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trail 6 Aug 8, 2011 09:00 AM

Hello:

We're not going to Paris until March. Playing with some research. We have rented an apartment in the sixth for two weeks. Plan is to do museums, lunch out, dinner in, except for three nights. Here is the top of my list of what I'm looking at for those dinners;

Dinner

Auberge Pyrenees Cevennes
l'Auberge Bressanne
Au Petit Marguery
Le Florimond

Romantic

La Ferme Saint-Simon
l'Auberge Bressanne
Le Reminet
Le Gaigne
Au Bougnat
Le Coupe Chou
Atelier Maître Albert
Petite Pontoise

Could I have your comments/advice, pls? Looking for ambiance; excellent, non-edgy food; affordable(<200€ with wine for 2). Thanks!

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    Ptipois RE: trail 6 Aug 8, 2011 11:23 AM

    If "excellent" is a requirement, you may already leave out Le Petit Pontoise, Le Coupe-Chou and Au Petit Marguery.

    In the "non-edgy" department I would also recommend L'Assiette, Chez Dumonet-Joséphine and Le Quincy.

    No clear experience of the other places, but I approve of L'Auberge Bressane and L'Auberge Pyrénées-Cévennes has retained its good reputation.

    In the non-edgy but excellent category (but I'm not sure it's quite affordable by the standards you mention), Jean-Pierre Vigato's Apicius would be a good option.

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      Parigi RE: Ptipois Aug 8, 2011 11:37 AM

      Agree with the leave-out list.
      I would also leave out l'Atelier Maître Albert.

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        trail 6 RE: Ptipois Aug 9, 2011 07:56 AM

        Thanks for the advice. If you don't mind my asking, how would you characterize my choices? Is there a trend? Btw, Le Quincy was rather high on my list as well.

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          souphie RE: Ptipois Aug 9, 2011 09:09 AM

          Vigato is definitely out of the budget -- more like 200 pp + wine.

          I wouldn't second l'Assiette, where recent visit have found the ingredients lacking in spite of a nice concept and very good cook. While we're in the disagreement department, I also think pretty highly of the current Petit Marguery. But not of Florimond.

          Atelier Maitre Albert really is not that good and is pretty expensive (might as well have lunch at the flagship Guys Savoy restaurant for barely more). Neither is Petit Pontoise.

          As for your list, it clearly emphasized traditional places. And in that area, my choices would indeed be Quincy, Joséphine, Auberge Bressane, and even Fontaine de Mars.

          Quincy is the funniest experience of them all. Bressane, the most creamy-buttery (and to me that's better than fun). Joséphine the most classical/textbook.

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            Parigi RE: souphie Aug 9, 2011 09:16 AM

            "s for your list, it clearly emphasized traditional places. And in that area, my choices would indeed be Quincy, Joséphine, Auberge Bressane, and even Fontaine de Mars."

            Agreed. But I also thought some of the picks seemed not to be very current.

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              souphie RE: Parigi Aug 9, 2011 11:01 AM

              Some of mine?!

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                Parigi RE: souphie Aug 9, 2011 11:03 AM

                No! (while we're making poulet jaune des Landes à la Julot...)
                I was replying to the OP's question " If you don't mind my asking, how would you characterize my choices? Is there a trend?"
                I see. Again I attached the reply in the wrong place. My bad.

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                  Ptipois RE: Parigi Aug 9, 2011 11:13 AM

                  Another way of putting it would be that you're not likely to find those addresses in Le Fooding or in the Omnivore guide.

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            trail 6 RE: Ptipois Aug 11, 2011 06:53 AM

            Thanks, all, for the responses. In particular, Quincy looks good, if casual; Josephine also looks good, if busy.

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              Delucacheesemonger RE: trail 6 Aug 11, 2011 11:26 AM

              They both seem busy but casual to me, like both very much, if had to choose one it would be Le Quincy.

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                Parigi RE: Delucacheesemonger Aug 11, 2011 11:36 AM

                I'd slightly prefer Joséphine for pure food, - I mean if I were going there only to eat without talking or laughing with anyone, - but I'd choose Le Quincy overwhelmingly for the fun factor.

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