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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1047 times:

Ever had lunch/dinner at Ritz Paris???? If yes, what did you have? I

Had dinner at L'Espadon in February. Is this the restaurant which Princess Diana had her last meal????

http://www.ritz.com/home_ritz/home_ritz.asp?id=2

It is truely one of the most luxurious hotels on earth.

Comments?

[Edited 2004-06-15 17:51:43]

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User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1036 times:

I'm was mixed about it, but largely, I thought it was much ado about nothing for all the hype. But glad you had a good experience.

They ran out of ice when we were having mixed drinks..which, for an American, is tantamount to treason! And the orders were fairly mixed up as well (but hey, it was a party of eight).

The restaurant itself is very imposing--you simply can not feel insignificant in those surroundings. And the hotel itself is a phenomonal piece of French design.

And, it's reasonably priced for Paris.

Like all establishments, it's when you go, and who waited on you......


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1024 times:

The food is expensive but very nice. Also very high class.

User currently offlineVSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1019 times:

well, i found both the ritz club and l'espadon quite good. not great. just good. it is more of the experience, and the luxurious surroundings make the experience unique. maybe i was expecting more from the meals, but they werent all that much more impressive than the room service meals--of course the level of attention, detail, and service was vastly improved.

i mean the ritz is more for lodging than dining. i'd give it a 9.5/10 for rooms and 8/10 for dining.


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1010 times:

L'espadon was the one Princess Diana had her last dinner right? That's fine dining right?

How many restaurants are there at Ritz? I suppose L'espadon is the most formal one right?

Service was friendly and efficient. I was impressed. Indeed the hotel is VERY high class


User currently offlineVSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1003 times:

-i believe so, yes
-indeed!
-2 i believe, and more bars
-yes, the more formal of the two, and better food.


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1000 times:

Never stayed there though. How much is it? Is it expensive? I am sure it is right?

User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 984 times:

I didn't know that about Princess Diana....kinda creepy.
And I didn't think the food was all that expensive for Paris (at least for fine dining). At any rate...it was on the company..not me!

We stayed at the George V (it's a Four Seasons) when in Paris...not sure of the roomrates for the Ritz...but I'm sure they are stratospheric for the nicer apartments....



User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 970 times:

Ritz should be more expensive. At least more famous.........

User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 969 times:

I'll be in Paris in mid Sept and had considered trying it out myself. If nothing else, at least having a look and perhaps a cocktail..  Big grin Last time I was in Paris, it was just before Princess Diana's death.  Sad


Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7772 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 964 times:

The Ritz has its room rates on its website. A standard room, ~320 sq. ft runs between 610 and 680 Euros a night. The bigger standard rooms upwards of 750 Euros. Suites start from 880 Euros to 2870 Euros for a two bedroom suite. Top floor suites from 1800 to 3100 Euros. Prestige suites starting from 1050 Euros to 8500 Euros..... so in other words, EXPENSIVE. But I am sure it is quite nice.

http://www.ritzparis.com/home_ritz/home_ritz.asp?id=2



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 960 times:

I love FRENCH DINING........ Especially goose liver. You?

So how old is Ritz Paris?


User currently offlineVSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 951 times:

i'm with you UA.

i LOVE foie gras! though it is possible to be served too much in one entree. it is just so rich, that too much is just--ugh.

the hotel is actually barely 100 years old. weird though, since it seems and feels so steeped in history, which it is. but 100 years in french history is a speck on the timeline.

i have been fortunate to stay there three times, twice with parents who footed the bill in the coco chanel suite, and again in the elton john suite (kind of plain in comparison to the coco chanel), the third time on my own for one night only in a normal run of the mill room with a friend i had gone to school with. i'd go back in a second had i the time and if i didnt see a problem with paying thousands to stay in a room each night i mean when i travel i use the room very little, mostly just to sleep. i cannot see much justification for that honestly.


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 950 times:

E-mail me and we can chat more.

FOIE GRAS!!!!!!!! Yummyyyyyyyyy!

Lobsters cooked in cheese are lovely too.

