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Proper attire for Le Cinq (Paris) at lunchtime?

laurenpk Feb 28, 2011 02:59 AM

This is a little random, but i cant find out about attire for Le Cinq, aka what formal/business means for lunch. My husband and I are headed to Le Cinq on Friday for lunch, and I'm trying to figure out if he can get away with suit pants, shirt and tie and nice overcoat (instead of a suit jacket)? Were trying to pack lighter! I'm planning to wear a nice black dress.


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  1. Parigi RE: laurenpk Feb 28, 2011 03:01 AM

    "tie and nice overcoat (instead of a suit jacket)"

    A jacket is more important than a tie.

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      Maximilien RE: laurenpk Feb 28, 2011 03:05 AM

      "I'm planning to wear a nice black dress...."

      Let him dress to impress, but tie optional... it's one of those occasion where one should pack a real jacket and pants.


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      1. re: Maximilien
        Busk RE: Maximilien Feb 28, 2011 05:16 AM

        Yeah. Jacket. Ties are for losers...

        1. re: Busk
          fanoffrance RE: Busk Feb 28, 2011 03:39 PM

          Ha, that confirms I'm a winner ; ) Standard emails from Le Cinq confirming some of my past reservations contained the following clause: "Nous vous informons que le port de la veste est de rigueur pour les messieurs." (wearing jacket is required for men)

          1. re: fanoffrance
            fanoffrance RE: fanoffrance Mar 3, 2011 06:18 AM


            For comparison: "jacket required & tie recommended" at Ducasse's restaurant. Fits with the stuffy corporate atmosphere of the place...

      2. k
        kfoster21 RE: laurenpk Feb 28, 2011 03:49 PM

        Definitely a jacket - although they will graciously supply one if you don't bring your own.

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