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trixie007 Aug 20, 2010 04:45 AM

Sadly returning to England after five fabulous Paris years. My husband's birthday just before we leave. Where to take him and our foody eleven year old son for a Saturday lunch and a final memory?
We've loved The Crillion, Le Cinq, Jules Verne, L'Arpege, Le Meurice. What have we missed?

  1. fanoffrance Aug 21, 2010 06:26 AM

    L'Ambroisie is open for lunch on Saturdays, but not all of August (not even John can find a DATE in your meal plans).

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    1. re: fanoffrance
      souphie Aug 21, 2010 09:02 AM

      Yes, it's actually one of the only three stars open saturday for lunch, along with Bristol and maybe Précatelan.

    2. Laidback Aug 21, 2010 05:52 AM

      I would consider "La Grande Cascade"; a place designed to create pleasant memories.

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        trixie007 Aug 21, 2010 04:55 AM

        Thank you all. Eight posts but only three with a restaurant suggestion. Congratulations to John for reading the exam question carefully. And to Paragi and Souphie, England is a painful move though perhaps not as final as harikiri (we will survive beyond dessert). A decision based on education rather than our palate. I'm liking a 'gutsy bistro finale'

        1. John Talbott Aug 20, 2010 08:16 AM

          Being a romantic and slobbering old guy I guess if I were leaving after 5 years I'd go to the resto that I have the fondest memory of. That might be tougher on Saturday for lunch. So how about Friday night go to the fine dining old favorite and Saturday lunch to a gutsy bistro finale - Paul Bert or Repaire de Cartouche for example.

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          1. re: John Talbott
            souphie Aug 20, 2010 10:07 AM

            Who mentioned saturday? You always seem to know more than is written.

            1. re: souphie
              John Talbott Aug 20, 2010 11:03 AM

              "You always seem to know more than is written."
              No, I believed my teachers who insisted I read all the instructions before opening a test.
              cf "Where to take him and our foody eleven year old son for a Saturday lunch and a final memory?"

              1. re: John Talbott
                souphie Aug 20, 2010 10:42 PM


                1. re: souphie
                  Parigi Aug 21, 2010 12:37 AM

                  This thread spooks me too, starting with the title. I keep imagining the poster committing harakiri after dessert.

                  1. re: Parigi
                    souphie Aug 21, 2010 02:07 AM

                    That or going to England.

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            Oakglen Aug 20, 2010 07:47 AM

            If the weather is good, the Bar Vendome at the Ritz would be my choice. Check it out.

            1. souphie Aug 20, 2010 06:09 AM


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