I will be going to Paris for the first time in two weeks and despite years of French classes and ten years of working in restaurants in L.A. I am at an absolute loss of where I should be having dinner. Three guidebooks and days online have only gotten me hungry, so I figure I should get your advice on a couple of restaurants. I am familiar with the 4 star places, and their chefs but don’t think I can break the bank on this trip. I am looking to have two great dinners with my wonderful girlfriend (her first time in Paris as well), but want to keep the dinners up $250 for two (except for the splurge on wine). This rules out the 3 month waiting list and 14 course tasting menus I am sure, but can I get some help from you eating experts. I am used to managing the restaurants, not eating in them. Thanks!!!!!!!