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[Paris] Horns of a dilemma - need help choosing

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[Paris] Horns of a dilemma - need help choosing

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Kelly | | Sep 26, 2012 11:34 AM

I've got two trips to Paris in the next week and a complete surfeit of reservations (though not, sadly, at the one place I was dying to return to, Chez l'Ami Jean).

Will fellow 'hounds help me winnow through the choices?

Trip #1 - weekend with partner and 3-year-old son

Friday dinner
Chez Casimir (chosen because we're staying right next to the Gare du Nord for convenience's sake, because our train gets in at 7pm, because my partner's been there and liked it and because I've not yet been - but loved Chez Michel)

Saturday lunch - currently three reservations; sticking with 7th arr. because in the morning we'll be wandering through the Musee Rodin garden and visiting the Eiffel Tower, which is tops with the 3-year-old
Chez Lucie
Pottoka
L’Affriolé
Which should we keep?? I know they're all quite different, but looking for food we'll remember and an environment that's tolerant of kids (ours will be diverted with colouring books and the "high phone" if necessary)

Saturday dinner - following an afternoon at either Jardin du Luxembourg or Maison Européenne de la Photographie
Quite proud of myself here, because I think we can do two dinners! :o) We have a reservation at Dans les Landes and I figure if we're reasonable here, we can also stop by Candelaria for a quick taco or two afterward.

Sunday lunch
Les Fines Gueules - never been, but we're meeting friends in the area and it sounds rather nice.

Sunday dinner
Stopping by Saravanaa Bhavan for bags full of takeaway to eat at home in Brussels. :o)

Trip #2 - day trip for work; only time for dinner
Currently have dinner reservations at
L'Office
Les Saisons
Le Bouclier de Bacchus

Which to choose? I don't think I have time for a leisurely lunch; otherwise I'd try to grab L'Office for that, as it's literally around the corner from our office.

Or am I missing a "hey, no toddler with me!" trick by not trying to snag a reservation at Abri? My train is at 21.55 - could I get through the six-course dinner if I were there at 19.30?

Thanks for any insights/advice - and I promise to report back.

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