Hi everyone. I've spent the past couple of weeks trying to "narrow" down my list of restaurants for our trip to Paris Dec. 26-30. This site has been fabulous for commentary on specific places and new ideas! We were in Paris a few years ago and loved Le Severo and Le Comptoir the most, but had other good meals as well. I"m hoping you can all help me fine-tune this list.
Thanks so much in advance for your thoughts!
A few notes/questions as you look through these:
--We are staying in the 1st, on Rue des Pyramides near the Tuileries
--I'd like to have a mix of more modern French (but not TOO fussy or high science/molecular) and bistro/comfort food.
--Also a light(er) meal or two thrown into the mix for days we do lunch and dinner
--Any thoughts on which places are best for dinner vs. lunch are appreciated
--Very willing to travel for great meals, but would prefer not to do that for every meal
--Need one great steak frites to replace our favorite, Le Severo, which is closed that week
--We would do one higher end meal -- probably for lunch to avoid spending a small fortune -- as long as it's not too precious. Last time we had lunch at L'Astrance and loved it.
--The ones at the top of the list (*) are the ones that stand out the most to me as of now
There are some other places we've tried that are closed that week, like Bistro L'Ami Jean.
*Bistro Paul Bert (for our steak frites fix)
*Chez Dumonet Josephine
Frenchie (thinking of eliminating)
L'Atelier du Joel Robechon (we have been to the one in NYC and really enjoyed it, so part of me thinks it's silly to go to this one. but it seems right up our alley in terms of food and atmosphere for a higher end place)
Restaurant Garnier -- for oysters, maybe our first day since it is not far from our hotel and we'll be tired