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Jun 6, 2001 07:13 AM

birthday dinner in Paris

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Hello! I want to take my sister to a nice, but not expensive, place for her birthday. I'm thinking around 200FF or so. Any suggestions?

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  1. Helga,

    We highly recommend 'Les Amognes,' Thierry Coue's restaurant in the east side of the city. They offer a "menu-carte," a fixed-priced dinner that allows more choice than the usual tourist formula places. It's about 180ff at dinner. The food revolves around seasonal ingredients, and the preparation is always perfect but not too "constructed." It is the most unpretentious, charming place I'v been to in Paris, and my husband and I always have our first meal of our stay at Les Amognes.
    The address is:
    243, rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, 75011 Paris
    metro: 'Faidherbe-Chaligny'
    phone: 01 43 72 73 05

    n.b. They are closed for dinner on Sundays.

    Good luck!

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      Matthew Amster-Burton

      It would be hard to go wrong with La RĂ©galade, although it's such an obvious recommendation I feel silly making it. I also greatly enjoyed L'Epi Dupin, but that seems to be much more controversial (the food is a little more fussy and the whole place rather tourist oriented).


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      1. re: Matthew Amster-Burton
        Tom Armitage

        You shouldn't feel silly for recommending La Regalade. It's an obvious choice for an obvious reason--the place is simply wonderful beyond belief! Just got back from Paris myself, and the best meal I had there was at La Regalade. I tried to go back for another meal, but couldn't get a reservation. So be sure to reserve well in advance. The place is, deservedly, on everybody's list. I can't think of any reason to go elsewhere, unless you can't get a reservation.

        1. re: Tom Armitage
          Mary Shaposhnik

          Wow, that's a high recommendation -- sounds worth my calling Paris now for a res for next month. Can you give me a sense of the prices? And the approximate location? Thanks.

          1. re: Mary Shaposhnik
            Mary Shaposhnik

            Never mind... found the info.

        2. re: Matthew Amster-Burton

          Regalarde!!!!We loved...supposedly lots of the chefs eat there.

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          Emily McGrath

          I just came back from five amazing days in Paris where I spent my 40th birthday. We had a great pre-birthday dinner for a bunch of my friends at a bistro called Chez Catherine, which is very warm, delicious food, friendly and a great value..I would definitly return. I went to La Regalade for lunch and loved it also. Also friendly, also inexpensive. You can't go wrong with either of those. Have a great time.