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It has its own cat!!!!

It's the owner's cat...
post #17 of 50
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Etienne took me some place really good. Friendly little local place. Completely forgot the name....

Did he pay?
post #18 of 50
he paid for the dinner, I paid for the sex afterwards. I am pretty sure he came out ahead.
post #19 of 50
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he paid for the dinner, I paid for the sex afterwards. I am pretty sure he came out ahead.

Damn, the guy buys you dinner and you didn't even put out for free? Bad friend.
post #20 of 50
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So me and Mrs Smart are going to Paris at end of March with my folks as a "Happy 80th Bday Dad" trip

He's in amazing shape and health and can walk all over the city without needing to stop for breaks so it will be fun since he can "keep up"!

One of the nights for dinner I am taking us out somewhere nice, and while I have some ideas in mind by reading Internet recommendations of Paris dining, I was wondering if others here had their own recommendations.

Preferably something that is seafood intensive menu, BUT also has beef options (for me as I hate seafood)

Price not really an issue but nothing astronomical

btw, any personal opinions of Le Boeuf Sur La Toit off the Champs D'Elyses (sic)

Savoy
Gagnaire
Robuchon
Ducasse

None will dissapoint.
post #21 of 50
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Originally Posted by SField View Post
Guy Savoy Gagnaire Robuchon Ducasse None will dissapoint you.
If you're going for the obvious, you might as well add Le Cinq to the list.
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If you're going for the obvious, you might as well add Le Cinq to the list.

I think that next to Gagnaire, Savoy, and Robuchon, it really isn't obvious at all.
post #23 of 50
Why is it not obvious? Because like the rest on the list it has 3 Michelin stars and the highest Zagat rating in Paris (all those are on Top Foods list w/ 28)? Or because you've never been there? -- I stand corrected.. Le V lost its 3rd star in 2007.
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I didn't read the OP as saying: please copy and paste the list of 3 star restaurants in Paris where we can pay as much as humanly possible for an exceptional meal. Maybe I should re-read the OP.
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Etienne took me some place really good. Friendly little local place. Completely forgot the name....
Damnit man, I'm trying to get my personal favourites confidential here

It was l'AOC. The cooking is unpretentious and relies mainly on extremely good ingredients cooked simply (lots of roasted or grilled meats, etc.). You should love meat and be aware that the portions are big.
post #26 of 50
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Damnit man, I'm trying to get my personal favourites confidential here

It was l'AOC. The cooking is unpretentious and relies mainly on extremely good ingredients cooked simply (lots of roasted or grilled meats, etc.). You should love meat and be aware that the portions are big.

You like bistrot Cannibale and that sausage place near Notre-Dame (can't remember the name, small but good)?
post #27 of 50
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Why is it not obvious? Because like the rest on the list it has 3 Michelin stars and the highest Zagat rating in Paris (all those are on Top Foods list w/ 28)? Or because you've never been there?

-- I stand corrected.. Le V lost its 3rd star in 2007.

There's a difference between tried french classics and something on the cutting edge like Gagnaire. He's the only French chef whose name is spoken in the same breath as Blumenthal and Adria, and it's for a reason.

Also keep in mind that for many people Zagat is a total joke, and there can be a gulf as wide as the marianas trench between any two given 3 Star establishments.
post #28 of 50
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Damnit man, I'm trying to get my personal favourites confidential here

You should love meat and be aware that the portions are big.

I am always puzzled when people say "be careful, the portions are big".

Are they afraid the dish will eat them? Are they afraid that they can't control themselves? I never got that. Just don't eat everything if it's too big. How does that affect your decision to go to a restaurant?
post #29 of 50
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There's a difference between tried french classics and something on the cutting edge like Gagnaire. He's the only French chef whose name is spoken in the same breath as Blumenthal and Adria, and it's for a reason. Also keep in mind that for many people Zagat is a total joke, and there can be a gulf as wide as the marianas trench between any two given 3 Star establishments.
Point taken... GDL made my point a little better. It was not that Le V is the greatest restaurant ever, just that you had given a pretty obvious list of restaurants that anyone who has heard of food and Paris should know without asking.
post #30 of 50
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There's a difference between tried french classics and something on the cutting edge like Gagnaire. He's the only French chef whose name is spoken in the same breath as Blumenthal and Adria, and it's for a reason.

Also keep in mind that for many people Zagat is a total joke, and there can be a gulf as wide as the marianas trench between any two given 3 Star establishments.
I've never liked Gagnaire. I didn't like his food when he was in the provinces, and I don't like it in Paris. I'm all for interesting food, and experimenting, I just think he gets it wrong.
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