My sister, myself, and my vegetarian niece will be visiting Paris and staying in the Marais for ten days in October. Aside from the picky vegetarian, whose needs will be mostly ignored, we are foodies. And have traveled to Paris many times (usually with a jar of peanut butter for said picky eater). As Paris is a very expensive resto town, I won't be looking for any high-end recommendations. I am more concerned with quality than the "type" of food and obviously we aren't looking for romance nor care much about ambiance. I am seeking value oriented excellent food whether traditional or imaginative. I would not say I am cheap, but value for my Euro is important. I would appreciate a lunch recommendation for the higher priced restos. I have learned over time I much prefer higher end lunch service and more relaxed and laid back bistro/family types for dinner. If it requires reservations, a method to do so aside from callling from the States ahead of time - that isn't going to happen - would be needed.
We plan on cooking for ourselves too.
I already have a list and it is useless to me. I much rather depend on my fellow Chowhounds for the inside scoop.
Thanks in advance, I really appreciate it!