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Maximilliens or Matts?

parisbully Apr 12, 2009 10:59 AM

Opinions please.....Would like a dinner suggestion. Matts at the Market or Maximilliens (the less formal level).

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    Lauren Apr 13, 2009 11:44 AM

    Matt's, by far. Or, if you want better French food with the same view - Place Pigalle. I'm not in love with Maximillien's.

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      sambamaster Apr 13, 2009 11:34 AM

      Went to Maximillien on Saturday with 3 friends. All were disappointed with the food. The service was great, but the food a bit blah. I had a cassoulet that was simply flavorless. Too bad, was my one dinner in town this trip. Mussels were ok, perfectly cooked and plump, but also a tad on the neutral side of yummy.

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        howard 1st Apr 13, 2009 10:30 AM

        apples and oranges - matt's is an extremely casual bistro with a small but quite imaginative menu and a wonderfully quirky locale; maximilien's (even the 'informal' level) is a french cafe with an extensive, well-done french menu, remarkable service and a stunning view

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          zoogrrrl Apr 12, 2009 04:52 PM

          Matt's for the fabulous dinner and a good view. Maximilliens for the fabulous view and a good dinner.

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            jjmccoy Apr 13, 2009 09:35 AM

            Agree. Maximiliiens is great for a sunday brunch. For dinner, I'd hit Matt's. I love how they use various smoked fishes in their salads, among other things.

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            christy319 Apr 12, 2009 04:40 PM

            Matt's is definitely the better restaurant.

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