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May 30, 2008 08:55 AM

Thoughts on Maison BLanche for a special dinner?

Ok, still searching for a great place for my 40th bday dinner. Am on wait list at Jules Verne but who knows about that so I need a back up. Want to be near ET and Seine to do a walk afterwards (this will be our final night in Paris too). I've looked at the menus online for many of the top places but am not interested in Le Cinq or Guy Savoy. I have short listed Maison Blanche and Maceo. Which would you suggest for a special dinner? Any feedback is welcome! Thank you!

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  1. Vin sur Vin is a half block from the Tour Eiffel; it has a one star rating. A tiny place with maybe eight tables; like dining in a private residence. Nothing like it in NYC.

    1. Is Jules Vernes worth it? The venue is spectacular, but is the food?

      1. I've heard very mixed things about Maison Blanche, although it would be hard to beat the view.

        If you're looking for a view of the Eiffel Tower, the restaurant at the Quai Branly museum, Les Ombres probably is the next best thing to actually sitting in the Tower itself. I've never been, so I can't vouch for the food, perhaps others can?

        What about Les fables de la fontaine or Violin d'Ingres, the Christian Constant restaurants on the rue Saint Dominique. They are both excellent and just a stone's throw from the back side of the Eiffel Tower. You won't have a view, but the decor at both restaurants is lovely.

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        1. re: stefaniem

          I would avoid Les Ombres, we ate there a few weeks ago. Great view, but poor food and service and quite expensive especially for the quality.

        2. We ate at Maison Blanche after our wedding and it was good but not memorable (except the view). Jules Verne was very good and so was the view but that was before the new chef took over. Guy Savoy was great but very spendy ($1200). Maybe try the guy savoy 100 euro lunch menu?