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One night, one restaurant.....where would you go?

url31 Apr 16, 2012 07:15 AM

I will be in Paris for 2 nights in July. I have one free night to have an amazing meal. There are so many posts about the choices, but it seems like most people have more time to try several places. If you only had one night, where would you go?

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  1. Laidback RE: url31 Apr 16, 2012 07:25 AM

    Am I paying or are you?

    1. ChefJune RE: url31 Apr 16, 2012 08:16 AM

      It might depend upon which two nights you will be there. Many Paris restaurants are closed over the weekends, and many more are closed on Mondays. Which night are you planning to be there?

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        url31 RE: ChefJune Apr 16, 2012 08:23 AM

        Consider money is not an issue for a Saturday night dinner.

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          Laidback RE: url31 Apr 16, 2012 08:39 AM

          If money was not a concern I would choose Le Cinq.

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        Maximilien RE: url31 Apr 16, 2012 08:29 AM

        What kind of food are you interested in ?

        French traditional ? comfort food ? more modern endeavor ? high-end ? mid-end ?
        Are you adventurous ? Are wines important ?

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          url31 RE: Maximilien Apr 16, 2012 09:20 AM

          To be honest, I don't have a particular type of food in mind. I am more open minded than my travel partner, but he is willing to try anything. I would prefer French traditional, but if there is an amazing place that is something else, I am open. Wine is important, but I can find a good bottle most anywhere, so I don't need to focus on a place with an exhaustive list.

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            Dustin_E RE: url31 Apr 16, 2012 09:53 AM

            >> Consider money is not an issue for a Saturday night dinner.
            >> I would prefer French traditional

            l'Ambroisie is open on saturdays.

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          PattyC RE: url31 Apr 16, 2012 08:43 AM

          What aspects of a meal are important to you for it to be considered amazing? Based on food alone, I wouldn't say Le Cinq is amazing but the whole package (atmosphere, service, etc) is very nice.

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            url31 RE: PattyC Apr 16, 2012 09:21 AM

            I have heard varying reports on Le Cinq. I am looking for the whole package, but if the food isn't up to par, I don't want to spend lots of money and not enjoy the meal.

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              PhilD RE: url31 Apr 16, 2012 12:51 PM

              Any of the 3 stars. But you need to be more decisive about style you want as they are different - modern to traditional. Le Cinq is good but hasn't made 3 stars yet and from my last visit I could understand why.

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                jock RE: PhilD Apr 16, 2012 01:03 PM

                Have to agree on Le Cinq. Tho many on this board love it IMO it may have one too many.

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