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My boyfriend and I will be travelling to Paris in the upcoming weeks. While there, I would like to take him out to a special restaurant to celebrate his birthday. I've made reservations at Taillevent but, after careful consideration, have come to the decision that I just cannot afford it.
I'm considering l'Angle du Faubourg, La Truffiere, Les Bouquinistes or Le Jardin des Cygnes, all relatively the same in terms of price points (70-100 Euro tasting menus). In general, I have read positive reviews of L'Angle du Faubourg; the others all have mixed reviews.

I would be so grateful for any suggestions. It has been a dream of mine for so long to travel to Paris and I want it to be incredibly special.

Thank-you!

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  1. Why don't you consider changing your Taillevent reservation to lunch? The food is every bit as wonderful, as is the service, et al, and the 70 euro lunch is a true delight.

    I have been there for both lunch and dinner, and I really do not feel that lunch is a let-down from dinner, at all.

    L'Angle du Faubourg is excellent, and is owned by M. Vrinat, who owns Taillevent, but it is not a legendary restaurant.