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Paris restaurant open New Years Eve, 1st time visitor Family with 3 teens

Any suggestions for a family dinner that won't break the bank and will be open New Years Eve in Paris? Traveling with 3 teens for first trip to Europe. Any advice appreciated.

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  1. Since I think you are new to CH, I will give you pointers.

    First, search is your friend. Type "new years eve" in that search box in the upper right corner.

    Read the threads. A few samples are below.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/799827
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/740214
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/824335

    I was planning a trip to Paris over Christmas/NY holiday and based some research and on the advice I got from the posters on this board, nixed that idea and came in the spring instead. Uniform reaction was that dining out on NYE was not worth it. Good luck looking for a reasonable priced family NYE dinner. Unless by reasonable you mean €100 pp.

    1. Domain de Lintilac should be open for St Sylvestre. Highly affordable, but check to see if they are doing anything special. Link to their reservation page:

      http://www.lintillac-paris.com/102/En...

      Get the cassoulet (first choice) and the confit de canard.

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      1. re: Steve

        Thank you very much Steve, I just clicked the link and there are more than 1, I am staying in the Latin Quarter, which one would be closer?
        Restaurant - Paris 9th
        54, rue Blanche

        Metro: Blanche
        Restaurant - Paris 2nd
        10, rue Saint Augustin

        Metro: Bourse
        Restaurant - Paris 16th
        7, avenue de Versailles / 9, quai Louis Blériot

        Métro Passy ou Mirabeau - RER C : Kennedy Radio France

        1. re: cosmogals

          None are especially close to you.
          The least remote is 10, rue Saint Augustin.
          The most remote and most boring 'hood is is 7, avenue de Versailles / 9, quai Louis Blériot

      2. All the advice given is sage and I'm probably too old a goat to spoil the NYear's show but things get a little crazy, drunken and cherry-bombing; stay walking distance or take buses; where will you be, that is, what address & Metro?

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        1. Colette Monsat in today's 'scope suggested:
          Les brasseries.
          Chez Lipp, le Bar à Huîtres, le Terminus Nord, le Ballon des Ternes, le Café de l'Alma
          Les tables étrangères
          Aphrodite, chez Mme Shawn
          Les inclassables
          Le Coq Rico, la Maison de l'Aubrac

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          1. re: John Talbott

            "la Maison de l'Aubrac"
            Yesterday another denizen of this site suggested we go there New Years’ Eve lunch for terrific beef and there were at least three families with small kids (they serve burgers). The service left something to be desired (hard to get their attention and double billed Colette for her main) but the beef from the owner's farm was quite good and I got to bring the cotes de boeuf bone home. They are open 24/24, 7/7.

          2. Are you staying in an apartment? My first NYE in Paris was spent with our 3 teens and after looking at the high-priced menus we decided to order seafood from the market which we cooked and ate in our apartment...something I did the other 2 NYE's I spent in Paris as well, even without the kids! For the last one we didn't really "cook" anything but bought a roast chicken and potatoes and cheese and bread of course a fabulous dessert, and lots of champagne, which you can afford if you eat in...on second thought I advise that route even if you are in a hotel!

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            1. re: sistereurope

              I've been spending NYEve for 20 years at home; and on another thread, with others suggest you can do far better getting off the street, Lavinia, Galeries L and Bon Marche supreme oysters, caviar. foie gras and things teens might crave.

              1. re: sistereurope

                Most likely will go a market and pick up and just enjoy walking around the Latin Quarter. We have a couple days before to get our bearings and figure out where would be a good place to take out. We will be in Amsterdam and London for the week before and there will be plenty of restaurant time. Thanks for the advice!

                1. re: sistereurope

                  <For the last one we didn't really "cook" anything but bought a roast chicken and potatoes and cheese and bread of course a fabulous dessert, and lots of champagne, which you can afford if you eat in...on second thought I advise that route even if you are in a hotel!>

                  Ditto!