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Feb 9, 2010 08:47 PM

Paris Valentines 911!!! Please Help!


This is my first time posting on chowhound and I'm hoping to enlist some expertise!

My boyfriend and I will be celebrating valentine's day in paris this weekend. I have been relentlessly searching chow and the web for suggestions but have found myself more confused than anything.

I am looking for one restaurant to round out the following dinner itinerary:

Friday Night - Laperouse
Saturday Night - ??
Sunday Night - a dinner cruise with Yacht Paris

I have tried Pre Catalan, Le Grand Vefour, and Taillevent to fill my Saturday night black hole, but all are either booked or not open on Saturdays!

Top two prioritys are GREAT (french) food, and romantic atmosphere. Fine Dining is an option, but would also be interested in pursuing a more traditional / quaint / cozy dinner experience. Some thoughts so far are Chez Georges (rue de Mail) and Le Coupe Chou.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.....


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  1. Hey :)

    I often go to "Aux Crus de Bourgogne" wich is 3 rue Bachaumont in the 2nd arrondissement (near Les Halles), it's very typical french food, but they are not ooooover friendly (depends on the day, they have their moods). Interior is traditionnal and nice.

    Otherwise, in a far more "easy" atmosphère there is a little restaurant called "L'Homme tranquille" in the 18th arrondissement, near the Pigalle and Abesses station. Their food is home made typical french, the owner is great, friendly and funny, he will make you at ease ! around 25 euros for a menu of great food !

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    1. re: parisparisparis

      I don't know how many times I have passed "Aux Crus de Bourgogne" and thought how authentic it looked. Thanks for the report. These old dining rooms, particularly in that neighborhood, are vanishing as we speak. We need to experience them and, moreover, to patronize them while they're still around.

    2. I'm a total loss since Colette and I always eat at home that night, but today's Figaroscope had a Dossier, written by Alice Bosio who suggested:
      For Brunch
      Saint-James & Albany Hotel-Spa
      For Dinner
      Zebra Square
      Café Prunier
      Table de Lancaster
      Le Dali
      L’Atelier des Sens

      John Talbott

      1. The restodeparis website
        just jogged my memory by suggesting 10 places; one of which, the Bastide Odeon, I'd go along with. The others are a lot of ethnic and less than gourmet places.