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Aug 6, 2008 08:12 PM

Paul Chene in Paris

Has anyone tried Paul Chene before? Seems to get good reviews and it hasn't been mentioned in Chowhound yet.

We're looking for a restaurant in Paris that serves romantic dinners for 2 near Eiffel Tower that doesn't break the bank. I tried to book le clos des gourmets but so far they haven't replied my e-mail yet. I don't speak a word of French, and I'm staying at a cheap hotel so I can't even ask the hotel to make reservations for me. I have to make the reservation by e-mail or online.

Any alternatives if Paul Chene is not worthy as a first dinner in Paris?

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  1. New owner at Paul Chene, plus much higher prix-fixe menu prices; you can do better. Don't look for E-mail responses when restaurants are on vacation, like this month. LCDG is an excellent choice; keep trying.

    1. How much did you plan on spending per person?

      Are you going for lunch or dinner? (most restaurants will have a more reasonable lunch menu)

      I can suggest the following which are not too far from the Eiffel Tower:

      33 rue de Longchamp 75016
      tel: 01 47 04 96 81

      Chez Geraud
      31 rue Vital 75016
      tel: 01 45 20 33 00

      La Table de Joel Robuchon
      16 avenue Bugeaud
      tel: 01 56 28 16 16
      Their lunch menu is very reasonable
      Reservations possible on their website

      52 rue de Longchamp
      tel: 01 56 81 08 80

      Le Violon d'Ingres
      135 rue Saint Dominique

      Just let me know if you'd like me to check if these places have already re-opened.

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      1. re: papillon0970

        Thanks for the suggestion, however I did hear back from Le Clos des Gourmets (finally)! I thought I won't hear back from them, so in the mean time I made a reservation at Bouillon Racine near our hotel. How does the two compares?

        I was thinking we can have dinner at Le Clos des Gourmets and drinks at Bouillon Racine. What do you think?