I've been reading this board for over a month now, read all the restaurant posts (okay it feels like all the posts but I'm sure not all of them). . . . . . and am a little apprehensive about posting this question . . . you all are a rough crowd for new comers to CH (just saying - don't mean to detract from my real reason for posting).
I feel like I have an incredibly long list of places to eat while in Paris from the boards. My husband and I will be there for 3 days next week. I love food, he lived in Paris as a child, and this is a quick "food" trip. Three days to eat and enjoy Paris with a museum thrown in to help digest. Our preference is for local (as local as one can be in the heart of Paris) "family" owned type restaurants but it being Paris after all, sometimes you have to throw in a "big name" now and again - and this is a "birthday" present trip. So we are venturing away from that preference a little.
Here are our reservations - I just feel that if I don't ask for opinions/suggestions I may regret not having asked . . . . (read the nerves coming through).
Thursday Dinner: Spring - after its recent bashing on here I'm a little worried about this one. Sounds like we may have missed the "heyday"
Friday Dinner: L'Atelier (Saint Germain) - Hardly family/local I know, and I have read all the mixed reviews of Joel Robuchon in general but I'm curious about this one.
Saturday Dinner: We were going to find Steak Frittes somewhere either Bistro Paul Bert or Relais de l'Entrecôte - maybe . . . .
The rest of the day will likely be filled with finding pastry/bread/etc as we walk the streets . . . . heading to Sacre Coeur one day for sure - it was under scaffolding last time we were there.
Are we making any huge mistakes? Any places we should add for lunch given the dinner reservations? (We were thinking of just showing up at L'Comptoir one day for lunch to see if we get in . . . )
I wish we could eat everywhere you all have posted about but life is short and our stay in Paris is even shorter! I'll do my best to post how it all goes as well - though I am not sure i can be as complete and insightful as many of you are - I'll try my best!