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Waiting times for Le Comptoir Pierre Sang on a Sat night

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debra1234 Dec 20, 2012 08:28 PM

We are thinking of going to either Le Comptoir (went a couple of years ago and loved) or Pierre Sang (looks amazing) on Saturday, December 30th. Suggestions for each on how early we need to arrive to avoid an extremely long wait? Thanks.

  1. Parnassien Dec 21, 2012 12:27 AM

    Saturday night, swarms of suburbanites, lots of Thalys and Eurostar weekenders, and many other restaurants closed for the holidays... just impossible to predict what waiting times would be. For Pierre Sang, I'd show up at opening time (7pm). I wouldn't even attempt Le Comptoir du Relais or any restaurant without rezzies in this part of the 6th simply because St Germain des Prés bursts at the seams at weekends.

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    1. re: Parnassien
      PhilD Dec 21, 2012 12:49 AM

      The usual advice is to go early or go late.....maybe 6:30 or 7:00 or after 9:30. Le Comptoir now has the wine bar next door so not a barbaric wait for a table.

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      debra1234 Dec 21, 2012 08:35 AM

      Thanks Phil and Parnassian, this is helpful I will indeed avoid the 6th. I've tried many, many other places already and either they were closed or I could not get a reservation. Still trying a few more, but planning to keep Pierre Sang in mind as my 'back up".

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      1. re: debra1234
        boredough Dec 22, 2012 02:38 PM

        You might have figured it out already, but Saturday is the 29th, not the 30th. If you're phoning around and mentioning the date only, this might have a bearing on availability.

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          debra1234 Dec 22, 2012 03:48 PM

          Boredough: thanks! I did realize that after I contacted a couple of places.

          1. re: debra1234
            Busk Dec 24, 2012 12:23 AM

            There was no wait this past Saturday night. I am pretty sure they will be closed until January 8 or something like that. Saturday night was their last seating of the year.

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              debra1234 Dec 24, 2012 08:13 AM

              Thanks Busk. I thought I had checked on if they would be open. But no worries, I just made a reservation at Terroir Parisien that night.

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