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Jul 19, 2010 11:56 AM

Where would you eat in August?

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?

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  1. 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

      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

        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

          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...)

    2. 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

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

        1. re: ChefJune

          Are you inviting Soup and me and paying?

          1. re: John Talbott

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

            Wish I could afford that.

          2. re: ChefJune

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

            1. 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

                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?

                  1. re: Parigi

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


                    1. re: parisjo

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

                1. re: Parigi

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

                  1. re: olivierb

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

                    1. re: John Talbott

                      (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

                        ''(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: t14072

                              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

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