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Sep 7, 2010 09:37 AM

Frenchie Message

We are having a bit of trouble deciphering the new outgoing message on the machine. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

thanks all

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  1. My first advice was "forget about them". But then I remembered that fighting the hypos is not smart and that I find it annoying when other posters do it.

    So here's what it says: "we're closed until sept 7, we'll resume taking reservations the evening of sept 7". Which is obviously not true since the evening of sep 7 is now and no one is picking up.

    Seriously, the guys don't want you. Why would you insist?

    1. Tend to agree with my esteemed colleague's post above. Was there last year and the entire place sort of acted like the phone message stuff. Food was good, but nothing that made me want to return as well as a couple of gaffs , maybe l am the anamoly, that has happened before

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      1. re: Delucacheesemonger

        Thanks S and D. I suppose playing hard to get is working is psychological magic on us. Would much rather spend the evening in question at spring but we have been relegated to the wait list.

        1. re: alyssabrooke

          To push a restaurant on you that none on this board touts but me, try 'Le Grand Pan' in the 15th about three blocks from the marches au puces at Porte de Vanves. It is on Rue Rosenwald and they specialize in just a few things. Superb cotes de whatever for two, porc, veau,boeuf (Limousin) that are excellent and not pricey and they have 20-30 wines by carafe pulled from barrels in the basement. Rarely crowded due to where it is and l have been going at least once a trip since they opened a few years back. Owned and run by the owners of Trochet, which l was not thrilled with.

          1. re: Delucacheesemonger

            Yes, Grand Pan is good and cheap. Should go more often.

              1. re: alyssabrooke

                Contact me on my info page we can have a chowhound meeting

                1. re: Delucacheesemonger

                  Loving that it is open on mondays. seeing good things written across the board (internet). We are staying in the 6th, so may be a bit of a trek, but I am thinking it may be a good trip out of our comfort zone. anyone have a menu handy? if not what is the price point? "cheap" as we all know is a relative term...

                  1. re: alyssabrooke

                    Wines top at 30-33 Euros for a full carafe. Cotes du whatever range from 38, l think, for the porc to 55, l think again, for the boeuf, with the veau in the middle. That is to serve two.

              2. re: Delucacheesemonger

                Not true, I had grerat meals there I wrote up.

                1. re: Delucacheesemonger

                  I like it also and have recommended it here a couple of times...had the 2nd best pork chop ever and a great bowl of coquillages.

                  1. re: Laidback

                    What was your favorite ? One at Little Owl in NY was also awesome for me.

                    1. re: Delucacheesemonger

                      At Auguste, a place unappreciated on this forum, but what do I was 5 yrs. ago.

            1. To be fair, the message did not lie -- at my second call, someone picked up and I was able to make a reservation for oct 5 -- that's all they had. It's for a friend.

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              1. re: souphie

                incroyable! you must have the magic touch as I cannot seem to get through~

                1. re: alyssabrooke

                  I finally got through yesterday just after 7 p.m., curious and stubborn as I am. (Kept getting the answering machine the day before, must have been Souphie tying up the line.) Got a lunch res for mid-October.

                2. re: souphie

                  incidentally, I just popped by there today at lunch time (closed for lunch but Greg was there). Apparently he just updated his message today (i think) to add the resuming lunch schedule & also suggests trying to call at the end of lunch shifts to maybe get someone on the line when they have a server there who will answer the phone.

                  1. re: forestcollins

                    If it helps - I finally got through after calling a few times - they are fully booked till January 2011!

                    1. re: sunshine26

                      Ahhhh, I dunno, a guy from São Paulo today at Le Gaigne (an excellent meal, I must say) said he was into Frenchie tonite.

                3. They only have their phone lines open for 1 hour 2 days a week.

                  Its really not that bad i call there all the time.