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theskyflyer Apr 26, 2012 04:30 AM

Five of us will be spending 5 days in Paris in a couple of weeks and we're very excited.

We have the following planned and I'm wondering if you guys could comment on them (too similar, too heavy for 1 day, there's better choice, better for lunch/dinner vv, etc).

Day 1
Lunch LE CINQ
Dinner LA REGALADE

Day 2
Lunch - LES BISTRONOMES
Dinner CHEZ L'AMI JEAN

Day 3
Lunch KEI
Dinner SEPTIME

Day 4
Lunch PINXO
Dinner L'AGAPE SUBSTANCE

Plus.... ANGELINA for hot chocolate, GENIN for pasties, HERME for macaron,

Should I substitute one of those for SPRING or FRENCHIE?

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    jock Apr 26, 2012 09:19 AM

    I'd skip Bistronomes. Mediocre at best. Nothing made me even think about wanting to return. Juveniles across the street is much better, if less fancy, and it is less expensive.

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      PattyC Apr 26, 2012 10:15 AM

      I feel like the food at Juveniles used to be much better. My last visit (November) the food felt like an afterthought. I still like going there just not for food anymore. Considering wine bars in the same area, I think the food at Willi's is better. I also like Verjus wine bar but it's not open for lunch.

      There's no way I could eat dinner at La Regalade after lunch at Le Cinq.

      Septime is fairly light. It's one of the few places I've ever walked out of slightly hungry (not necessarily a bad thing) but even being fairly light, I'm not sure I could do it after lunch at Kei but if you have a healthy appetite, it's possible and not nearly as heavy as the Le Cinq/La Regalade combo.

      I thought Pinxo was just OK but it's been a couple of years since I dined there. On the plus side, you can eat light there :)

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        plafield Apr 26, 2012 01:37 PM

        I also could NEVER eat dinner at La Regalade after lunch at Le Cinq. I strongly suggest doing these 2 on different days even if you have enormous appetite.

    2. Parigi Apr 26, 2012 04:42 AM

      All good to very good picks.
      But 2 meals a day is really not enjoyable. Better stick to one major meal a day. Otherwise you eat with less pleasure, and your dining memory is a blur.

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        dcbbq Apr 26, 2012 01:13 PM

        That ccertainly is true for a long stay and certainly for residents, but for a mere 5 days....I might skip the macaron...and go with 2 rather than 3 courses at lunch

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