Paris: romance for under 100€/person
- Gee Mar 29, 2008 05:56 PM
My fiancee and I are traveling to Paris in ten days for a week. She's never been, doesn't eat meat or poultry, has at most a single glass of wine with a meal.
I've already make a couple rezzies, at l'Ami Jean and la Ferrandaise, may try La Cagouille.
But--a kind family member wants to treat us to a nice dinner (not lunch), with a 100€/person limit all inclusive--ideally less. We need a venue. We'd like: something more on the traditional side; someplace sure to have good fish on the menu (one of us doesn't eat meat or poultry); preferably someplace we're not too stuffed in to our table (not that there's anthing wrong with that!); and if it's old and beautiful, so much the better. It doesn't have to be in the center. Although I've gotten up to speed with many of the recent recs on this board, I'm less clear on prices at many of the mid-level (one star?) places.
Suggestions, O wise 'hounds?
Food is only correct but setting is spectacular at la Maison de l'Amerique Latine, two huge mansions on the bd Saint Germains including a hidden park, where you can eat now (they have braseiros if needed). Now 100 eur offers you big splurge in a (good) regular place or regular meal in a slightly better place. Given your low wine needs for instance, Senderens meets your budget. It is exceptional food, room between the tables, historical places, and central. There are some exciting Italian places like I Golosi in the 9th or even more Chez Vincent, now inside the Park of the Buttes Chaumont in the 19th. Petrossians also is very special, with his three sides window room by the bd de la Tour Maubourg. Across the street, Il Vino has a 100 eur menu including wines -- but that's with three different glasses of wine, so not what you're asking for. Ze Kitchen Galerie is right in your budget, fusion food and good wines, a major chef of today. It is more hype than romance. check www.baths.fr for another idea that could match your demands. La Braisiere in the 17th is a little restaurant, quite romantic, one star. La Table Lauriston in the 16th.
Did I mention l'Angle du faubourg? It is like 80eur per person+wine (and they have cool ones, being the Taillevent bistrot). There's also le Restaurant in the 6th, brand new, just got one star, amazing "neo-baroque" setting from designer Jacques Garcia. And if you don't mind a huge modern hotel, the restaurant Montparnasse'25 (in Le Méridien Montparnasse) facing the station has not only great wine and food, but one of the best cheese trays in town, and a very sophisticated setting reminiscent of the 20s (the art) and the 70s (the architecture).