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Nov 30, 2008 11:15 PM

Fun dinner group of 8 women in Paris

Going for the sales in January. Looking for something fun for dinner on the right bank, in terms of a bistro. Like to keep it to 50 euros per person. Also, looking for a great brasserie walking distance from the place de la madeline for our first night. Similar budget

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    1. re: Dodo

      Also check out www.lesouffle.fr; the three course souffle special will be memorable. It is just a few steps from L'Ardoise.

        1. re: ellenesk

          La Rontonde (Souphie's favorite brasserie); Balzar, my favorite brasserie, and not for the food, is too small to handle a group of eight.

          1. re: ellenesk

            Left bank can hardly be walking distance from place de la Madeleine, but has a number of awesome bistrots, such as l'Auberge Bressane (maybe too creamy if those girls are fat resistant?), Chez l'Ami Jean, le Florimond, etc. None of these is brasserie but I'm not quite sure why this is what you're looking for.

            And, as Oakglen say, La Rotonde is probably the best brasserie in town. Good affordable food next to the Place de la Madeleine is not easy. I'm a big fan of le Petit Riche but I know some won't follow me there. There again, not a place for salad and steamed fish. Dodo and Oakglen probably have the best ideas here.

            1. re: souphie

              Thanks, made a reservation at Rotonde, concerned Le souffle may not be right, as this is a shopping trip, and three courses of soufflee, sound like they may not break the bank, but the waistline. Looking for feedback on Gallopin or Zimmer in the first.
              Have been to Ami Jean, and I like it, it may not be right for this group.