REALLY???? BARELY 100 YEARS OLD??????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thought it is at least 300 years old!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!

Feels so steeped in history!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


User currently offlineVSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 943 times:

well the building is much older, but the hotel has only been operating as such since 1910.

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 940 times:

So how old is the building????? And what was it in the past????

User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 933 times:

VSLover...do your parents which to adopt an attractive, if not egomanical lawyer by chance???

Lucky you.

When I travelled with my parents (studio execs) it was for weeks and/or months at a time...we usually ended up in apartments (I wanted the five start hotels!).


User currently offlineRjpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 929 times:

Could somebody post the menu from the hotel? It won't load on my computer for whatever reason.

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 929 times:

It won't load on my computer for whatever reason.

You need the Acrobat Reader, you can download it for free by clicking the following link: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/main.html.

Patrick


User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 924 times:

See? Sabena will help you alot with Acrobat Reader? It should need to put right click with Save Target As. Thanks!

User currently offlineDl021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 909 times:
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The Ritz in PAris is certainly nice, but the Bristol, Crillon, and Plaza Athenee have been more consistently pleasurable and luxurious. The Ritz seems to be trading on it's name more than living up to it on occasion, whereas the others have to work harder. My personal favorite is the Bristol. The best piano bar in Paris (too bad Louis died a few years ago, I do not know who replaced him at the piano).

BTW Does anyone know if CHez Fred's, near Place de l'Etoile is still open?



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 882 times:

Anyone knows the answer to my question??? How old is it? And what was it before?

User currently offlineBOAC From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 871 times:

In 1686 the construction of the Place Vendome began under the direction of Jules Hardouin-Mansart, the architect of Versailles. A mansion is built at 15 Place Vendome, in 1705, which in turn became the home of the Duchesse de Gramont, Marshal de Lautrec and the Marquis de Villette.

In 1896 the Hotel de Gramont is purchased by Ritz Hotel Syndicate Ltd, on the initiative of Cesar Ritz. Officially opening of the Ritz Hotel was on June 1st 1898.

In 1910 the hotel was extended as far as 38 rue Cambon and 17 Place Vendome, with the Long Gallery linking Place Vendome and Rue Cambon opening in 1912 (it is 110 metre long). In 1915 the Cambon wing is used as a military hospital for the allies.

In 1918 Cesar Ritz died.

In 1930 The hotels facades are listed as national monuments and in 1934 Coco Chanel moved into the Ritz, which became her home for 30 years. In 1935 Auguste Escoffier, the founder of the Ritz kitchens died and ladies were admitted to all the Ritz bars for the first time. In 1936 "Quadrille" was filmed at the Ritz by Sacha Guitry.

In 1940 the Ritz was occupied by high ranking officials of the German government but was "liberated" by Ernest Hemingway in 1944.

In 1956 the Espadon restaurant was created by Charles Ritz and in 1957 Love in the Afternoon was made by Billy Wilder and starred Audrey Hepburn, Gary Cooper and Maurice Chevalier, at the hotel.

In 1961 Marie-Louise, widow of Cesar Ritz died and the Vendome Bar was constructed.

In 1979 the Hotel was bought by Mohamed Al Fayed and his family and a renovation programme started which lasted until 1988, when the Ritz health club, Ritz club and the Ritz Escoffier school opened.

In 1998 the Hotel celebrated it's 100th Anniversary and was named "Best Hotel in the World" by Travel & Leisure.

1999 saw the centenary of Ernest Hemingway's birth celebrated by the Hemingway Bar and the Hotel is voted "Best Hotel of the Century" by The Hideaway Report.

Hope this helps - it is from the Ritz Hotel site - paraphrased somewhat by me.









User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 862 times:

Thanks! Very detailed. Must say this is one of the most high class if not the most high class hotel on earth.

I find the service friendly. You?

Are you allowed to bring your own wine in? Last time we ordered one


User currently offlineCaptoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 850 times:

I nailed Paris Hilton.. Talk about lousy service

Signed,
Nobody on A.net


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 25, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 838 times:

Any other good restaurants at Ritz Paris?

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