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When I lived in Paris 10 years ago, this was one of my family's favorite restaurants. Has anyone been recently? Is it still good? Also any thoughts on le coup Chou (or something like that)?

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  1. I don't believe this. We just mentioned L'Epi Dupin a couple of hours ago. May I urge you to use the search function first.
    You can also search under the spelling Le Coupe-Chou. Pretty interior. One does not go there for the food.

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    L'Epi Dupin
    11 Rue Dupin, Paris, Île-de-France 75006, FR

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    1. re: Parigi

      Doucement, doucement, Parigi. I have no doubt that I've asked this kind of question a hundred times in various forms and forums.

      Continuing, I wouldn't cash an evening at either of the mentioned restaurants. Read back through several weeks of this forum and you will find many good addresses. Otherwise, pose a question that succinctly defines the kind of dining experience you are looking for.

    2. L'Epi Dupin is mainly a tourist show. They give 2 "performances" per night, at 2 sittings. Not a place to experience Paris.

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      1. I think L'Epi Dupin was pretty good 10 years ago. Slowly the quality has deteriorated. And a few years ago, they changed the decor from simple rustic to basic modern black; really ugly.

        An earlier poster commented about 2 sittings per night and that is no way to "experience" Paris. That should not be a reflection of how good the place is. No Parisian bistro or brasserie can make it without turning their tables in the evening. I consider 2 sittings to be fair; a few popular ones even more.

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        L'Epi Dupin
        11 Rue Dupin, Paris, Île-de-France 75006, FR

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        1. re: PBSF

          I disagree. Most Parisians go to a restaurant between 8-9PM and stay about 2 hours. Are you saying that a second-sitting of folks come in to begin their meal at 10-11PM? Maybe at a select few places that are open very late, but it is definitely not the norm.

          1. re: menton1

            As a local, I too tend to eat later.
            The ideal time would be around 9pm.
            That's not a problem for restaurants with only one seating for the whole evening.
            But in popular restaurants with two seatings, the first seating starts at 7:30. The second seating then starts at 9:30 the earliest, or as late as 10pm or 10:15. Many times we have dined at such an hour at L'Ami Jean, which I do prefer to dining there at the early bird 7:30pm.
            But frankly I don't know what you disagree with. Am only sharing what this local does. :-)

            1. re: Parigi

              I disagree with the statement that "No Parisian bistro or brasserie can make it without turning their tables in the evening. ".

              IMO more Parisian restaurants do not turn the tables, people come in between 8-9, and that's it. I did say there were exceptions. But Parisians don't like to eat before 8, so I would surmise many of the 2 sitters are for tourists...

              1. re: menton1

                "more Parisian restaurants do not turn the tables, people come in between 8-9, and that's it."

                In my experience, only the starred restaurants, or those with such stellar ambition, do so. Therefore a minority.
                O and the not very successful restaurants too, those with not many diners. But they don't count.

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