Restaurant Jean etcetera
Hello Francophonic Hounds-
Heading to Alsace, Bugundy, and Paris shortly.
Has anyone been to Restaurant Jean on rue St. Lazare in the 9th?
Also I have reservations at Auberge de l'Ill in Alsace, which, the dollar being what it is, will probably take the place of a top-flight meal in Paris. A worthwhile trade-off? Anyone know the latest prices?
Lastly, not much on the boards about Taillevent's little sister, L'Angle du Faubourg, thoughts?
All three great restaurants. L'Auberge de l'Ill is one of the last traditional-like top restaurants, and not that expensive by three star standards. Count 150+wine, tasting menu is 142. Some pics here: http://www.auberge-de-l-ill.com/V2/in...
Jean is one of the great "simple" restaurants in town. Haven't been lately but only heard good reports. L'Angle du Faubourg is, in my opinion, better value than Taillevent. It has great wines and very decent food (though no historical setting and that way to impersonate a traditional high end meal, of course). So they're all good choices. But "affordable" great three star restaurants are better value than those one stars. Dinner at Jean or l'Angle is ca 70+wines -- imo, a meal at l'Auberge de l'Ill is definitely worth one at Jean + one at l'Angle.
We are going to have the same itinerary as you....Paris, Alsace and Burgundy for about 12 days next Spring.
Just wondering how your meal was at L'Auberge de l'Ill? I would love to dine there, but don't know if I want to pay the big bucks? I would love a review from you.