I am going to propose to my girlfriend the first week of May in Paris and put together the following lineup of restaurants. Thanks to everyone on this board for the many recommendations on various threads.
As background, my gf and I are SF foodies in our early 30s and love places like Garibaldi's, Spruce, Terzo, Bix and in NY places like Balthazar, 21 Club with good food, happy buzz in the air, and good wine.
I wanted to get your thoughts and see if I am missing anything or am overloading on a certain type of restaurant. Also I really love Balthazar in NY and want to see if there are any recommendations for similar types of bistros for lunches. I am very open to suggestions so please feel free to give feedback
Sat (Engagement celebration): Le Cinq
Mon: Chez Denise (Heavy Lunch; going to ballet this night)
Tue: Chez L'Ami Jean
Wed: Le Severo (mmm, Steak Frites)
Thur: Le Chateaubriand
Fri: Le Gaigne (trying to get Frenchie but haven't gotten through yet on phone)
PS very random non-food related question- I have never been to Paris and am trying to plan everything through Google Maps and Earth. I have settled on the actual "Proposal" site as the Square Vert Galant or the Pont Artes on Saturday late morning. I want a place that will be beautiful, uncrowded (relatively), untouristy (relatively). Is there anything that I should know about these locations at that time of day? I am terrified of showing up and finding out that there is a homeless commune that sleeps there or worse a tour group!