A December 1999 trip
to Paris by AndrewL
Quote: This journal is from my trip to Paris primary to celebrate the new Millennium.
Hotel | "Accacias St German"
The hotel staff was friendly but they also didn’t go out of the way either.
There wasn’t anything particularly bad about the hotel, but there wasn’t anything thing that stood out either.
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 1, 2001
Acacias Saint Germain
BIS RUE DE RENNES 151
01-45 48 97 38
We had a great view from our window side seat in the restaurant. The atmosphere in the restaurant was very good and the service was very attentive. The food probably had the least amount of appeal to me than most of the other places we ate at in Paris.
Though reservations were required we were able to get a reservation only a few hours before dinner with out a problem.
I understand the Poseidon restaurant at the top of the tower is much nicer and has better food. However, it was much tougher to get a reservation there and was more pricey.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 1, 2001
Champ de Mars Eiffel Tower
Paris, France 75007
33 (0)1 45 55 20 04
The food there was excellent. I tried the past, pizza, and fish all on different occasions and it was great every time. The minestrone soup was a great warm up after spending all day in the cold. The tiramisu was an excellent treat after dinner one time, but too rich to have frequently.
The service was speedy and very friendly. Most of the staff spoke English, Italian, and French.
If you are visiting the Eiffel Tower, this wold be an excellent place to grab a reasonable meal afterwards.
105 Quau Barly
01 45 75 0953
The food was the same quality as we were used to though the menu had more of an European flavor as would be expected. Though many of the dishes made use of a mix of different of different regions.
The whole dining experience was great from the food, to the atmosphere, to the service. I would recommend making a stop here. The place definitely keeps the L.A. feel though. It is a place where people go to be seen. So if you go dress sharp and have a little bit of attitude. But at the same time the staff didn’t act snobby at all, they were very friendly and we had a great experience.
Of course it didn’t hurt things that my fiancé had met the owner in L.A. and he happened to be there that night. He remembered her and we got a great table and a couple of rounds of free drinks.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 1, 2001
George V. Barfly
Avenue George V 22-24
01 53 67 84 60
Restaurant | "Any Sandwich Stand or Boulangerie"
There were to experiences that are must for every visitor.
1. Have fresh crepes made from one of the crepe stands or bakeries. You can have them, plain, with chocolate, bananas, or some other specialty of the place. There is nothing like have a fresh crepe. I would say the whole experience can be quite addicting.
2. The other must try is having fresh bread or pastry. I would recommend either having a chocolate croissant or having a grilled ham and cheese sandwich on fresh bread. Either one of these is the perfect way to start the day.
Sandwich Stands & Boulangeries
Santa Monica, California