Friday - Josephine, Chez Dumonet
Incredible on all levels. An enormously enjoyable dining experience. We had our table for the night. No rush. My hands-down favorite of the five. All dishes were exceptional.
Entrees: Fois gras - artichoke salad. Plats: Cassoulet (this thing is huge) - Chateaubriand. Dessert: shared Grand Marnier souffle. Wine: bottle of Sancerre Rouge. 2 cafes and a bottle of water.
Total: 165.00 euro
Saturday - Le Petrelle
An original. It's like dining in an eccentric aunts living room. Quiet, dim lighting, well spaced, large tables and a cat.
Entrees: Artichoke & asparagus salad - fois gras chaud w/ baby asparagus (incredible). Plats: Wild chicken w/ morelles - veal sweetbreads w/ sauteed root vegetables. Dessert: can't remember specifically, but it was terrifically chocolaty. Wine: 1999 Chateau d' Aiguilhe. 2 cafes and a bottle of water. One disappointment.....the chicken was tough and flavorless.
Total: 167.00 euro
Sunday - Christophe
The food here is fantastic. The environs, however, are not particularly Parisian. Felt like we could have been anywhere.
Entrees: Escargots (possibly the best we've ever had) - charcuterie. Plats: Roast duck - roast veal. Dessert: arrgh.....I can't remember and didn't note it. Wine: 2001 La Horse Canon Fronsac Bordeaux.
Total: 115.00 euro
Monday - Le Regalade
Our second favorite. VERY tight seating. Hectic and bustling. Enormous portions perfectly prepared.
Serve-yourself terrine of pate' brought out. Addictive stuff. Entrees: Tuna tartare - fois gras terrine. Plats: Roast pork - roast pigeon (wicked good). Dessert: Riz au lait w/ caramel sauce - pot au creme w/ raspberries. Wine: 2008 Sancerre Rouge.
Total: 117.00 euro
Tuesday - Chez l' Ami Jean
The rushed, indifferent service tarnished this meal. This was the only poor service received while in Paris. The food was good, but just that......good. I was expecting much better. No notes were taken, and nothing was memorable.
Entrees: Warm lobster salad - another salad I can't remember. Plats: Duck breast - roasted rabbit (a scrawny rabbit at that). Dessert: something with strawberries. Wine: a Bordeaux.
2 cafes. This was the only meal I left still hungry.
Total: 165.00 euro (approx)
Many thanks to the CH France board for all of your input.