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Apr 12, 2008 05:54 AM

No tables at Jules Verne, alternative lunch?

We waited too long to nab a lunch reservation for Jules Verne and some of our group are very disappointed. They viewed this as a 'once in a lifetime' experience. True, but I would imagine there are other incredible restaurants that would make a group of nine ladies feel just as special.

Can anyone give me a suggestion for a 'plan B', where the experience would be nearly as wonderful?

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  1. In case you're looking for a place with a view, you can always look into 'Le Ciel de Paris' on top of the Montparnasse Tower from which you can actually see the Eiffel Tower and most of the city. Reservation a must, but easier to get in compared to JV.

    1. Many possible B plans :o)))

      In the same level of restaurants and budget, i would consider :

      - L'Astrance (lunch menu priced at 75 euros) but booking a table there is difficult too
      - Les Ambassadeurs : lunch menu priced at 80 euros
      - Pierre Gagnaire (lunch menu priced at 105 euros, possibility too book a private dining room for 8 to 16 persons, with a great view on the kitchen :o) - easily bookable
      - Le Meurice : lunch menu priced at 90 euros, top 3* experience, but tricky also to have a table certainly for nine ppl
      - Les Elysees : 64 euros for the lunch menu (but it is under discussion that the current chef would leave and join Le Cinq, not sure it's the best timing to go there)
      - Guy Savoy : internet offer at 100 euros (only bookable on their website), they can easily accept small groups in private dining room as well.

      I've visited a couple of those, you can find some pictures and reviews on my blog ( in french, but with a good translator, you should get what you're looking for :o



      1. What about Altitude 95? Also in the Eiffel tower but not as expensive and fancy shmancy as Jules Vernes.