birthday dinner in Paris
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?
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
phone: 01 43 72 73 05
n.b. They are closed for dinner on Sundays.
re: Matthew Amster-Burton
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.
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.