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Dec 10, 2011 10:21 PM

Private Dinning Room for 12

I have spent a lot of time looking at options for a private room for 12 people but so far I haven't found a restaurant that meets all of my criteria.

What I'm looking for:

1. A nice room - formal or semi-formal.
2. A menu with options - a couple of rooms I've looked at insist that we have a single menu for the entire group.
3. English friendly - several of our guests speak no French and have not visited Paris before.

We have a pretty generous budget (250-300 Euro per person including wine).

This is an important occasion and I really want it to be memorable. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. It may help to say what you have already checked out and found not to meet your criteria as it may stop repetition.

    I suspect a lot of the top Michelin starship places could do a set menu with a couple of options (as they have big kitchen brigades) but I don't know if they have smallish private rooms. I always like Maceo which could meet a lot of your criteria but maybe too inexpensive - it does have a good private area though and the food was always good.

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    1. re: PhilD

      Probably Fontaine Gaillon would meet your requirements. They have some interesting private rooms, the setting is elegant and the food and wine were above average the 2 times I visited.

      1. re: PhilD

        The restaurants we have looked the closest at are:

        Le Cinq (they insist on a single menu)
        La Tour D'Argent (insist on a minimum of 15 - plus I'm not sure if the menu is what we're looking for)
        Laperouse (menu wasn't what we are looking for)

      2. a budget perfect for Le Grand Véfour at the Palais Royal (and take me too!) or la Grande Cascade in the Bois de Boulogne

        if the emphasis is on the "cadre" rather than the cuisine, la Club de la Maison des Polytechniciens/ le Poulpry on the rue Poitiers in the 7th and the Maison de l'Amérique Latine on the boulevard St Germain in the 7th are both in rather spectacular hôtels particuliers that always wow foreign visitors ... food is also quite good without being amazing ... but both are preserves of "le tout Paris" so I'm not sure how English-friendly they would be