Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > France >
Oct 5, 2012 08:39 AM

Restaurant Choices Please Review and Recommend

I am coming to Paris on October 17th for 6 nights with my wife. We have rented an apartment in the 7th district right by the La Tour Maubourg metro stop. We have been to Paris before but only as young tourists and experiencing only the touristy destinations. our goal this time is to wander and experience more of the locals Paris.

Guy Savoy - I have booked a lunch at Guy Savoy for the day after we arrive. We are doing lunch instead of dinner to take advantage of their 110EU per person lunch menu. We enjoy good food and experiences just not sure I'm willing to spend 400EU per person for diner. Is the lunch here a good option? Any recommendations on what to order?

L'Ami Jean - Planning on booking a lunch here. Again suggestions on what to order and opinions on lunch at this restaurant.

Petrelle- I'm going to try and call today and get a diner reservation so this one may not be an option. I'm looking for something romantic and very french and thought this fit the bill. If this isn't available do you have any other recommendations for something similar.

Any other recommendations would be appreciated. I would say 3-400 EU is probably my breaking point for diner without drinks. We are also planning on doing Laudree for BLT lunch with macrons at some point during the trip.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. So, what, among the places we've discussed, other than Savoy, LAJ and Petrelle, grabs you; price, style, area, food. In my book, Savoy, LAJ and Petrelle, are very different places in which I've personally eaten and I myself cannot figure out a common theme/thread.

    1. Agree with your choices for their respective categories.
      Lunch internet special at Savoy is the same as any other diner except price is lower, watch out for wines, can easily make it expensive again.
      Petrelle is a very romantic resto and while food portions are smallish, food is excellent.
      There are enough reports on this board regarding CLAJ, our most written up resto.