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Feb 11, 2009 07:11 PM

Racines,Leduc,Josp chez Dumonet...comments

hi I need some uo to date info on the restaurants I listed if you can. Also LaBastide d Opic if you can thanks...

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  1. Some Racines pics:

    Excellent, lively, surprising organic wines.

    Joséphine is like it ever was, very good, very typical, very crowded, not cheap.

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    1. re: souphie

      Hi Souphie, I'm very happy you responded. I talked with you this may I believe about Chez Dumonet and was wondering if it had changed since then. Also my wife wanted to go to Racines but I have heard mixed reviews(but nothing resent) so thanks for you imput. You had said before LeDuc was great for fish...any changes? Also do you know anything about LaBastide d Opic? We are eating lunch at Guy Savoy on our trip so I can't wait for that. What boat cruise would you recommend for a sightseeing tour. not to have dinner but just to enjoy the ride and views.(we will be there april22-27) thanks alot

      1. re: kevin25

        All boat cruises are more or less the same, go to the one nearest to you. The leader is the Bateaux Mouches at Pont de l'Alma.

        Le Duc is as great as ever for very fresh fish prepared simply and correctly.

        Don't know about la Bastide d'Opic. I have heard about La Bastide Odéon that has a very good reputation as a middle range restaurant (I am wary of middle range restaurants, which tend to cost almost as much as top restaurants and not be nearly as good).

    2. Odd thing about Le Duc. They have the best butter ever eaten. Member of my group, a parisian woman, actually took home in a napkin two entire portions of the butter. l was envious of her. It was not Bordier, but even better

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      1. re: Delucacheesemonger

        thanks for the replys. At Le Duc is there a special item to try? also I heard the duck was special at Dumonet. Is that true. thanks ...

        1. re: kevin25

          No major specilalty that I'm aware of at Leduc -- depends on what your favourite seafood is. They're particularly good at not overcooking what usually is -- especially seabass, obster, scallops, mackerels....

          Don't know all the dishes at Dumonnet but if you're there in the next month, they do terrific truffled scrambled eggs.

          1. re: souphie

            IIRC the truffled bolied eggs at Dumonnet are also rather special. As a restaurant it does the old classics well so the duck will be good. Do not miss the Grand Marnier Souffle for dessert.

            One tip, the portion sizes are quite big, they do some dishes in half sizes, and these may be better choices if you are not a big eater. I am, and I struggled with three full courses.

            1. re: PhilD

              we will be there april 22-26. I hope the truffled eggs are still available. I've heard the souffle is a must so the half portions may be a good way to go. thanks fo the tip.