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t14072 Jul 19, 2010 11:56 AM

I know, I am beating a 'dead horse'. Of course it is better than eating a 'dead horse'. Although I have never tried horse. Anyway, still looking for suggestings for August 13 -22. We are going on the Wedndsday to Josephine, but otherwise, no plans. Well, where would you go?

  1. John Talbott Jul 26, 2010 06:44 AM

    Saturday in Le Monde Jean Claude Ribault listed some more open in August:
    Quedebon (funky)
    Garnier (nice)
    Citrus Etoile (if Epie is truly there)
    l'Absinthe (I've been disappointed)
    Safran at the Hilton-Arc de T (never been)
    Chez Andre (ditto)
    Zen Garden (Chinese ditto)
    Mori Venice bar (just referred someone there but it sure looked still under renovation last Tuesday)

    1. Parigi Jul 20, 2010 11:22 AM

      Spring duh !
      All month.
      I also just learned that Spring is repeating the lobster sandwich Saturday that it used to do in the old Spring. The gooses-fat-fried French fries were ace.

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      1. re: Parigi
        olivierb Jul 20, 2010 11:32 AM

        Great! Just when I wondered where I could have something not too expensive next Saturday... I believe you have to reserve your lobster by calling the restaurant, right?

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          Parigi Jul 20, 2010 11:36 AM


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            parisjo Jul 20, 2010 06:18 PM

            How long will Daniel be offering the lobster sandwiches? Until October 10, I hope!


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              Parigi Jul 20, 2010 11:24 PM

              I doubt it. I understand it to be an August thing.

        2. re: Parigi
          olivierb Jul 22, 2010 09:56 AM

          Just to let everyone know, lobster rolls won't be available before August...

          1. re: olivierb
            John Talbott Jul 22, 2010 11:01 AM

            No problem, in August I'll be eating mine in Boothbay Harbor.

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              t14072 Jul 26, 2010 02:31 PM

              (le restaurant à bord est fermé du 24 juillet au 24 aout): (The restaurant is closed on July 24 to August 24): Copies from the website. We will be in Paris from 8/13-8/23. I never called 'Spring" but will try tomorrow and I am probably too late!

              1. re: t14072
                Parigi Jul 26, 2010 02:41 PM

                ''(le restaurant à bord est fermé du 24 juillet au 24 aout): (The restaurant is closed on July 24 to August 24): Copies from the website."

                Are you referring to Spring? I have a lunch reservation for early August. The resto just confirmed by phoning us.

                1. re: Parigi
                  John Talbott Jul 26, 2010 04:02 PM

                  I made a rez for Aug 10.

                  1. re: John Talbott
                    t14072 Jul 26, 2010 04:07 PM


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                      t14072 Jul 26, 2010 04:21 PM

                      This is my mistake. I thought we were talking about eating on the river and not eating in August. I have 'too much on my plate' so to speak and I am getting mixed up. Yes to Spring, will try tomorrow. It is the Batofer that is closed July 24 to August 24!

                      1. re: t14072
                        John Talbott Jul 26, 2010 04:25 PM

                        Batofar is a place hyped by Figaro (seemingly) open this summer (seemingly all summer). Bummer!

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          pungentodor Jul 20, 2010 06:25 AM

          Josephine's going to be open? I called them and they said they were closed, of course my communication was horrible so.

          1. ChefJune Jul 19, 2010 01:31 PM

            lunch at Le Cinq?

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              John Talbott Jul 19, 2010 01:35 PM

              Are you inviting Soup and me and paying?

              1. re: John Talbott
                ChefJune Jul 19, 2010 01:41 PM

                ;) I was suggesting it to the OP for August dining!

                Wish I could afford that.

              2. re: ChefJune
                souphie Jul 20, 2010 08:33 AM

                Indeed Le Cinq and l'Arpège are usually open in August. Le Bristol and La Grande Cascade too. Also Laurent. Thing is, August openings are tricky and tend to change each year, as evidenced, it seems, by the example of Joséphine below.

              3. Parigi Jul 19, 2010 12:23 PM

                Comme dit Menton, this board doesn't know, as many of the restaurnts don't know yet.
                Le Gaigne is open in early August
                La Régalade St Honoréi s open late August.

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                1. re: Parigi
                  John Talbott Jul 19, 2010 01:29 PM

                  And I just posted my essay/summary of August stuff at http://johntalbottsparis.typepad.com/... - I know we're not supposed to drive traffic to our blogs but it's too long and boring to post here .

                2. menton1 Jul 19, 2010 12:00 PM

                  Drouant, 2nd
                  L'Atelier du Joel Robuchon, 7th
                  Le Comptoir du Relais, 6th
                  Le Petit Marché, 3rd
                  Le Mesturet, 1st
                  L'Ambassade d'Auvergne, 3rd
                  Aux Lyonnais, 2nd
                  Le Dome, 14th
                  Garnier, 8th
                  Le Petit Retro, 16th
                  Le Train Bleu, 12th

                  Basically slim pickins. Many places even decide at the last moment to close up for a couple of weeks. You can enjoy Paris-Plage, though.

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                  1. re: menton1
                    estnet Jul 19, 2010 11:44 PM

                    So I asked the same question a few weeks ago, but you asked it better :D and got more responses. I just read Johns blog and found it helpful and will explore some of the above as well. Does anyone know if L'os a moelle is open in August?

                    1. re: estnet
                      Dodo Jul 20, 2010 06:27 AM

                      Re: L'Os a La Moelle, my petit Lebey says it's closed for 3 weeks in August without saying which ones. IMO, depends also on how August 15 (holiday) falls.
                      Same goes for Joséphine.

                      1. re: Dodo
                        olivierb Jul 20, 2010 10:33 AM

                        Don't know whether nor when L'Os à Moëlle is closed during August, but to be honest, I've been twice and never thought it was particularly interesting. It's not bad at all, but there are way better options at a similar price point (I have my opinion on the subject, but as already not answering the OP, so...)

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