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Jun 27, 2012 01:07 PM

L Ami Jean resie

How can I make a reservation for L Ami Jean in July? There's no email on the website and was wondering if there's another option besides calling??

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  1. When in Paris do as the French do - call.

    3 Replies
    1. re: PhilD

      Is this a place that I am going to need perfect french when I call or will we be able to get by on a mix of bad english and worse french? I am thinking of calling in a few minutes.

      1. re: naughtyb

        Most places in France are OK with English if your are patient and understanding. The person who picks up the phone may not be great but try probably know someone who is OK. But If you call mid service at lunchtime or dinner expect the "bums rush".

        I also think if you launch into English without a bonjour and a parlez-vous anglais then you deserve what you get. I have seen this when drinking in bars, my conviviable server who was coping with my appalling franglais turned into the stereotypical nasty mean French server when tourist were not polite, they then reverted to the very pleasant person when serving us. Manners are so important.

        CLJ. Will be fine if you are polite.

        1. re: PhilD

          Oh yeah. Totally understand this and am very sensitive to it. I just put myself in their position. It would be completely rude of anyone to call to where I work or see me in person and to just expect that I speak their language. I always start out with Bonjour and Parlez vous anglais? By the time I have half of it out, they are usually already speaking in English! But I always put in the effort.

    2. Sort of depends on who answers the phone, two of the waitstaff are excellent in English, especially Mario who has been there since it opened, but others are not.
      Good luck.

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      1. re: Delucacheesemonger

        Thanks Deluca. When I called, it seemed to be during a very busy time. The gentleman that I spoke to said to call back at 6:30 for anyone who is curious about the best time to call.