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alyssabrooke Oct 6, 2009 07:21 AM

We have reservations at both places but are deciding in which to put our hopes of a delicious dinner. Have heard postive feedback on both, but not much on the boards. Was hoping for some hounder assistance.

Thanks!!

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    michaelstl Oct 6, 2009 08:58 AM

    I can't speak for L'Angle Du Fauborg, but my wife and I ate at Dominique Bouchet in May and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The room is intimate and elegant and quite comfortable. Service was very attentive and friendly and more personable than we received at the other places we dined at while in Paris. We both had 3 courses and thought the food was very solid. I recall having an aspargus entree and duck for my main that were both good while my wife seemed happy with the vegetarian preparations they put together for her. The food didn't blow us away and definitely was not especially creative, but it was tasty and enjoyable. The sommelier also did a great job helping us select wines to go with our dinner. I can't really put my finger on one thing that was extraordinary or unique about our meal, but we just had a great time and it was one of our favorite meals of our trip. We'd definitely go back given the opportunity.

    1. John Talbott Oct 6, 2009 10:56 AM

      No question: DB

      John Talbott
      http://johntalbottsparis.typepad.com/...

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        ChefJune Oct 6, 2009 12:13 PM

        Why John? Has Angle du Faubourg gone down?

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          John Talbott Oct 6, 2009 01:10 PM

          I don't know if AdF has gone down but I never was impressed by it and have always had great meals at db. Maybe just me.

          John Talbott
          http://johntalbottsparis.typepad.com/...

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            Nancy S. Oct 6, 2009 02:04 PM

            My parents love AdF, but my husband and I were not thrilled. The food was perfectly prepared, and the wine list is excellent, as well as the service of both, but I found it quite corporate feeling.

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          souphie Oct 6, 2009 12:41 PM

          Yes, why? Angle du Faubourg was a pretty good place last I checked -- never been to DB, though.

          Maybe I should write an English version of this? http://www.julotlespinceaux.com/2008/...

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          alyssabrooke Oct 6, 2009 02:28 PM

          Very interesting. Does anyone have a place in a similar price range that they recommend instead of these two?

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            Nancy S. Oct 6, 2009 02:40 PM

            How about Au Gourmand in the 1st arron. on rue Moliere?

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              capeanne Oct 6, 2009 03:02 PM

              We really enjoy DB and have never been disappointed. I have had some revelatory dishes there on the tasting menu which last we enjoyed was 90 euros pp. A similar atmosphere and quality is L'Arome also in the 8th..both of these are intimate and off the beaten tourist path.

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