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Restaurant Pamela Popo

campinodave Nov 25, 2011 12:47 PM

Leaving for Paris next week and have read good reviews of this restaurant. Do not see it previously mentioned,can anyone advise. Also hoe is the Frenchie Bar A Vins and can you get in on a Monday evening?

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  1. John Talbott RE: campinodave Aug 20, 2012 11:58 AM

    I got the idea to go from Emmanuel Rubing and Aurelie Chaigneau who reviewed Pamela Popo (awarding it 6 /10), Sep 12.

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      Parnassien RE: John Talbott Aug 20, 2012 05:04 PM

      i like Pamela Popo a lot but only when I'm in trendy mode. The clientele is largely 20-something and 30-something. Occasionally live entertainment ... jazz, chansons, etc. The food, as befitting a chef trained at Ledoyen, is excellent... and great value. Yet, I'm not sure that it's a place that would suit many tourists, especially first-timers. Sundays especially are a very tribal affair.

      Oops, I just noticed that the original post dates from 2011. ????

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        campinodave RE: Parnassien Aug 21, 2012 06:58 AM

        Not a problem, as we will be back in December for a return visit. Unfortunately we did not make it to Pamela Popo last year so I am still interested in input. We have been to Paris many times and I am just curious why you don't think it would be a suitable restaurant for tourists? Any other new recommendations would also be welcomed. We enjoyed many ideas from the board last year especially Le Gaigne Restuarant, Severo and Ze Kitchen Gallerie

        1. re: campinodave
          Parnassien RE: campinodave Aug 21, 2012 03:56 PM

          I think it would be fine for under-40 tourists or anyone who's open-minded enough to appreciate the style vibe. All too many tourists come to Paris searching for clich├ęs and Pamela Popo is, fortunately, not one of them.

          1. re: Parnassien
            John Talbott RE: Parnassien Aug 21, 2012 04:05 PM

            Great for me at my age but then Soupie always says I like hipster restos.

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              Parnassien RE: John Talbott Aug 21, 2012 04:24 PM

              somehow i don't think you're a typical tourist... and most curmudgeons have, I suspect, inner hipsters... it's only the awfully predictable and the relentlessly ordinary that irritates them

              1. re: Parnassien
                PhilD RE: Parnassien Aug 22, 2012 05:01 AM

                First time I have heard curmudgeon used as a compliment....!

                1. re: PhilD
                  shanemio RE: PhilD Aug 22, 2012 08:06 AM

                  "the awfully predictable and the relentlessly ordinary" *I think I love you*

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                    ChefJune RE: shanemio Aug 22, 2012 01:01 PM

                    ditto. That's a good one!

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