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“What a difference one dessert makes!”

Le Grand Bistro Maillot-St Ferdinand
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Ranked #1,021 of 17,020 Restaurants in Paris
Price range: $49 - $90
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Batignolles-Monceau
Charlotte, North Carolina
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“What a difference one dessert makes!”
Reviewed May 15, 2014

The review for this dinner would have been much better before our dessert fiasco. The restaurant is lovely, located within walking distance of our hotel, La Villa Maillot. The service is different than any we'd had in France. The waiters were swarming and we had several waiting on our table at once....very energetic. My husbands filet of sole was one of his favorite meals on our trip. Then i ordered dessert...the grand mariner crepe. This is a Paris Bistro so this should have been simple.
The waiter brought the crepe and the sauce was in a small server. He told me to wait and took several minutes to come back. When he returned,he poured the grand mariner over the crepe and tried to light it with a mini BIC lighter. This did not work so a second waiter tried by pouring more grand mariner over the crepe and trying to light it with a different mini lighter, still didn't work. The head waiter was called over and he poured more GM over the poor soaked crepe and started to light with another BIC! At this point we called the meal over and got our check. I'm not sure the proper way to flambé a crepe but I KNOW a disposable mini lighter is not the way. To bad, a great dinner was ruined by an amateur dessert! It's Paris, this should have been piece of cake.

  • Visited May 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Very Classy, Very Affordable Exceptional Food”
Reviewed May 7, 2014

We came here on our second night in Paris based on reviews we had read and were completely impressed. I took the time to make a reservation and as a result was seated at the best table in the house. The restaurant offers a fabulous prix fixe menu that includes aperitif, strter, main course, dessert and a bottle of wine. And unlike other prix fixe meals the choices are unlimited, including the wine selection. We were treated to an excellent meal with exceptional service in a romantic and very chic setting. I would recommend this restaurant highly and would not hesitate to return on our next trip to Paris. It should be noted that the restaurant, like most in Paris does not open until 7:00 pm.

  • Visited April 2014
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Fixed Price Menu”
Reviewed February 21, 2014

Very good informal dining experience. They have a fixed price menu for 44 euros including kir, starter, entree, desert, expresso and 1/2 bottle of wine per person. You can choose among 8 options for each plate and my starter and entrée were delicious. The crepe flambé was a little bit alcoholic but also good.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank otaviors
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“Fancy but affordable”
Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

We were staying for only one night in Paris at the Malliot area, walking distance from the Arc du Triumph and the Eiffel Tower btw. We wanted somewhere nice to have a French dinner and this was the recommendation from the hotel concierge. Just a block away from the Hyatt and the Meridien, this is an small looking restaurant with tables tightly set next to each other, yet comfortable and romantic, and not so small once you have a look to the tables on the back.
The service was quite slow and not very friendly, but dinner made up for it.
You can choose to order a la carta or to choose from the 3 course dinner options which include a bottle of wine, entree, main course and desert. We tired the escargot, beef fillet and creme Brule, all delicious and for a fairly good price.
Tip, do not order the crepes a la flambe unless you like crepes swimming in brandy

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Thank KRRus
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Iasi, Romania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Excellente "cuisine francaise"”
Reviewed February 4, 2014

We were with a large group of friends and we appreciated the warm welcome. Starters, main dish, desert were exquisite. best coquilles Saint Jacques.
The service was great and wine list really good.We found a sample of quality French gastronomy there

  • Visited February 2014
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