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Reviewed August 14, 2004   »   32avenue.com   |   justin-cheung.com     

Altitude 95

1st Plateau, Eiffel Tower - Paris, France
Located one plateau lower than the famed Jules Verne, you would expect the restaurant that is pretty hard to get reservations for to be pretty good.

It wasn't.

In fact, the restaurant was a huge, outright disappointment, a bastardization of French cuisine that really does not belong anywhere near Jules Verne, which requires a 3 to 4 month advance booking, or even belong on the Eiffel for that matter. Service was terrible from the start, setting a foul mood for the dinner, and continued through most of the night until it became evident that we were not impressed at all, at which point it finally improved a tad, but it was too little, too late.

Although we had a set menu (€50) so one would expect mass-produced food, the quality, with exception of the okay Fish Pastry appetizer, was barely worth €10. The main course, chicken served on a bed of spinach, was tough, dry, and reminiscent of Swiss Chalet without the skin. The dessert was a store-bought chocolate mousse cake.

Conclusion: They have a nice view and somewhat decent appetizers. Apart from that, the grossly-overpriced restaurant just isn't worth visiting.

0.9

out of 5.0

noteworthy
n/a


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