We are coming to Paris the 3rd week of May, for 6 nights. One night we're going to the PSG - Lille match. We're staying on the edge of the 3th and 11th on Rue Amelot. Budget is somewhat limited, but we're in pretty good shape for breakfasts - I speak fluent French, we're stayed in the area before, we know of a good cafe, boulangerie, and charcuterie to go for for breakfast and picnic lunches in the jardins.
I've looked at France Chowhound threads, at John Talbott's Paris, and a couple other blogs.
Heresy as it may sound, I'm shying away from the Chowhound favs as Frenchie, Le Cinq, Chez Dumonet, and Spring.
L'Atelier is out of our price range.
Could folks please comment on the following that we are considering:
(Sorry... we being a couple, 30's, both very adventurous eaters, I spent a lot of time at my grandmother's in St. Jorioz):
Au Fil Des Saisons
les cocottes de Constant
Le Passage (the 11th on Passage de la Bonne Graine)
Le Café des Musées
Les Enfants de Paris
Lastly, the last time we were in Paris we enjoyed meals at:
Le Bar a Huitres at Place des Vosges (obviously close to where we are staying)
Caves St. Gilles, a tapas joint in the Marais that was a ton of fun
Question - for seafood, how is Bar a Huitres considered? To be honest, we really enjoyed it. But if there's a better seafood place, we'd really like to know. Also, Caves St. Gilles was a very fun place - it's super close to our hotel. Can we do better for something a few blocks away?