Recommendation for Thanksgiving in Paris
I'll be in Paris for Thanksgiving. Many years ago, I was in Paris during the holiday and had a wonderful Parisian version of Thanksgiving dinner at a small restaurant/inn. It was fun and delicious to experience the French interpretation of such a traditional American meal. Any suggestions of where to go?
I can't attest to ANY of these -- but
Bistro Saint-Martin is advertising on some of the expat websites: http://bistrotsaint-martin.com/Specia...
The expat magazine Fusac also has lots of ads in this month's edition -- page through this month's issue here: http://www.fusac.info/last/index.html
I believe Joe Allen and Breakfast in America are also doing some version of the meal -- their websites would have more information.
Ralph's (the Ralph Lauren restaurant) is also advertising a meal, but I hesitate to link to it, as I have yet to hear a single flattering review of the place. (Expensive, meh, and horrid service -- from Parisians)
(Can't speak to anything from Joe Allen except their pumpkin pie - friends brought one of their pies to our dinner last year, and it was rubbish. No flavor, burned to a crisp, and layered with granulated sugar to try to mask the burned custard. Not a good impression....)
I'll be in Paris on Thanksgiving with my family also, and we're looking for a place.
But we don't really need American-style - just a good comfortable restaurant where we can relax and have a nice long leisurely meal. We'll be staying in the 7th near the d'Orsay.
Thanks to all who replied. We had an absolutely wonderful time in Paris. Though we made only one reservation before leaving for the trip, we managed to eat well (surprise!) for all four days. It was my daughter's (18 years old) first trip there and she was suitably impressed with the city, the food and the very friendly, helpful Parisians. Thanks again!
We ended up having a very good -- non-traditional -- dinner at L'Ardoise, 28 Rue du Mont Thabor. I had delicious venison with chestnuts and spiced pear and peaches. The menu at 36 euros was very good -- though not the desserts. It was very busy with what seemed to be tourists and non-tourists alike. Perhaps because the food was quite good and the prices are very reasonable. In fact, by the time we left there was a line out the door of those waiting for tables.