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Special dinner in Paris tonight?

propjoe Sep 10, 2012 03:33 AM

Due to the rush of traveling and poor planning on my part I did not make a reservation for tonight. This is the one night my wife and I set aside for a special dinner. From reviewing the boards Spring, Frenchie, Ze kitchen gallerie, and CLAJ seem to be popular. I will be making the reservation today for tonight however. I know CLAJ is closed. A friend recommended Buerre Noisette. We would pay up to 100 euros a person not including booze. Rough estimate. So most of the three stars are out of the question. We are from new York. Have been to Paris a few times but not in a while. We aren't big meat eaters unless it's locavore / farm to table, etc. Any advice would be much appreciated!

  1. John Talbott Sep 10, 2012 12:09 PM

    So Joe, it's now 21h00; we're all waiting to hear how it played out.

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    1. re: John Talbott
      propjoe Sep 10, 2012 03:29 PM

      Thank you all for your advice. Sauturne was booked and I hadn't yet read the Maceo rec and Ze Had a opening available so our choice was easy. Ze Kitchen Gallerie was excellent. The food was fantastic and we couldn't ask for better service. Thanks Paris chowhounders!

    2. ChefJune Sep 10, 2012 10:44 AM

      Maceo is open on Monday and has a delicious and inventive menu. It's a lovely place for a "special" dinner.

      1. John Talbott Sep 10, 2012 06:32 AM

        No question - Ze, most inventive cooking, except for Spring, in Paris.
        Saturne is inventive too but impossible to conduct a conversation in the glass-roofed room.
        Beurre Noisette is fine but not at the same level as Ze or Saturne.

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        1. re: John Talbott
          Nancy S. Sep 10, 2012 07:50 AM

          We were 4 of us at Saturne For dinner a few weeks ago and I didn't find the space noisy, but perhaps I'm accustomed to the crazy din of NYC venues.

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          Nancy S. Sep 10, 2012 06:27 AM

          Saturne is excellent and open on Mondays.

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