quote] Of course it depends on which restaurants you are going to, I'd imagine dining at Le Cirque would set you back as much as dining at any restaurant in Paris. [quoteÂ
When the Euro first came out, it was priced at $1.03. Then, it promptly began sinking, bottoming out at 79 cents. Since then, it has been on the rise, now at about $1.34. I would say that if the Dollar and the Euro were at par, then the prices for NYC and Paris restaurants would be about the same. However, the current situation is that Paris costs about 35% more. In general, however, I think more French people are more willing to spend big money on food than Americans. However, you can eat quite well on the cheap in France, but rarely so here, except for breakfast and Krispy Kremes. I think that service is much better and much more respectful there, too. You get called "sir" and "madam" there, instead of "you guys."