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  1. Alexander Lobrano went and gave it A-/B+ (it's not French/French though).
    http://hungryforparis.squarespace.com...

    1. Thank you msr John talbott. We made a reservation for tonight post valentines day upon your mention about this place.
      We have been to many michelin star or French/Japanese fine dining places during our time in Tokyo. At first I was a little bit apprehensive but my wife and 3 year old daughter thoroughly enjoyed ourselves tonight. Mainly I think what differentiated le concert from the other places in Tokyo is that in Tokyo they try to incorporate French ingredients into Japanese/French style cooking. Here Matsumoto San uses almost all Asian ingredients incorporated into French technique. Abundance of vegetables and teppantaki style of cooking uses less oil and more browning. Just my opinion.
      The fish and seafood is excellent, best beef I've had here in Paris so far.
      We no longer eat veal anymore but was mistakenly served the veal and it was excellent. Desserts were decadent but very Asiancentrique and first time I ever had Anko (red bean) macaroon. Amazing.
      Like I said, our entire family thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
      The service was a bit inconsistent but I think he was training new staff. But understandable for Paris.
      A great bottle of bio chateau neuf de pape (my first time having an organic wine that good)
      Lunch menu changes weekly and dinner menu changes monthly.
      Highly recommend

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      1. re: dingaling

        Thanks.
        I realize in retrospect that you were going on my recounting of Mr. Lobrano's review - at the time CH discouraged one's mentioning one's own blog, but for the record, my first visit (March 02, 2010) was also a hit http://johntalbottsparis.typepad.com/...

        1. re: John Talbott

          Thanks for bringing this full circle. On the basis of the AL review we never booked. Reading your blog post validates our decision.

          1. re: mangeur

            "Thanks for bringing this full circle. On the basis of the AL review we never booked. Reading your blog post validates our decision."
            I'd be most curious to know what in any of our reports/reviews here turned you off?
            I rated it a 7/10 (very high in my book) and my verdict was "Go? It's on Colette's list and should be on yours. It'll be fun fun fun til Daddy takes the T-bird away" a California-reference that apparently misfired.
            Mr. Lobrano gave it an A-/B+ (a very high rating for him) and said "I made an excellent choice, too, since chef Naoto Masumoto served us one of the best meals I've eaten in Paris."
            And our recent friend dingaling said "Highly recommend".
            For the record, I think the Concert de Cuisine is terrific and wouldn't want your comment to negate the experiences of those of us who have eaten there.

            1. re: John Talbott

              Once again, I maintain that reading descriptions of meals experienced by others is the best way to determine whether a room is right for you. In no way did I mean to suggest that Concert de Cuisine was not a fine restaurant, only that on the basis of the Lobrano descriptions and those on your blog we determined it was not of our taste. No more nor no less.

              1. re: mangeur

                Accepted.
                It might be interesting to get your opinion on the actual food.

                1. re: John Talbott

                  I totally agreed, John. But given our finite number of dining opportunities, it's prudent to rely on the good descriptions provided by the professional diners. We believe in you.