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Nov 25, 2011 12:47 PM

Restaurant Pamela Popo

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

    8 Replies
    1. re: John Talbott

      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. ????

      1. re: Parnassien

        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

          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

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

            1. re: John Talbott

              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

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

                1. re: PhilD

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