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Is dinner at Septime a no-choice menu?

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Ffromsaopaulo Aug 28, 2011 04:09 PM

My companion and I will be in Paris in about 2 months and I want to go to Septime, but he doesn't like going to no-choice menu restaurants. I read that at lunch there are 2 choices per course. Is it the same at night or is it a no-choice menu?
How many weeks in advance should I make a reservation?
Thanks in advance!

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    Nancy S. Aug 29, 2011 06:33 AM

    Only if you choose the 55 Euro "Carte Blanche" will there be no choice. Otherwise, as noted, there are several choices per course.

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      Ffromsaopaulo Aug 29, 2011 07:02 AM

      Thanks for the answers. Do you think 3 weeks before going is a good time for calling?

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        Parigi Aug 29, 2011 07:14 AM

        Yup.

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          Ffromsaopaulo Aug 30, 2011 08:15 AM

          Thanks!
          I'll report back.

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            Mr Bigglesworth Nov 1, 2011 11:37 AM

            What are the current prices for dinner and lunch for Septime?

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              Delucacheesemonger Nov 2, 2011 02:17 AM

              On way to Place Aligre this AM, stopped at Septime and asked. Lunch choice of two options per course, three course 26 euros, four courses 38 euros. Included is a glass of wine and a demi of water. Dinner is 55 euros by the prix fixe of 5 courses, a la carte runs about 75-80 euros.

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              Ffromsaopaulo Nov 4, 2011 01:28 PM

              Just got back from Paris, but couldn't make it to Septime, not because my companion got afraid of a no-choice menu. As a matter of fact, we ended up at Astrance and Agape-Substance. I'll try to write a post as soon as my work allows me to.
              Best regards.

      2. mangeur Aug 28, 2011 05:00 PM

        I don't remember there being any choices. But, as the French recommend, you enter "with your eyes closed", and leave not only with them open, your horizons expanded and your mind and stomach content. There are no weird products on the no choice menu. And in similar instances, when faced with a less than favorite ingredient, I have found that, as presented, it was surprisingly consumable and, moreover, a happy new find.
        In short, Septime is in no way frightening.

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          mangeur Aug 29, 2011 03:03 AM

          "Wrong!" at the top of my lungs! Here is a lunch menu from Septime. There were indeed, as you wrote, several choices per course.

           
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