1 night in Paris-first time
- organix May 16, 2010 08:58 AM
Just signed up, this is my first post, I love this site so far.
I will be in Paris for one afternoon/evening and early morning (a short time I know).
I would love a few recommendations of "must eats" that are not outrageously expensive close to where I will be staying.
I will be at:
Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris
31, avenue George V
Thanks so much!
An appropriate "pairing" with a stay at the George V would probably be one of these, in the same quartier:
Alain Ducasse PA
Le Cinq, in the hotel, is at a similar level.
Paris being what it is, there are probably a couple of hundred "must eats", too many for 1 night! :)
Le Bistro de L'Oliver is nearby, and quite reasonable. Other reasonably priced places include L'Ecluse (wine bar) and Flora Danica; none are "destination" restaurants however. Also, the bar at the Geo V has a decent menu. If you have jet-lag these might work.
It's really impossible to pick "one" restaurant for a meal for you in Paris. There are hundreds of great choices!
Yes, I agree with other posters, Fresh_A (blog name) is a concierge at your hotel, and a restaurant expert with English as his native language. A consult with him would probably be the best way to narrow down your choices.
But please let us know where you wound up, and how it went. Thanks.
Can you help us/me out a bit.
What are you looking for? An old 1950's bistro with classics, a modern new exploding taste resto, a quiet, secluded place as if you were in the country, a gastro-bistro, a guy who cooks old recipes with locavore products and contemporary eqpt, a chain, a brasserie, Danny Meyer? (The posters on the site know where I'm going).
We've got 5 restaurants a week opening (and sadly, probably, also closing) and a thousand "old" places.
Why not eat at the Cinq? In Paris, hotels have the top-of-the-game restos (like museums do in Bilbao.)
And I endorse asking Adrian Moore/ Fresh_A - call him.
John Talbott's Paris
Thanks again everyone for your help, but I can no longer do dinner as I will be arriving after 11pm( this is a work trip and my schedule mirrors that of a co-worker), so unless there are any recommendations for late night eats, I now need places for Breakfast or a must see Bakery or cheese shop etc. I will also ask Adrian if is his working. i have not been able to figure out how to send a personal message on this board!
Well Adrian was off for the short time I was there, so following the advice of others on this board I tried the patisserie Jean Millet. I walked around and did some comparing and Millet was really great.