Chowhound Presents: Table Talk with Chef Zachary Golper of Bien Cuit | Answers Are In! ›

Restaurants & Bars

France

3 nights and four days in Paris in March: Overwhelmed where to make reservations........HELP

Share:

More from Restaurants & Bars

Restaurants & Bars France

3 nights and four days in Paris in March: Overwhelmed where to make reservations........HELP

l
lorivida | | Jan 25, 2012 11:28 AM

I didn't want to do it, I really didn't, same old posts where should we eat...... but I am completely overwhelmed and decided to do it. Where should we make reservations??? :) Any help is so appreciated.

Here's the situation: 2 friends (women), staying at Relais Christine near St. Germaine on Saturday, Sunday, Monday nights. Getting in early Saturday and not leaving til 3pm Tuesday so lunch on those days are also possibilities.
Money not really a concern. We are New Yorkers so we like atmosphere & lots of people around. We eat everything. Trendy, hip, happening is okay too as I am single, my friend is not. Not my first time, but it is my friends 1st time in Paris so touristy is cool, but really want to just eat the best meals possible. To us that doesn't mean the most expensive just the best food to make the most of our very short time there. :( Also, wine is important to us as well.
We will be doing a lot of walking, exploring, shopping, some museums (prob Louvre and D'Orsay), wine bars. No schedule yet. I think we would like to make reservations for at least 2 of the nights, but willing to do 3 nights. Also open to fabulous lunches which could dictate where we end up exploring that day. I am also aware our 3 nights are not ideal as many places are not open sunday/monday.
We definitely want traditional French Bistro meals in the mix. Probably 2 big meals a day is a lot, right? unless we do some late late night after some nightlife. Location is not an issue, we are New Yorkers and don't mind taking the train and cabs everywhere. Thank you so much.
I will ask our concierge to make these reservations for us.

Here are some of my thoughts:

Les Papilles for our first big meal in Paris, right off the plane Saturday. Then spend the rest of the day walking it off, exploring. Maybe a later meal that night, or just snacks and wine.

I got nothing beyond that. Help.

Feedback