Hey folks, looking to see if anyone here can help. Want to take the misses to a really nice place to eat. Looking for the best food we can get. I know this is subjective . Please let me know your suggesstions and experiences. Thank you.
Do you want fancy, price is no object recommendations? Mid-range? Casual? Bistrot? There is such a range of options in Paris that you need to tell us the kind of restaurant you are looking for. Also, do you want avant guard? classical? sleek? formal?
Thanks for responding. I am taking my wife to Paris for our 1 year anniversary. I want to take her for an amazing dinner.
I have looked at Le Cinq and Guy Savoy. However I know now that I waited too late. Many of the restaurants including these two seem to have a 3-4 week wait for reservations. I would absolutely love to take her to Guy Savoy.
Any other recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks so much.
Unless you are very "picky", you can't really go wrong at the high-end in Paris. It's like Piaget, Audemars Piguet and Patek Philippe for watches.
This, I admit about the French even though I am British
If you are too late with restaurant reservations but staying at a posh hotel, calling the hotel concierge now or nearer the time (with a fat tip) may get you in. This is because the top hotels often have standing arrangements with the top restaurants.
Otherwise, I find that 2 Michelin star places are more innovative and "hungrier" than the 3 star places so a good recommendation by your hotel concierge will yield gemstones.
First run don't walk to book Guy Savoy. He is my current Paris favorite. And I just wrote a long article about him in xxxxxxxxxxx.
If Savoy is booked then I would pick Astrance. Not far behind are Carre de Feuillantes and Michel Rostang.
My friends rave about L'Amboisie--I last ate with him when he had two stars and a small place on the Left Bank so I am out of date.
This message has been edited by DRMW on Sep 1, 2009 11:56 PM
And based on a recommendation from a diner sitting next to our table at Guy Savoy, you might want to try the restaurant at Hotel Coste. We had lunch on the way to Place Vendome and it was very good. I'll see if I can find some pictures for you.
IMO, Guy Savoy was fantastic! They offered 2 tasting menus, we did the $350 euro menu, lots of food but so delicious! Our server Hubert was hilarious and overall service was spot on.
If you get a chance, check out Brasserie Leuticia, that too was a great casual meal with outstanding seafood (especially if you like oysters on the half shell, local crab, etc). Their foie gras appetizer was so good!
A warning that no one else mentioned is that the food in Paris is so good that you can gain many unwanted pounds very quickly (especially if you like foie gras like I do)! But IMO, worth every calorie!
BTW, don't forget Berthillon ice cream to your list.