One night in Paris...where to eat?
I'm ending a 3-week European vacation tomorrow with one last night in Paris. My girlfriend and I spent the first 5 days of our trip in Paris and sampled a lot of great brasseries, boulangeries, and patisseries (one of my favs being Le Brebant). Now I want to end my trip with something especially scrumptious to really cap a wonderful time. Any ideas for a not-to-miss restaurant? I was originally thinking about L'Atelier du Robuchon but heard some fairly unimpressive reviews.
I'm willing to spend a lot if it's worth it, but my sole restriction is that it needs to be a place where casual/smart casual is okay. I have nice pants and a nice shirt but no fancy shoes or jackets with me.
Thanks both for the great recommendations! I wish I could have ate at them all :)
The price at l'Arpege was 360eur for the tasting, which I was tempted to do but when I realized I'd be alone (girlfriend is visiting her parents while I head back stateside) I balked. I felt it wouldn't be as good if I couldn't share it!
I tried very hard to pry a seat at Chez L'Ami Jean, but alas I was too hungry to wait around and figured I'd try it next time. It'll give me good reason to come back.
In the end it was a delightful meal at la Régalade. Far from perfect, but wholly enjoyable. I had a cold tomato soup with goat cheese, pigeon w/ foie gras, and the grand marnier souffle. And a fair amount of terrine and cornichons. And they gave me a complimentary plate of cheese and salad w/ herbs when one of the servers accidentally took my plate away while I went outside for a sec.
Overall, great experience. And by the way, FoodSnob, awesome blog!