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jrgkittredge May 15, 2010 07:56 AM

Paris - Do you always need reservations for dinner in Paris or for bistros and less formal places can you just "drop in"?

Sarlat - Recommendations for dinner? Not too expensive or formal. French food/food of the region preferred. Outdoor dining is always nice, but not required.

Eze - Dinner recommnedations - not Le Chevre D'Or . Not too expensive or formal, regional/tradtional french, perhaps outdoor dining.

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  1. John Talbott RE: jrgkittredge May 15, 2010 08:46 AM

    "Paris - Do you always need reservations for dinner in Paris or for bistros and less formal places can you just "drop in"?"
    I always make a reservation for several reasons: you get a prime table 9today I sat by the window not the bathroom), they refer to you by name, they know how much food to order/etc and I think it's basically polite.
    Bistros are hardly uninhabited or casual these days, some serve the best food going.

    John Talbott's Paris

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      Busk RE: John Talbott May 15, 2010 09:23 AM

      It's cool to have someone call your restaurant and say "we'd really like to eat at your place tonight."

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