I am a new yorker traveling to france for vacation. I will be landing in Paris and meeting some colleagues from Spain and Germany for dinner. I am staying in the 8th, they are staying in the 11th and looking for a restaurant recommendation for Saturday night. I am looking for someplace nice, but not stuffy, modern and hip with a lively atmosphere. Cuisine is not as important as long as the food is excellent (although I always prefer to eat the local food). I am looking for somewhere conveniently located, not super far, but in a neighborhood where we would be able to get a few drinks after dinner.
let me know what the experts think!