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Oct 11, 2010 09:55 AM

Restaurant for Paris Party

I will be flying over to Paris in late November to celebrate a milestone birthday. I would like to invite my Parisian friends and relatives to a celebratory Sunday luncheon and am looking for restaurant recommendations. The party may be as large as 20. The restaurant can be cosy or elegant but should have a festive ambiance and good food. My ideal budget is about $50-$60 a person although I could go higher (or lower!) for the right place. The guests all live fairly centrally and are almost all French.

Thank you for your help.

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  1. Not saying this is typical. Last night ate at a very good but very unfussy bistro for dinner.The two of us had plats, desserts, bottled water. The two of us had no entrees, no wine, and no coffee. The total was 88 euros or $124. This was one of the least expensive places l have been to dinner at in the last month or two.

    1. Does the dollar sign mean US$? It would be helpful for all if you could be clear, thanks.
      Les Papilles, a wine-focused bistro serving good food, has a very nice cellar which the resto is willing to reserve for parties of 12 persons minimum. It can surely accommodate 20.

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      1. re: Parigi

        I think he meant Zim dollar. He's going to have a tough time finding something...

      2. Thanks!

        The dollar sign does indeed mean USD. Les Papilles is a great suggestion. I sent them an email. Would still like more ideas in case they don't have space . . .


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        1. re: montoya

          Indeed, Les Papilles was my second choice for my own party which shall be in the basement at Spring. Other possibilities for food and noise are the upstairs at the Bastide Odeon, Petit Colombier (where I held my last one in a private room upstairs as well) and the private back-room at the Terminus Nord (where I held another one - so-so food, but fabuously settinged, faux-Tiffany ceilings). See there are advantages to being really, really old.

          1. re: John Talbott

            Thank you for your post! Unfortunately according to their web sites Bastide Odeon, Petit Colombier, and Les Papilles are closed for Sunday lunch.

            Still looking for suggestions . . . .