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Mar 24, 2007 05:05 PM

Tell me about my Paris Rest. Selections......

First time to Paris, I've narrowed down selections for three nights of dining (hopefully I can get reservations - btw, what is the best way to do that? Can hotel do in advance?) Please tell me what you think, if any are too "similar" or any recent reviews?
Thank you in advance.

Les Papilles
Le Comptoir
Le Ferrandaise
Les Bouquinistes for Lunch (it was between this or Atelier Matire Albert)

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  1. I have only been to Le Comptoir for lunch and it was great, arrived about 1215 and was in first seating, sat with two residents of Paris who raved about everything on the carté.
    Lunch is first come first serve no reservations so if you can't get in for dinner definitely go for lunch.

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    1. re: JimD

      Best way to secure reservations is to email or phone your hotel with the phone numbers and the date and time you wish to go to dinner. They will be happy to handle it for you.

      1. re: kittykatkid

        I just discovered Les Papilles on my last trip to Paris. It's wonderful! Know ahead of time though that you don't choose what you order. You get a set "menu du jour." The four course menu (for under 30 euros) will definitely have me back the next time I'm in town.

        1. re: froggy04

          I was just in Paris and, of all my meals, Les Bouquinistes was my least favorite. Very trendy setting and decor but the food just didn't have that love that makes a restaurant really stand out. We ended up trying Aux Fils des Saisons (recommended on this board) and were so blown away by it that we went back the next night. Amazing food!