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My husband and I are traveling from New York City to Paris for four nights. As we are celebrating our first year anniversary, we would like to attend one lavish dinner and then three enjoyable, but more moderately priced meals ($50 - $150 - I know a wide range in price).

Our tastes are simplistic - that is, we enjoy well prepared food, friendly service and good drinks. In particular, we like seafood, shellfish, steak, homemade pastas and thoughful sauces. That being said, we are not adventurous eaters and tend to steer clear of game, rabbit and liver. Additionally, my husband would like to have traditional French food like Beef bourgenon, steak frites (traditional for Americas).

So far we have considered the following restaurants.
High End:
Le Table at Joel Rubuchon
Dominique Bouchet

Moderate:
Aux Lyonnais
Chez Jean
Goumard
Benoit
Ze Kitchen

Thoughts....

Thank you.

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  1. For what it's worth I think Aux Lyonnais is inconsistent and Benoit overpriced - both over-Anglicized as well. I'd add something new like Le 122, Marcab or l'Agrume where you'll hear very little but French spoken.

    John Talbott's Paris

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    1. re: John Talbott

      Okay. We can drop them from the list. Any word on Fish or La Bastide Odéon?

      1. re: koc2281

        I like them both, if you're Anglophobic, however, Fish is not your quiet French-speaking place.

        1. re: John Talbott

          "if you're Anglophobic, however, Fish is not your quiet French-speaking place."

          Voyons mon cher John. An Anglophobic would not be writing to this board.

            1. re: mangeur

              I am not at all. Quite the opposite considering my native town.

      2. "Chez Jean".

        Do you mean chez Jean, 1 star, on rue St Lazare, or chez l'Ami Jean?
        The latter Jean is better.
        The former is not that moderate.

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