I'll be traveling to Paris with my boyfriend mid-June for the first time and have compiled a VERY long list of restaurants for when I'm there. We need 3 lunches and 3 or 4 dinners - staying in the Latin Quarter but am open to all locations.
I should preface by saying I'm a bit picky - I'll eat steak, chicken, turkey, beef, duck, shrimp, lobster, crab, scallops. I'll try a white flakey fish but salmon makes me want to cry. I'm not too adventurous (you won't find me eating squid unless it's fried) haha.
I'm open to all types of food but since we're in Paris, I'm thinking French should be a highlight!
List of restaurants are below. I know it's a lot, but maybe you can help me narrow it down to a few? I can't read the menus!
Please and thank you :-)
Jean-Georges MARKETPick ClopsRendez-VousLa PaletteCafé de FloreLes Deux MagotsLa SocieteAngelinaLa Rocher De CancaleRue MontorgueilNeuilly-sur-SieneCafé L'AbsintheLe Castiglionel'Os a Moelle*Carre des FeuillantsLa Butte Chaillot*Le BaratinReedCreperie Suzette* Chez JanouRobert et LouiseLe Petit Fernand Ladurée BonaparteL'entrecote*Restaurant MarietteLe Bistrot Des Comperes*Fish Chez FernandPhoebeLe DerriereChez DiepFerdiFrenchie Chez DenisDans Les Landes Albion Chez CasimirLes SaisonChez l'Ami JeanAlain Passard
Hi Rikki, A long list indeed, and a bit difficult to advise you, because the menus change so often at so many of these restaurants. That said, I think you'd probably enjoy a lunch at Alain Passard and Ferdi, and maybe dinner at Chez l'Ami Jean and Frenchie. And by all means, other readers shouldn't hesitate to offer Rikki their advice, too! Best, Alec
Thanks so much, Alec! I feel like I probably should have told you this - but I actually worked at Gourmet magazine, and was there when it folded. Of course, I was on the business side, but nevertheless, I have your book, and have been a fan of yours for a while. I also have the Gourmet Paris collector's issue (I took every issue I could get my hands on before I left the building) and have been using it to plan my trip.
Thank you for your suggestions. One last question. I went to go make a reservation at Frenchie, but the website says you have to call between certain hours during the day. Given that I'm in America and speak zero French, how else do you suggest I go about this? Show up without a reservation?
Rikki, reservations are absolutely essential for Frenchie. Why not ask your hotel concierge to see what he or she can do--good idea to do as far ahead of time as possible. Best, Alec
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