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L'Ami Louis or Chez Janou

nanv Mar 1, 2010 12:51 PM

Trying to decide between the two for an upcoming visit. Or am I wrong and they are not similar at all? Thanks for the help.

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  1. Busk RE: nanv Mar 1, 2010 04:10 PM

    Uh, not really. Janou is a nice, normal bistro. Louis is an over the top, decadent, expensive bistro with massive portions and aggressive staff.

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    1. re: Busk
      John Talbott RE: Busk Mar 1, 2010 11:43 PM

      I'll second that.

      John Talbott

      1. re: John Talbott
        Oakglen RE: John Talbott Mar 2, 2010 01:11 PM

        It may be that on a price per poundage basis, L'Ami Louis is not overpriced. To me, it is the difference between "feeding" and "dining". Bill Clinton loved the place; that's enough for me.

      2. re: Busk
        souphie RE: Busk Mar 2, 2010 05:28 PM

        And exceptional ingredients.

      3. PBSF RE: nanv Mar 2, 2010 02:32 PM

        I hope you are not confusing L'Ami Louis with L'Ami Jean. That has happened on this board.

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          Delucacheesemonger RE: PBSF Mar 7, 2010 05:14 AM

          Good point

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