I'm going to be in Paris for 5 days next week on vacation, and tho I'm familiar with french food, having gone to culinary school and having cooked in NYC, I'm completely unfamiliar with the city of Paris.
Where are the places you tell people to go when visiting? My travel companion and I are pretty open-minded eaters (though not a fan of offal), and though we may do one dinner as a splurge, we're just looking for those solid, satisfying ,great value for the money, meals for lunch and dinner (and will gladly take recs for a cafe's for morning coffee as well). There's a couple of dishes I want to have - a great cassoulet, a real steak au poivre, a coq au vin, but am open to just about anything.
Thanks in advance!