Suba
Double Crown
Schillers
Spice Market
Pastis

Sep 29, 2008
skypilot in Manhattan

friday lunch

need a last minute lunch suggestion, any part of town, as long as bustling with good food

Sep 23, 2008
skypilot in Manhattan

Double Crown

Anyone? How's the food, drinks, atmosphere and crowd?

Sep 16, 2008
skypilot in Manhattan

Cocktails in Manhattan [Moved from Spirits board]

What's the door policy? Do you need reservations, do all accept walk ins, velvet rope etc,,,,, What is the best times to go - earlier or late? Are most open very late past 1 or 2. If so , is it crowded at that time?

Aug 30, 2008
skypilot in Manhattan

best food in prague

Help choose.Three nights.
Kampa Park
Pravda
La Degustation
Bellevue
Barrock
Maze

Also, which would be best for lunch

May 20, 2008
skypilot in Europe

berlin(new)

Please comment or review these choices

Maxwell
Vau
Hartmans
Margaux
Schneeweis
Horvath
Monsieur Vuong
Schwarzewben

Need help in picking 4 nights. Two of these nights will be spent with 2 other couples.

May 04, 2008
skypilot in International Archive

alinea or moto

Thanks for the great replies. I forgot to mention that I've been to Blackbird and mk and loved both. I loved the buzz at Blackbird, is Moto or Alinea more suited to my tast? I'd rather not have to wear a jacket, seems to conotate stuffy. For my other night thinking: Sepia, one sixtyblue, maybe North Pond?
Again other suggestions welcome. Lunch/brunch on sat does not need to be top table. Seeing that I don't like empty dinning rooms, I'd prefer a popular and busy choice that serves good food. Maybe outdoor seating since it will be early May.

Mar 31, 2008
skypilot in Chicago Area

alinea or moto

Help me decide between moto or alinea. Love great food, great service and great design/interior, Please update the condition of both highly praised restaurants. I've read men need jackets at alinea? Does anybody think alinea or moto have slipped? I will be in town for two additional days/nights, any other suggestions. How about a great spot for Sat. lunch?

Mar 28, 2008
skypilot in Chicago Area

Socialista

Has anyone been to Cafe Socialista to eat. What is it like late night? Does the restaurant(cafe) get a crowd or is it just a lounge.

Oct 23, 2007
skypilot in Manhattan

late night dining/drinks

Need another late night restaurant for after the theater. We have been to Buddakan, Stanton Social and Balthazar. All of them were lot's of fun. What about; Nobu 57, Megu, Allen&Delancey, Cafe Soicialista or any other suggestions? Any location or price.

Oct 20, 2007
skypilot in Manhattan

A restaurant for an architect...?

Most mentioned I would agree with: Perry St, Town, Eleven Madison, The Modern, Public.
Add Spice Market and Buddakan. Buddakan is dramatic. The Grand Hall with its communal table is amazing. I keep seeing Grayz pop up on the board. Is it a late night place?

Oct 17, 2007
skypilot in Manhattan

DB Bistro Moderne Lunch

Is DB Bistro a good choice for Fri or Sat Lunch? Which dinning room is a better experience?Any other suggestions for lunch. We like great food, busy atmosphere and not stuffy. Money or location are not an issue.

Oct 07, 2007
skypilot in Manhattan

Help - I need a "cool" spot for dinner tonight

Public

Jun 14, 2007
skypilot in Manhattan

Perry Street

I recently had a great meal at Perry Street. The atmosphere is wonderful, service freindly, and the food was excellent. It is one of my favorite spots. You will be happy.

Jun 13, 2007
skypilot in Manhattan