IParis restaurants open in August?
I will be in Paris for a week in August. I have looked at the websites of my favourite spots(Chez Michel, Chez L'Ami Jean etc.) and see that they are all closed. Does anyone know of good places of a similar quality and price range that are open in August?
In a terrifically valuable “Dossier” Wednesday, July 1st, Colette Monsat and Sylvain Verut provided categories of places open all summer, as follows:
Chalet de l’Oasis
Le Saut du Loup
La Fontaine de Mars
Bar Terrasse de la Gare
Terrasse BBQ du Mama Shelter
re: John Talbott
re: John Talbott
As I said a few month's ago in JT's Paris http://johntalbottsparis.typepad.com/... “The restaurant of the month?”
Glou, 101, rue Vieille du Temple in the 3rd, 01.42.74.44.32, closed provisionally Tuesdays, lunch formula 17 on weekdays, a la carte 25-48 €, has received rave reviews and been called “The restaurant of the month?” Four of us went on a Sunday and so I have witnesses to the fact that I’m not just a grouch-puss this month; we consisted of one Americo-Franco, one Franco-Brit, one Americo-Brit and myself. The place is nice, but you can’t eat nice, and stark, but not Philippe, and full of French bobo’s with kids. We had two outstanding wines (one a Table Wine from Languedoc, the other a St Nicolas de Bougeuil) that were both good and good price-quality, the water was good, the bread and coffee OK and then, ah, then, the food. Well, I ordered the Utah Beaches which I was really looking forward to – 10 minutes passed (did I say we were on the second floor, far from the waitfolk?) and word came there were none. So I had the much written about sardinillas with nice lettuce, OK, nothing more, and the three others shared two platters of chorizo, good, but obtainable anywhere. Then against my non-verbal discouragement, two (one American, one French) had 22 € hamburgers that whether medium rare or raw rare were dry as a bone and pretty tasteless and an affront to 22 €. My Brit pal and I each had 4 grilled wild shrimp from Madagascar that were OK, I suppose, for 5.50 € each, with a sweet potato puree that was pretty good. As I implied the service was amateurish, slow as possible and uninformed. Our bill was 169.40 € for four.
Go back? No way to this disaster of the month.