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Advice on a few options in Paris

inkybrain Apr 20, 2010 02:34 AM

Some good friends are flying in for a short visit, and naturally, I want to show them just why I've been talking so much about the food here. They do appreciate good food, though they are not the most adventurous eaters in the world (Boudin noir is probably out). In terms of budget, I was looking to come in around 40-60E per person, not counting wine. Unless I'm way mistaken, that should provide for a pretty nice, though not extravagant, meal. Here's what I've come up with so far:

La Gazzetta

Do these seem like good options to the folks here on the board? Or is there some particular place I'm unaccountably missing? Any advice would definitely be appreciated. Thanks much in advance.

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  1. souphie RE: inkybrain Apr 20, 2010 03:44 AM

    Why those four? There seem to be plenty of options on the board, why those four?

    I think l'Agrume and La Gazzetta suck. To me, they're all about the hype and the charming concepts/approaches. But the food does not deliver and is not worth the schlepp, in my opinion. My time at la Gazzetta in particular I wish I could have back. Don't get me wrong, though: the chef is very good looking.

    The other two I like.

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      mangeur RE: souphie Apr 20, 2010 07:42 AM

      "...la Gazzetta.... the chef is very good looking."

      What about the waiter at L'Agrume? ;)

    2. John Talbott RE: inkybrain Apr 20, 2010 08:25 AM

      I agree with Soup's ? about "why these 4?" but disagree about l'Agrume. Never had a bad or off meal at l'Epigramme or l'Agrume, have 50/50 at Gazzetta and about the same at Jadis.

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        inkybrain RE: inkybrain Apr 20, 2010 02:30 PM

        Though La Gazzetta was suggested, it's true, by the recent NYT article, I had heard some positive reports about the other three, and all four seemed to have fairly "safe" options for my friends. It sounds like l'Epigramme is the way to go. Thanks everyone for the advice!

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