Paris - Recommendations for 10th Anniversary Dinner
My wife and I will be in Paris near the end of September celebrating our 10th anniversary, and I would like your recommendations for one or two "nicer" dinners. We are staying in the 7th Arr.
We are experienced travelers who tend to prefer what I would characterize as local spots. In other words, a place where a typical Paris resident would go for a special, celebratory occasion. While we both enjoy fine dining, we typically do not care for an overly formal atmosphere. Price per person is not a significant factor. Amazing food in a nice, comfortable setting is what we seek.
P.S. If it makes a difference, it has been several years since we were last in Paris.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read and respond.
May I suggest the Cigale Recamier. Lovely, delicious, and surprisingly reasonable restaurant frequented by a lot of french politicians and people in the publishing industry around lunch time. They specializes in souffles but also have many non-souffle items They wood mushroom souffle and the salted caramel souffle are to die for. I went there for a low key 7th anniversary lunch two weeks ago and it was perfect. I think the setting is exactly what you describe but perhaps you want fancier food. They don't have a website, in fact they specifically chose not to make one as they don't want to become too touristy. Here are the contact details:
La Cigale Récamier
4 Rue Récamier, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 45 48 86 58
Congratulations on your anniversary.
You did not get replies probably because there has been a huge volume of similar requests, quite a few most recently. Sometimes the regulars feel like school children being punished and having to write the same replies over and over and over and over and …
And your description of what you like - "Amazing food in a nice, comfortable setting" - is so general that one would not know how to advise. So you don't like crappy food and uncomfortable setting. Let me think… :-)
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Thanks so much. I kind of thought my request was either (a) not specific enough or (b) those who frequently post recommendations believed the topic has been sufficiently addressed. I have perused chowhound.com for years, but never really used the search function all that much. I will check out the suggested threads and post back if there are any lingering questions.