Last night in Paris alone: which restaurant?
I'll be leaving France at the end of October and will be in Paris for the last night, alas, solo. But, I still need to eat: where should I go? The last time my husband and i were in the city, last year, we dined at La Regalade and L'Ami Jean and loved both. I've been there and done the foam thing, which is fine, but I'm not so into pyrotechnics and impressive displays when I eat, I just like to dine well. What say you, chowhounders? (Price not so important: I mean, what's one night? Oh, and i don't want to have to get all fancied up by myself either.) I was thinking about: L'Ebauchoir, Le Chateaubriand, Le Bistral, Les Fines Gueules, Cafe de la Nouvelle Marie.... (Good wine list important: I am in the wine business!)
Another good eatery with very interesting wines is Jancou's Vivant. But the 'hood which is vibrant- funky during the day becomes just too funky in the evening. I mean it is very safe, as is the rest of Paris. But when we walked by it last night, - what's wrong with those guys? - it seems everybody on the street was peeing, well, except my husband and me.
Call me uptight, but I will recommend Vivant for lunch only.
Sorry to "jump" in the middle of this thread but the topic is exactly what i was looking for :-) I will be spending about a week alone in Paris and would be glad to get additional options for both lunch and dinner, with very good food, no extra special dressing up and fancy etc., and mostly convinient for solo diner.. Also, are there "exceptional" recommended places in the city for other cuisine like Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Indian and so? Thanks a lot..
The best way to help us help you is to do some search first.
I just tried putting "solo" in the search function (top right) and right away got some interesting threads. Ditto the word "Asian", "Indian", couscous, etc.
Sorriest if you have already done research. Please tell us what you did not like about the restaurants found.
Once you give us something to go on, you will get a lot more concrete answers.
Saturne would be my choice.
1. Great wine list.
2. Great food (sorriest may actually offer fireworks, if it's ok with you.)
3. Dress code: casual chic, not fancy.
4. The counter seats are very comfortable, with a most entertaining view into the hustle and bustle of the kitchen, and are perfect for solo dining.
But what day of the week are you targeting? All restaurants have closing days.