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May 2, 2010 10:44 PM

Rue du Vertbois

With all the renewed hubbub about L'Ami Louis, I wanted to point out that "lost" reservations present possibilities. Le Vertbois, Pramil, and La Table d'Ana. Are fine places to eat and steps away.

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  1. An excellent point, thank you very much. It's true that when a street has one good restaurant, it often has several -- see for instance rue Malar, av de la Motte Picquet, rue de la Tour d'Auvergne, bd. Tour-Maubourg, etc.

    There's actually an economic model explaining geographical concentration and specialisation like that. Funny.

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    1. re: souphie

      Tangential to the OP's post, again referencing L'AL's notorious reputation for "lost" bookings, if one reconfirmed again shortly before arriving, e.g., a couple of hours, would they have the audacity to bluff losing your table? Perhaps going so far as to ask the name of the person you are talking to, as I often do at home (US)? Or would this fall outside French politeness?