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Going to Paris, looking for escargot!

J Goud Mar 3, 2011 07:27 AM

Going to Paris mid-August would like to have a casual French dinner of escargot, bread and wine somewhere in Ile St-Loius. Recommendations, please.

Also, I'd like a recommendation for a lovely restaurant along the Seine in the 8th. Merci!

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  1. Parigi RE: J Goud Mar 3, 2011 07:32 AM

    Usually August is not escargot season.
    Otherwise, Le Quincy has ok escargots but it is not near the 8th and may be closed for August, like most restos.

    1. Delucacheesemonger RE: J Goud Mar 3, 2011 11:07 AM

      Here comes my usual rant, esgargot, while hideously expensive at L'Ami Louis,are the ones that all others are compared to. They are huge and fabulous, major YUM

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        Busk RE: Delucacheesemonger Mar 3, 2011 05:09 PM

        I think I'm gonna have to pull the trigger on that. Now, to get a res...

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          Oakglen RE: Busk Mar 3, 2011 05:41 PM

          I am told that the old L'Escargot has been much improved in the last few years. Might be worth a try; it was a great spot back in the day. BTW, size is only one criterion.

      2. PBSF RE: J Goud Mar 3, 2011 07:25 PM

        For snails, I second the above mentioned L'Escargot Montorgueil. We had dinner there last year with friends who thought the snails were excellent. The rest of the food has improved but overpriced. Except for the snails, entrees were around 35E and plats were about 45E. Can't beat the history and beautiful interior. Go for the snails and a glass of wine for lunch, then cross the street to Stroher for a sweet.

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