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Violon d'Ingres - takes reservations or not??

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PixieM Apr 3, 2011 04:53 AM

I am a bit confused. We are trying to book for this restaurant for a table in mid April. My partner rang about a week ago, and was told NO BOOKINGS. But on the constant website, it says bookings are essential (but I notice there is no phone number). Can anyone clue me in on this? Thanks!

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    Oakglen Apr 3, 2011 05:33 AM

    01 45 55 15 05 works for me.

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      f2dat06 Apr 3, 2011 08:59 AM

      yes you must reserve at violon and fables, but cocottes does not allow reservations, nor does cafe constant.

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        Porthos Apr 3, 2011 11:03 AM

        Any recent updates on this place? Must haves, price point? Last post I could find was Talbott's 2006 report. The foie gras tongue millefeuille seems like a must. Sounds like the perfect answer to the eternal Paris Sunday night question.

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          souphie Apr 3, 2011 11:10 AM

          Among must haves, I'll definitely list the vanilla soufflé.

          It is a good sunday night option if you can get a table. The restaurant is very professional, very pleasant.

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            tito Dec 31, 2011 05:35 AM

            I had the tounge a few months ago......a memorable dish. If you are there when the wold pidgeon is on the menu.

            A funny note.....when I asked the waiter where the pidgeon was from (they speak fluent english) he went to the kitchen and when he returned he said it was from the Eiffel Tower!

            He then gave my wife a wink and said it was from Scotland........it was a good laugh.

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          PixieM Apr 3, 2011 02:43 PM

          Ah....the number that Oaklglen has given bears no resemblance to the number I have but my partner swears blind that it was Violon he rang.....back to the drawing board. It is down for my last dinner in Paris so that is 3 weeks away and it is not a Sunday night, thank goodness!

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            PixieM Apr 4, 2011 05:15 AM

            Tried the number above and it worked:) That's the final restaurant locked in for our trip in 2 weeks time, thanks for everyone's help.

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            christy319 Jul 25, 2011 09:32 AM

            Does Le Violon still have the 49E (or close) 3 course dinner menu? We've been and thought it was such a great value, and we'll be there again in September.

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              degustazione Jul 25, 2011 12:07 PM

              I successfully made a reservation about three weeks ahead of time for dinner on July 14. There was no problem. I only wish I had spoken up about the not-great table I was given rather than one on the banquette. I suggest asking for the banquette.

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                Klunco Dec 16, 2011 08:52 AM

                Is the 49E dinner menu still being offered?

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              Jerrysfriend Dec 28, 2011 07:25 AM

              I made reservations a couple of weeks in advance and ate dinner there on Thanksgiving. The sole souffle and the millefeuille of tongue were great, but the best part was seeing the beautiful Jennifer Connelly, her husband [British actor] Paul Bettany and their two kids there. We spoke to them briefly.

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