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Recommendation for our last evening meal in Paris!

My guy and I are headed to Paris next week. We are 30s and 40s, from Minneapolis, love food, cooking, wine and generally anything foodie-related. We're out a couple of nights a week trying different spots at home and avoiding chains, the suburbs or anything too tame like the plague.

Saturday evening will be our last night in Paris and we're looking for just the right spot and would prefer French food. Nothing too big, conjested or touristy, but a cozy, quaint, romantic spot to review our wonderful vacation together. A friend recommended Le Pamphlet, is this a good option? Or any other recommendations? We're up for spending about 150-200 Euros, I think, but are more interested in good food than expensive food.

One more thing, we're staying close to the Metro stop St. Michel-Notre Dame, but we will travel for good food!

We'll be trying Le Reminet for lunch on day, I'm sure.

As a side note, has anyone eaten at the Indonesia restaurant lately? I love Indonesian food, can't get it at home anymore.

Thanks so much!

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  1. I am also from Mpls, same age and lived in Paris for a few years...here is the place I always took friends who visited me. Chef owned and tucked away on a little street in the 15th.

    Le Troquet‎
    Rue François Bonvin, 75015 Paris, France
    01 45 66 89 00‎

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    1. re: JamieJamieB

      OK, we lived in Edina for a while and I went to the U. of M. etc. For a last night, we always reco Souffle for the three souffle special; You won't sleep that well anyway, and you have the next day to burn off those wonderful calories. It's an easy walk to Mont Thabor. Le Troquet is fine too.

    2. "has anyone eaten at the Indonesia restaurant lately? I love Indonesian food,"
      Sure, but don't do it here, buy a ticket to Amsterdam.

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      1. re: John Talbott

        Yup, have done that and I know it won't compare. But wondering more if it's worth the trip and worth spending one of my 9 meals in Paris! Am guessing, no?

          1. re: John Talbott

            Thanks, I appreciate it! Do you have any additional suggestions for dinner?

      2. I think Le Pétrelle is a perfect response to your saturday night query.

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        1. re: souphie

          As always i agree with Soup.
          Nice quiet romantic intimate with good food.

          1. re: souphie

            Soup, the website is lovely but I wonder at some of the diner reports I came across. Most were glowing but a couple suggested achingly slow service and an expensive carte. Can you give us more info on this very special place?

            http://www.petrelle.fr/

            1. re: mangeur

              The service is slow, the cooking is ridiculously simple, if excellent, and the carte is ca 70pp, more than twice the prixfixe. See my pics here: http://picasaweb.google.fr/ZeJulot/Le... and there: http://picasaweb.google.fr/ZeJulot/Le...

              Overall, it's not a place for those looking for corporate perfection, i.e. Ducasse. Speaking of which, those put away by the grungitude of Pétrelle would be fine at one of the Ducasse outposts, say Benoit.

              1. re: souphie

                Soup's "grungitude of Pétrelle" is my cozy and charming.

                1. re: John Talbott

                  Yes but if I put it that way, it would seem to suggest that I think Ducasse sucks. Oh. Wait. Right.