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What to do? Two vegetarians and 4 foodies really wanting great french food?

katesalter May 30, 2007 08:16 AM

Will be in Paris and we have a problem, I have been looking forward to fois gras, marrow, cassoulet, confit de canard. Looking into restaurant recommendations for our big dinner out next wednesday and I just realized I have two vegetarian (no fish) friends with me.

What should I do? Is there a really good classic french restaurant in Paris that also serves vegetarian food?

They eat dairy, eggs, and all other things, just no fish or meat.

Thank you for your help.


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    katesalter RE: katesalter May 30, 2007 08:25 AM

    After reading a few other posts we are thinking about Maceo. My only concern is that it is the sister restaurant to Willi's Wine Bar and correct me if I am wrong but it sounds like this is the tourist area and that these two places are run by British people?
    Nothing wrong with British people who can cook, I just want to make sure we get a truly wonderful meal.

    THanks again, Kate

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      jpcat RE: katesalter May 30, 2007 08:30 AM

      I highly recommend Maceo's. We ate there a few nights ago (one veggie, one not) and loved it. In the evening, this is a fairly quiet area in the 1st. Enjoy!

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        ChefJune RE: katesalter May 30, 2007 11:02 AM

        The owners are Brits, but the cooks are not! Maceo has delicious food, both vegetarian and otherwise, and is a place where I look forward to dining whenever I am in Paris. If you have a celebration, let them know. They prepare great "celebration desserts!"

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          PhilD RE: ChefJune May 30, 2007 01:52 PM

          ....and both have been going for a long time. Willis has quite a lot of tourists, however Maceo has a lot of locals and the food is classically French - check their website for menus.

          Maceo is very stylish, and a favorite with the fashion industry, therefore the English speakers are in Paris often on business not as tourists. A subtle but often telling difference.

          It is great for a celebration - you will enjoy yourselves.

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