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LostBread Aug 3, 2010 08:04 AM

My husband and I will be in Paris the second week of September after a week in Burgundy (and two days in Lyons). I'd love it if the savants would take a look at our itinerary and help me through the doubled and tripled days. Also, if anyone has a sense of how likely it will be to get a reservation at these places after they come back from the congé annuel, I'd appreciate the information. Thanks!

Saturday -- Brasserie Lipp (I know, I know--for personal reasons, it's non-negotiable)
Sunday -- lunch at Comptoir du Relais? Baratin? Liza? (depends on what we're up to/how we're feeling) / Dinner at a friend's
Monday -- Les Papilles / L'Agrume / Jadis
Tuesday -- Auguste / Christophe
Wednesday -- Chez Omar / L'Atlas
Thursday -- Dinner at our apartment with friends (this is a good market day, right? Not that it matters utterly as we're near Le Grand Epicerie)
Friday -- L'Ami Jean / Pre Verre

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  1. souphie RE: LostBread Aug 3, 2010 11:15 AM

    Sounds good.

    Thursday has the market on avenue de Saxe in the morning. Funnier and better than Grande épicerie.

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      Nancy S. RE: souphie Aug 3, 2010 11:37 AM

      I love that market. I've bought fabulous produce their and some great homemade jam.

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        LostBread RE: Nancy S. Aug 3, 2010 12:11 PM

        Thanks for the market tip! I only knew about the market on Raspail--my husband's in big trouble. Going to markets with me exhausts him utterly, but if he stayed home eating croissants, who would carry the bags?

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      LostBread RE: LostBread Aug 3, 2010 12:16 PM

      Ok. Lipp settled for Saturday and Pre Verre for friday. Everyone else is on vacation. The reservation question becomes important--is it foolhardy for me to wait until the reopenings (23rd for Jadis and Auguste, 31st for L'Ami Jean and L'Agrume) before hammering down the rest of the itinerary? Or should I call my second choices (Christophe and Papilles, then untold others) now?

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        souphie RE: LostBread Aug 3, 2010 10:24 PM

        you can wait for reopenings.

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          Parigi RE: LostBread Aug 4, 2010 02:36 AM

          All your alternatives and "second choices" are better than Pré Verre.

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            LostBread RE: Parigi Aug 4, 2010 10:44 AM

            Thanks to both of you!

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          pkyeater RE: LostBread Aug 4, 2010 10:06 PM

          Hi, not to confuse the issue, but I'm going to re-opened Spring today. Lunch is EU 38, w/o wine (can't have everything!), and will let you know if this is worth adding to your itinerary. Anyone been?

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            Parigi RE: pkyeater Aug 5, 2010 12:17 AM

            Am going tomorrow.

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              John Talbott RE: pkyeater Aug 5, 2010 09:56 AM

              You bet; many pix at John Talbott's Paris. Great reopening.

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                LostBread RE: pkyeater Aug 13, 2010 02:32 PM

                ooh, I'd love to hear. Anychance in Hades we'd get in?

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                  Parigi RE: LostBread Aug 13, 2010 03:35 PM

                  Been there, done it, totally won over.

                  LostBread, give the resto a call now. It is still in its reopening period, with a lot more possibility of booking than before (or after).
                  Esp for lunch, which is excellent value. The house kept give us mini dishes for tasting. It was a tasting menu without being called so.

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                    bdachow RE: Parigi Aug 14, 2010 03:41 AM

                    I've tried calling (long distance on a cell phone) so can't hear the message very clearly but do they say to call between 3:30 and 7:30 for new reservations?

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                      Parigi RE: bdachow Aug 14, 2010 04:21 AM

                      Yes, the recording, which indeed sucks, - pardonnez mon Français, - says:
                      for new reservations; call between 3:30 and 7:30pm Tuesday to Saturday.

                      But I never called the resto except once to change the number of our party. I always called Josh at the Spring store. You may want to try him. He is there all day and speaks English.

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                        bdachow RE: Parigi Aug 14, 2010 06:28 AM

                        Merci beaucoup! I will try again in a few minutes. Hopefully they can speak English or else they'll have to work through my high school French from a long distance cell phone too. :)

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                      LostBread RE: Parigi Aug 14, 2010 08:56 PM

                      Thanks for the help! Lunch there sounds great. I'll see if I can work out my time zone math and call. BTW, bdachow, try Skype, if you don't have a decent international cell phone plan. The fidelity is great and, so far, I've made 5 reservations for 45 cents in calling fees. Not to be an advertisement or anything...

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                        bdachow RE: LostBread Aug 16, 2010 07:06 AM

                        Thanks LostBread. I've been using Skype with my bf who's traveling but so far, I can't say that I'm impressed. Too many dropped calls between us which is really frustrating.

                        I tried calling on Saturday multiple times between the appointed hours and everytime, it went to the message. I'll have to try them on Tuesday but it's really frustrating. I did try calling the boutique and got noone as well.

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                          LostBread RE: bdachow Aug 17, 2010 11:34 AM

                          Humph. Maybe there's a bandwidth problem?

                          I haven't been able to get through to Spring either. Let me know if you do!

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                            bdachow RE: LostBread Aug 17, 2010 03:26 PM

                            I tried again today close to 6:30 and still answering machine. Am wondering if they're on vacation?

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                              Parigi RE: bdachow Aug 17, 2010 04:04 PM

                              Did you try the boutique?

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                                John Talbott RE: Parigi Aug 17, 2010 06:11 PM

                                Or walk to it. Then you can buy some yummy stuff for dinner.

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