Please help me identify a Parisian restaurant I once visited!
February 5, 2011 8:28 AM   Subscribe

Help me to identify the place I ate in Paris years ago. (More information is below.)

I've already searched through the forum and the Internet. But I can't find the restaurant I'm looking for. Years ago, possibly 20 years ago (when I was a child) we ate at a restaurant where there were:

* singers (singing opera tunes in costume).
* huge baskets of vegetables that were handed around at every table (diners hacked off big pieces of vegetables with provided knives. This served as the salad course.)

I remember this restaurant being tons of fun. I'm going to Paris again soon, and I'd like to go back.

Can you help me ID this place? If not, is there anything similar that you know of? By the way, the group of travelers consists of two adults and two youngish children.

Thanks, MeFiers!
posted by laskagirl to Travel & Transportation (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Nos Ancetres les Gaulois?
posted by agent99 at 8:30 AM on February 5, 2011 [1 favorite]

I'm pretty sure agent99 has it - other than being on Ile St Louis, key characteristic was unlimited wine, and my experience there was that it was the drunkest, messiest place I've ever been, though it would be good to know that it was just a collision of us and other liabilities.
posted by carbide at 8:47 AM on February 5, 2011

Response by poster: You two are AMAZING! That's the one! I can't get the Web page to load consistently, but that's the one. So...I was there when I was like 5 and my memories are positive. It may have been less crowded then--this was 30 years ago.

So, since you two have been there more recently, would you consider going there with young 'uns (4 and 7) now?
posted by laskagirl at 8:55 AM on February 5, 2011

It's been a long time since I was there too, but it's a theme restaurant, kind of like Medieval Times, where you pretend to be Gauls at a feast. I'm sure it would be great fun for kids, especially if you read Asterix beforehand.
posted by agent99 at 9:38 AM on February 5, 2011

In spite of my experience, which I suspect was an anomaly, I think I would - it sounds like it would be super-fun, your own memories of it reinforcing this, and I suspect you'd know on entering (one large loud group filling the place, etc) if it was a no-go. Which it probably won't be. Go! Have fun! And definitely yes to Asterix beforehand.
posted by carbide at 10:24 AM on February 5, 2011

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