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La Fontaine Gaillon - should I put it on my list?

magvictoria Aug 27, 2009 07:17 AM

We'll have 3 dinners and 3 lunches during 21-24 Sept. I have been to Paris several times, my husband - never. So I want to show him some different places.

as for dinners for the moment I am planning -1 Cafe del Homme(to let the Tower be the view for him), 2- La Fontaine Gallion, 3- La Rotonde/ or Le Dome( I like them both);

as for lunch 1- Le Cinq, 2 Le Bristol (I am especially interested in outdoor court lunch)/ or??? something traditional and simple (in 1th,4th,5th or 6th), 3- L' Avenues/or Chez Andre

I'd appreciate your opinions....thanks

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  1. John Talbott RE: magvictoria Aug 27, 2009 11:55 AM

    I take it that budget is not an issue, even if it were, the answer to your primary question "La Fontaine Gaillon - should I put it on my list? is no. Over Eric Frechon?

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      magvictoria RE: John Talbott Aug 27, 2009 12:04 PM

      thanks for your comment...
      I'll try to clarify.... I am not concentrated on eating only at 'star chefs'.... I would like to try different places.... food is important of course, as well as the service and the ambiance....
      did you have a bad expirience at LFG? I have read some nice reviews before....but still I am curious about hearing other opinions.
      Lunch at Eric Frechon is on the list by the moment anyway...

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        John Talbott RE: magvictoria Aug 27, 2009 12:18 PM

        Aw, don't put me in this position. I love Pétarou and Carole and am waiting for them to offer me a role in their next film, but despite their blowing new air into an old relic, I prefer Drouant across the street or indeed their oyster bar a cote at #15; but I am but one. Eric Frechon at 290 Francs or 90 Euros still reigns (altho for an old guy like me he serves too much food).

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          magvictoria RE: John Talbott Aug 27, 2009 12:44 PM

          what a nice reply))! thanks

          I am looking forward to my trip...Riviera, some Liguria and Paris...
          after Moscow, where I live it's just a delight to have such a choice of wonderful dining places..... here all the dining is just a stupid vanity fair((

          1. re: magvictoria
            Laidback RE: magvictoria Aug 27, 2009 12:58 PM

            I concur with Dr. T.'s choice of Eric Frechon at the Bristol; he is my favorite of all the ones you listed except Le Bristol, which I haven't visited. To specifically choose from the ones you listed for dinner, my favorite would be La Fontaine Gaillon in it's lovely setting. It also has a fine terrace right beside the fountain.
            You can go here: http://www.ourparisforum.com/index.cg... to see a posting with pictures.

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              Laidback RE: Laidback Aug 27, 2009 03:20 PM

              I meant to say "...except Le Cinq" not the Bristol. Thanks to Ms. L. for catching my error.

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      Oakglen RE: magvictoria Aug 27, 2009 12:48 PM

      Chez Andre: limp, greasy frites, you can do far better. Plus, it is overpriced, even for that tony neighborhood.

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        magvictoria RE: Oakglen Aug 27, 2009 12:58 PM

        I have been there once...1 year ago. I was alone for lunch. The service was good...food was nice....but I agree it's too overpriced for what it is....and reviews are not so good lately...you are right - I probably will not give it the second chance...

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