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trail 6 Dec 14, 2010 11:20 AM

Hello:

I have a chance to stay at the French Military Officers' Club for a week, next year. I recall that their Elite restaurant was excellent, and their café was great value. My memory is from 20 years ago. We will be doing Art museums, are seniors, and will not be carousing in the evening.
What is the Cercle's reputation? What are good luncheon choices for the Art mu7seums?

Thanks!

Jim

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  1. PhilD RE: trail 6 Dec 14, 2010 11:28 AM

    My sister stayed there a few years ago and wasn't enamoured by the restaurant but it is a second hand report so maybe less than accurate, I always thought it was a magnificent looking place and well located. I fondly remember eating in the French Officers Club in Berlin back in the late '70's and the standards then were great, I can't imagine the French military letting them drop....after all the chefs still parade on Bastille Day.

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      trail 6 RE: PhilD Dec 15, 2010 06:15 PM

      Thanks. Anyone else, perhaps who has first-hand experience?
      Also, thoughts on lunch at/near Louvre, Orsay, Rodin, Picasso, Pompidou?

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      Ptipois RE: trail 6 Dec 15, 2010 06:37 PM

      What is the "Cercle du Officier"? Never heard of it.
      In proper French it should be "cercle de l'officier" but I only know of "Cercle national des armées - Maison de l'officier" at Saint-Augustin.

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        trail 6 RE: Ptipois Dec 16, 2010 12:03 PM

        That's the one.

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          Parigi RE: trail 6 Dec 16, 2010 01:47 PM

          I was there for a wedding. Sorriest I don't remember the meal. I don't remember it being memorably bad either.
          Since it is a private club, it is by definition not a destination restaurant, and for that reason unfortunately you probably won't be able to find reviews.

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