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Jun 9, 2012 02:41 PM

new good restaurants in Paris?

I will be in Paris for July with my husband (9th anniversary during that time, too!) and we'd like to book a couple of good mid to possibly high range restaurants. Last year we tried and loved Yam'Tcha and Sola, more recently Terroir Parisien. Any new ones of that type we shouldn't miss?

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  1. I don't know how new you're looking for but have you tried Kei or Neva Cuisine? They both opened last year so aren't new, new.

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    1. re: PattyC

      We are a minority of two who failed to appreciate Neva Cuisine. It is a pretty room, uncrowded seating, nice linen, pleasant welcome, attentive service and decent food. But we failed to have the moments of delight or joy that we experience in other modern restaurants, eg Saturne, Le Galopin, Chatomat, Rino, etc...

      1. re: mangeur

        If I'm not the second one in the minority of, here's a third one.

        1. re: mangeur

          Will also look into the last 3, 4 mentioned here--tell us more if you're up to it.

        2. re: PattyC

          Thanks for the advice--going to try to book Kei and Passage 53 (don't know how new that is)--more/all suggestions, comments welcome!

          1. re: mrouq

            Agape Substance is not yet one year old and simply fabulous. I went the second week it opened and then again in May. It's now more amazing than ever. Agape Substance and Passage 53 are my two favorite restaurants in Paris.

            1. re: Nancy S.

              Aaaah, thanks! Trying to also get a res at Passage 53!

              1. re: Nancy S.

                Kei and Le Galopin were two of my favorite restaurants during my week in Paris. Both very worth looking into with Kei being more of a high end, polished and perfectly executed experience and Galopin being casual with great, inventive food.

                I didn't go to Agape Substance again on this trip, but I did last year and it was a standout favorite as well. Probably even more so than Kei or Le Galopin if you want an intellectual experience - their food is very clever and subtle but still delicious.

                1. re: tomotsu

                  Great--will reserve Agape Substance tomorrow, too!

          2. Au fils des saisons in the Marais. Quaint but dedicated owner and chef. And this is not expensive at all.