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

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cosmogals Oct 16, 2012 01:01 PM

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.

  1. sistereurope Dec 13, 2012 05:36 PM

    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
      John Talbott Dec 13, 2012 05:44 PM

      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.

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        cosmogals Dec 13, 2012 05:47 PM

        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
          ChefJune Dec 14, 2012 08:29 AM

          <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!

        2. John Talbott Dec 12, 2012 09:27 AM

          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
            John Talbott Jan 1, 2013 01:51 AM

            "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. John Talbott Oct 24, 2012 12:31 PM

            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. re: John Talbott
              John Talbott Dec 31, 2012 01:50 PM

              So tonight it was

               
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              Steve Oct 24, 2012 07:38 AM

              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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                cosmogals Oct 24, 2012 07:42 AM

                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
                  Parigi Oct 24, 2012 08:10 AM

                  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

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                Bkeats Oct 17, 2012 06:42 AM

                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.

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