Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > France >
Jan 21, 2010 07:33 AM

Surprise trip to Paris for the weekend

Hi All!

Im surprising my boyfriend for his birthday and taking him to paris for a long weekend - from the 11-14 of Feb. In addition we are also meet 3 of his friends there -

Ive been doing some research on places to dine in but there are so many choices and so little time - Which are a must ? Id like one fancy place and other trendy spots - all suggestions are welcome thanks in advance =)

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Our favorite is L'AOC - wonderful house made pates, excellent steaks and be sure to try the duck confit pommentier - one of the best things i have ever eaten

    For a fancier place IL VINO d' Enrico Bernardo is really fun, especially for wine geeks - the blind tasting menu is super fun and engaging - it may not be the tip-top from a culinary perspective, but it will be very good and you will have fun

    For another fancy option there is L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon - the langoustines and the potatoes are amazing

    1 Reply
    1. re: xymoxtn

      thanks for the reply - I also heard Frenchie is good - do u recommend we have lunch there one day? and Ze kitchen Galerie ?

      Also what is the range a dinner would cost in L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon?

    2. (to answer to xymoxtn) L'Atelier is fun, but not for more than 2 people (IMO) because people are seated at the bar (side-by-side), maybe to to "La Table" instead ?

      Could Claude Colliot be considered "trendy" ? me think it could be a good choice.

      1 Reply
      1. re: Maximilien

        Couldn't have said it better. l'Atelier is impossible for over 2 and Colliot is trendy as is KGB, MBC and Chateaubriand at night only.

        John Talbott