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Jul 17, 2007 12:59 PM

9 Nights in Paris

My husband and I will be in Paris during the latter half of September after visiting the Dordogne area. We will be staying in the 7th. So far, we have 12 restaurants on our list and need some help narrowing it down. Here is what we have so far:

L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
Au Bon Accueil
Au Petit Tonneau
Cafe Constant
Cigale Recamier
Chez l'Ami Jean
Los Clos des Gourmets
Les Fables de lat Fonatine
Le Florimond
La Fontaine de Mars
Le Petite Troquet

As you can see, all of our picks are located in the 7th. It just seemed that there were so many good possibilites in the 7th, we might as well concentrate on those while we are staying in that area. Next time we will probably stay in a different section of Paris.

So, what do you think of these choices? Is there enough variety or are some of these too similar? (We want a varied experience.) Which do you think we should knock off our list to get down to 9? Which are absolute "keepers" on the list? Anything else that belongs on the list?

Any other thoughts/comments will certainly be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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  1. We have enjoyed the first 3 on your list. Robuchon with its dramatic decor and counter seating and small plates is a don't miss in my book. We usually go for lunch and taste ourselves to giddiness .nearly across the street is Pierre Gagnaire's Gaya which we stumbled upon one hungry day and loved a lunch of sole meunierre. Au Bon Accueil is one of our all time favorites. wonderful bistrot food in an elegant quiet atmosphere , reasonable prices and it still takes my breathe away when you emerge from dinner and the Tower is right there for you. AHHHH Au Petite Tonneau ! Madam Ginney and her cat ( often stuffed in a cupboard) and her way with eggs and mushrooms. No pretension here . A true neighborhood gem that you must try if just for the experience BUT almost next door is Les Ormes ( one star I think) a lovely dinner spot ..a bit pricier the Bon Accueil but again a completely different experience with a small menu and a more formal feel. Bon Appetit ! I am jealous and miss Paris