A Patricia Well’s Embarrassment!!
This is an embarrassment that Patricia Wells should either correct with a complete overhaul or remove from the Apple App store. I purchased it, downloaded it, have updated it, and it doesn’t work. It’s a mess. Her book was well done originally, and if she’d spent the money necessary to hire a competent app developer and update it properly, it would be a help to Paris visitors, but this is sad.
Decent content, weak functionality
This is really more of a stripped down mobile book than an app. It's got many (not all) of the great write ups in the Wells book, but no real functionality. Sorting is crude and the map doesn't geo-locate, but if you're out on the town and know where you are, you can manually zoom on the map to find a recommended place near you. If you're the type who plans every meal ahead of time, just get the book or digital book, as you'll likely enjoy it more.
Do not purchased this app. You cannot search for restaurants. You must scroll through and alphabetized list of restaurants with no guidance. This is a big disappointment from our 1999 version of food lovers guide to Paris which we have used time and time again in Paris.
We carried Patricia Wells 3rd edition of Food Lovers Guide to Paris all over the city in 1995. Every recommendation was great. Twenty years later we're going back, so I bought the app.
I searched for 4 of our favorites. All are still open, with web sites, FB pages, etc.
Nothing. No listings in this app. 0 for 4. We'll bring the book.
The map does not work on iPhone 6 plus - all pins on all the time. GPS probably won't work, but I don't know if I'll even bother to find out. This app is a waste of time.
Patricia Wells RIP. It's too bad your good name is being abused with this lousy app.
New Food lover's Guide to Paris
This does not work on the iPad. Cannot scroll. Can see whole page only on iPhone setting (1x).
No response to touchscreen.
No for I pad
This app does not open initially. I turned off my iPad and then I was able to open it After that I cannot change pages. It works ok with iPhone.
I'm a huge fan of Patricia Wells' writing and own several (OK, three) of her books, so when in Paris for two weeks, I was excited to discover her app. Very disappointing, not for her words, when I could get to them, but for the functionality of the app. Doesn't rotate on the iPad, wants to show a landscape view in portrait mode. Buttons are unresponsive. The content is kept up to date, but the basic operation doesn't get fixed. I doubt that the developer ever looks at the app on an iOS device. Wells' writing and criticism deserves a better presentation.
Great app for true gourmands
I couldn't have lived without this app in Paris. I have the book as well and even though I read the book cover to cover I found the app essential for "on the ground" use. I didn't purchase cellular data for my trip but the app works without it and so does the map (even in airplane mode) so the ability to see where I was in relation to all the places detailed in the book itself was a game changer. So glad I spent the 5 dollars on this app even though I had purchased the book as well! Thanks Patricia!
A gem! great restaurant picks
By Leo Horn-Phathanothai
This app is a must-have for foodies of any stripe visiting Paris. I am a frequent visitor to Paris and have tried many of the restaurant recommendations: I have never once been disappointed. This is now my go to resource for dining out in Paris. There's a rich variety of picks to satisfy a wide range of styles and palettes. You will also find many very reasonably priced options (which is a real plus, if you are looking for great value: there's no shortage of good eateries in this city, but many of the better known ones will burn big holes in your wallet).
Must have in Paris
This delightful app has a map with GPS, which is reason enough to get it. Then it maps out the nearest places and gives Patricia Wells’ take on it. I probably went to 15 places from this app, maybe one was disappointing and at least half were terrific and things I would not have found on my own.
Made my Paris trip
This app literally made my trip to Paris ten times better. The map feature made it so easy to find a great restaurant wherever I was in the city. So worth the fee!
On-line map; no iPad version
By Bucky Edgett
The map requires an internet connection to download it on the fly. Not good for international travelers at the mercy of costly data plans.
The current version shows as a simulated iPhone in the middle of my iPad screen. Disappointing.
Looks like a TON of GREAT information somewhat poorly presented.