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La Fourchette's deals; help me out here.

John Talbott Aug 25, 2013 06:43 AM

For years I've been using La Fourchette for news and reviews and maybe once for a rez. But never for promotions/deals/coupons/etc.
But recently I've seen mention of such, I think re: Au Bon Coin.
In any case, illuminate me, are they for:
good places
bad places
struggling places
new places
old places?
All of the above?

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  1. Jake Dear RE: John Talbott Aug 25, 2013 07:54 AM

    Well, here is an answer by example: La Fourchette currently offers 40% off the carte at La Grande Cascade. But right now, this is offered only for reservations one month from now, and for a one-month period. I have seen similar offers on LF for this same restaurant, and others of similar ilk, for the last year or so. -- Jake

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      Jake Dear RE: Jake Dear Sep 4, 2013 08:13 AM

      And PS, LF currently has a 55 Euro per person mid-week lunch deal at Le Cinq. (That is, if you can get the online calendar to work. Unfortunately, LF can be unstable and frustrating to use when booking, and refuse to bring up the date that you select.) -- Jake

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      jock RE: John Talbott Aug 25, 2013 09:22 AM

      le Reminet usually has a good deal. IMO it is not great but it ain't bad.

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        John Talbott RE: jock Aug 25, 2013 12:05 PM

        I disagree, I like Le Reminet in its new skin, albeit more expensive than 10-20 years ago, but then I've not used promotions yet.

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          jock RE: John Talbott Aug 25, 2013 01:12 PM

          We are usually there in low season -April. I like it and we go every couple of years. So many restaurants - so little time.

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        lemarais RE: John Talbott Aug 26, 2013 08:15 AM

        There's a very good early-week special on LaFourchette for Métropolitain in the 4th. Excellent and fun restaurant as well. Designed to simulate a Metro station.

        Chef is young and creative. Have had some great meals here.

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          John Talbott RE: lemarais Aug 26, 2013 08:22 AM

          I'm not so hot about the one in the 4th; I much prefer that in the 16th.

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            lemarais RE: John Talbott Aug 26, 2013 04:19 PM

            Chacun a son gout!

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              Ptipois RE: John Talbott Aug 26, 2013 04:37 PM

              Métropolitain (4th) and Metropolitan (16) are unrelated.

          2. non sequitur RE: John Talbott Apr 20, 2014 11:29 AM

            Some other, more recent, posts directed me to La Forchette, which has the potential to be indispensable to travelers like me who want to see what's open in August, avoid the telephone and perhaps even take advantage of an offer. But JT's question hasn't been addressed often on this board: are the deals worthwhile? Any first-hand experiences, good or bad? Any recommended deals? I see Le Sâotico on there...

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              John Talbott RE: non sequitur Apr 20, 2014 01:25 PM

              "JT's question"
              JT reporting for duty Sir.
              Twice in as many months I've gotten 20% off the carte at Sur Le Fil and it's a first class place with no pesky fellow Yankees.

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                t14072 RE: John Talbott Apr 21, 2014 04:13 PM

                As I am looking towards La Forchette for some reservations, how does the 20% work? Does it automatically appear on the bill?

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                  Parnassien RE: t14072 Apr 21, 2014 04:31 PM

                  The promotions are usually but not always automatically applied to the bill. If no expected discount on the bill, show the waiter your confirmation from Lafourchette. The promotions are almost always very tightly defined so read the small print to make sure that you order only what the promotion covers, validity, times, days of the week, etc. Usually, they are valid for only à la carte so if you order a "prix fixe" formule, the discount will not apply. Drinks, etc are also usually excluded.

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                    macdog RE: Parnassien Apr 21, 2014 05:08 PM

                    I have been trying to reserve Dans Les Landes through The Fork and having problems getting past date selection. I have used it for Metropolitian (in the 4th) in previous years and had no problem. I did just use Le Mary Celeste online reservation system, very nice when you live in Calif and time change difficult for calling. I do 90% of my US restaurant booking online now and really like the convenience. Opentable in the US boots you off if you don't show up to restaurants, so I think it makes people more conscientious.

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