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La Regalade St. Honore for post-wedding family dinner?

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bbares81 Nov 14, 2010 04:55 PM

We were looking for a festive atmosphere and great food for a post-wedding (getting married on a bridge over the Seine) mid-week celebration...7 people. Wine list sounds perfect...

The price seems right and the reviews are great...am I on the right track here or is there some reason that we should look elsewhere for this type of meal.

  1. ChefJune Nov 15, 2010 09:00 AM

    I think John meant that LRSH is very popular and likely to be crowded.

    IIWM, I would book the Library room at Maceo and just walk on over after the ceremony.

    Congratulations on your upcoming marriage. ;)

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      John Talbott Nov 15, 2010 11:09 AM

      Indeed, congrats.

      No, I meant if I were celebrating a marriage I wouldn't want to be 7 in a room of 30, I'd choose a place with a private room that has decent food like ChefJ (in my experience, that's places like Les Papilles, la Bastide Odeon, Le Petit Colombier, Spring/Downstairs, and even Terminus Nord (which has a room with a cool faux-Tiffany ceiling) - Michelin and moribund websites have lists of private room places).

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        bbares81 Nov 15, 2010 01:32 PM

        We were very split between a private dining room and a more festive atmosphere. We leaned toward a more celbratory atmosphere....

        Top notch food at a reasonable price was considered the number one priority (close to the Louvre was another)...

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          mangeur Nov 15, 2010 01:37 PM

          If cost is not an issue, I personally would opt for Spring's basement.

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            bbares81 Nov 15, 2010 05:12 PM

            I am afraid cost is an issue....I am not paying...her parents are....

            40 Euro a tasting menu is king of what I was looking at....we will be ordering a lot of bottles of wine on top...

            La Regalade seemed to be 31-35 Euro...

            Is spring a lot more than that? I cannot find a menu online and it is not listed in the 2010 red book.

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              mangeur Nov 15, 2010 06:00 PM

              Spring won't work.. Le Regalade will provide lots of company. Whether this is a convivial atmosphere is debatable. LR Saint Honore is much more staid than the mother ship in the 14th. Chef June's suggestion is a good one for a more personal and contained venue.

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                Nancy S. Nov 16, 2010 05:23 AM

                My side of the debate -- La Regalade is not very festive. I thought the food was fine (though I was expecting better), but the atmosphere is not that charming and the lighting is harsh.

              2. re: bbares81
                John Talbott Nov 16, 2010 01:27 AM

                "Is spring a lot more than that? I cannot find a menu online and it is not listed in the 2010 red book."
                Yup 64E upstairs and that's before the now high priced wine about which I'll be posting today elsewhere.
                Downstairs I'll tell you in a couplaweeks when I try to control costs myself for a celebration I do not intend to drive me to the poor house.

            2. re: bbares81
              Parigi Nov 15, 2010 01:42 PM

              Near the Louvre and the Seine, Spring, of course, if price is no object.
              If price is object, le Reminet has a very nice, warm-feeling basement.

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                ChefJune Nov 16, 2010 06:34 AM

                Maceo is also close to the Louvre.. well, closer to the Palais Royale. ;)

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                  bbares81 Nov 16, 2010 01:22 PM

                  Maceo looks great...this is my one concern: Her parents are not very adventurous...they are from rural mississippi and georgia. My fiance now tries everything being that we live in New Orleans, and I am extremely adventurous eater....

                  With that said, the tasting menus I see for 32/38 euro offer no variety of choices....just one choice per course. I am concened for them to no have options when ordering a set menu.

                  Perhaps I am over-thinking this as they could just order a la carte...

                  1. re: bbares81
                    PhilD Nov 16, 2010 04:49 PM

                    I think you are over thinking it. Maceo isn't at all radical and I am certain they will go simple if you ask, give them a call and chat to them - their English is fine. It is a beautiful room, very Parisian, and thus will be wonderfully memorable for the entire group. Probably the best bang for the buck in terms of Parisian old style glamour.

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                      bbares81 Nov 17, 2010 10:23 AM

                      Maceo was very nice. I have a phone meeting set up with them for tomorrow.

                      I still want to go to La Regalade St. Honore...tried calling for weekday reservations (no one spoke english apparently) and emailed 3 days ago (no response)....I don't see any online reservations options.

                      I feel like I have to book soon since its so popular (I may be too late), but I just want a Monday or Tuesday...any advice?

                      1. re: bbares81
                        PhilD Nov 17, 2010 11:13 AM

                        See if you can book the "Bibliotècque Salace" at Maceo. Whilst it is a private space it is simply separated from the main restaurant it by a few stairs (no door) - like a small mezzanine. You don't feel isolated but you can still feel like a special party.

                        1. re: bbares81
                          John Talbott Nov 17, 2010 11:24 AM

                          "any advice?"
                          Drop by.

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                            bbares81 Nov 17, 2010 11:31 AM

                            I will ask for the room, Phil...thank you.

                            We won't be in Paris until the 25th....arriving in Nice on the 17th...

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                              bbares81 Nov 18, 2010 06:41 AM

                              I have reserved the Bibliotecque in Maceo...thank you for the advice!

                              It appears that willi's wine bar will fill the void in between "I do" and dinner...

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                                mdb2011 Feb 13, 2011 05:31 PM

                                Hello -

                                Congratulations! How was the Bibliotecque in Maceo? I am thinking of having a post "I do" dinner party at Maceo for 25 people. Would love to hear if you enjoyed your dinner, did they give you a special menu, how was the wine list.. etc..

          2. John Talbott Nov 15, 2010 07:20 AM

            No, except if you want privacy.

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              bbares81 Nov 15, 2010 08:50 AM

              Is it closed?

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