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3 stars recommendation

greenpark Sep 18, 2011 12:55 AM

Which 3 stars restaurant would you currently recommend in France, based on recent experiences? Which have the best quality food for the price asked (carte or menu but not considering lunch deals)?
Maybe separating Paris/rest of the country and traditional/more innovative cuisine

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    Maximilien Sep 18, 2011 08:52 AM

    If you want to go to a 3*, IMO, then you need not "care" (*) about price; They all are very pricy.

    What are you looking for ? classical or more contemporary cuisine ?
    is the setting important ? (i.e. grand hotel setting vs. more intimate )?

    Have a look at uhockey's recent 3* visit to Paris ( search for him on this forum, or go to his blog http://endoedibles.com/?cat=469 ); he went wild and tried a few different 3* stars.

    (*) within a certain limit ... excluding lunch specials.

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    1. re: Maximilien
      greenpark Sep 18, 2011 09:49 AM

      I'm not really looking for anything particular - just want to know current opinions and on both type of cuisine.

      Agreed about price, that's why I was referring to food quality because for the same price you do not necessarily get top quality... so maybe if you could just do one 3 stars, you'd rather hit the top one :)

      I've read uhockey's reviews when he posted - great ones. But looking for more opinions and not only Paris (how are Pic, Blanc, Loiseau, Troisgros, Lameloise, Bras, Arnsbourg, Côte St Jacques, and so on lately?)

      1. re: greenpark
        DaTulip Sep 18, 2011 11:17 AM

        We love Lameloise. Food is always first rate & the wines are reasonable for what they are. I always expect to see wine prices marked up more at the stared places, but not so here. Setting is nice & maybe because of the small town locale, the pace feels even more relaxed (which is not to say that they are slow or inefficient - not the case at all).

        Have not been to Loiseau, but if their one star in Beaune is any indicator, I wouldn't bother.

        1. re: greenpark
          Delucacheesemonger Sep 18, 2011 11:20 AM

          This is only my opinion.
          Pic, Neutral
          Blanc, NO
          Loiseau, NO
          Troisgros, YES
          Lameloise, Have not been
          Bras, YES
          Arnsbourg, Neutral
          Côte St Jacques NO

          Again in my humble opinion, All my NO's were dreadful, not *** but dreadful at any level.

          1. re: Delucacheesemonger
            ChefJune Sep 19, 2011 09:31 AM

            DCM: curious how current your experiences are. I know that things change.

            1. re: Delucacheesemonger
              greenpark Sep 19, 2011 12:09 PM

              Curious like ChefJune :) Also if specific dishes triggered the NOs/YESs

              1. re: greenpark
                Delucacheesemonger Sep 19, 2011 02:21 PM

                Dishes did not trigger. St Jacques, Loiseau, Arnsbourg within last three years
                Bras,Blanc about 5 years ago
                Troisgros 8 years ago

                1. re: Delucacheesemonger
                  rswatkins Sep 20, 2011 05:10 AM

                  Yikes! Not a good batting record.

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