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La Grande Cascade

Practical information

Address: Allée de Longchamp – in the Bois de Boulogne, 75016
Nearest transport: Bus 244, stop “Carrefour du Longchamp”
Hours: Open every day for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a day or two in advance
Telephone: 01 45 27 33 51
Average price for lunch: More than 100€
Average price for dinner: More than 100€
Style of cuisine: Classic French, Haute cuisine
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Reviews of interest

Philippe Toinard (2014) “Si la maison a du style, le service en salle n’en manque pas…La cuisine est au diapason, élégante et raffinée sans jamais tomber dans le « m’as-tu-vu » à l’instar de ces queues de langoustines saisies à la plancha, escortées d’agnolotti (pâtes farcies) de potimarron et kumquat (agrume), le tout recouvert d’un bouillon des têtes de langoustines à la citronnelle versé à la dernière seconde.”

Gilles Pudlowski (2011) “C’est l’une des terrasses idéales pour les beaux jours, l’un des cadres – champêtres –  les plus chics de Paris…un repas de fête et de luxe au calme…”

Alexander Lobrano (2009) “…brilliant contemporary French dishes with a ballast of classical haute cuisine…exquisite food and service in a grand and romantic setting…Though 85 Euros isn’t pocket change, you get more than your money’s worth at La Grande Cascade, which is, with this menu, a terrific choice for a recession era splurge.”

Le Figaro (2006) “…superbe des jadis de second Empire et de Belle Epoque. Brillante d’être hors du temps…”

Photo via La Grande Cascade’s Facebook page

Aux Enfants Gâtés

Practical information

Address: 4 rue Danville, 75014
Nearest transport: Denfert-Rochereau (4, 12, RER B), Gaîté (13)
Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; Open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch and dinner
Reservations: Book a few days in advance
Telephone:  01 40 47 56 81
Average price for lunch: 20-39€
Average price for dinner: 40-59€
Style of cuisine: Modern French
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Reviews of Interest

John Talbott (2014) “An unexpected but gloriously tasty amuse gueule of cold green asparagus soup… a slightly less impressive array of sweetbread morsels (why less impressive? – because while crisp on the outside they were not as moist as I like them on the inside.”

Alexander Lobrano (2014) “Precise modern bistro cooking with beautifully sourced and vividly fresh produce… the perfect retort to the ongoing kerfuffle about whether French food is still good anymore or needs to be saved or some such… I couldn’t help by being moved by the deep desire to please and nourish that so clearly motivates the admirably proud, hard-working and hospitable Bidaults.”

Le Figaro (2014) “Avec cette placidité provinciale qui fait le climat de derrière Denfert, une jeune auberge qui s’y entend à cuisiner le simple. Bonne copie classique : produit net, recette claire, assiette sans rature. On n’en demande parfois pas plus…”

Photo courtesy of Aux Enfants Gâtés website