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Sep 1, 2010 01:10 PM

Birthday in Paris

Hi Everyone -

I have been trying to research restaurants for my upcoming trip to Paris and am totally overwhelmed. Any suggestions for a great birthday dinner on Paris? Going to be in Paris 9/16-9/19 and then off to Aix for 3 days. If you have any thoughts/suggestions it would be great! Thanks!

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  1. Search romantic, birthday and occasion.
    Then give us a list to shoot at.

    1. Sorry, such a broad question & frequently asked. Are you looking for haut cuisine by a Michelin starred chef? Very formal so you can wear your tux? Upscale casual? Loud, crowded and party atmosphere? Super modern cutting edge? Left Bank or Right? Do you have a cost limit? Two hour, three or four hour meal? Prix fixe? If you can narrow it down a bit, I'd like to help since I've faced the same delicious dilemma!

      1. Also, it's fun to enjoy the great places and opportunities close to where you are staying, which is....?

        1. Well, I can tell you where Im going for my major birthday... Atelier de Joel Robuchon for lunch. Actually, Im going to Reims on the actual day and cant fit Les Crayeres in between Champagne tastings, so Atelier is the next day.

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          1. re: evening

            And I'm going to jamjam in the basement at Spring for my birthday.

              1. re: Parigi

                Sigh. How come year after year I seem to wind up in a village bar-transformed-into-dinner-room in the Puisaye? Actually, this year we made a diversion and it was a table d'hote in Bretagne. Talk about a bourgeois tragedy! But someday, maybe, Paris?

            1. re: evening

              Ahh my 2 favorites. Joel Robouchon in Paris and Les Crayeres. Good choices. Yeah a 3 hr lunch at Les Crayeres makes a full day of packed Champagne tasting hard!