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How soon should I reserve? Are the restaurants, I have listed all similar in cuisine/style?


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How soon should I reserve? Are the restaurants, I have listed all similar in cuisine/style?

mick | Feb 15, 2012 05:59 PM

We will be in Paris for 5 days and nights in early June, part of a month long visit to France. We have been to Paris many time but not since 2005.

For dinners, I would like to keep the cost per person somewhere between €30-50 max not including wine. It seems our list is heavy with traditional French bistro style cuisine, with nothing modern or edgy, so would welcome any suggestions so long as the price point matches up. In years past we always made it to La Fontaine de Mars (obviously pre Obama), and Chez Denis. We may want to return to them again. Anyway, here is our list. Would like to narrow it down to probably 6-8 lunches and or dinners and if room in our stomachs, wing the rest or just have charcuterie etc at a wine bar. We will be in the 1st arroidoisment so I know there are plenty of good wine bars there. List in no particular order.

La Regalade Saint-Honore
Les Fines Gueules
Cafe des Musees
Les Papilles
Cafe Constant
Bistro Le Paul Bert
Chez L'Ami Jean
L'Auberge Cafe
Le 122
La Chateaubriand( is it beyond our budget and how difficult are resos for first seating)
La Comptior(seems the resos are too difficult, maybe the no res lunch or L'Avant Comptior)
Chez Michael or Cafe Casimir(do they exceed our budget)

Will also try and work in some oysters. We love Le Baron Bouge but don't think they serve oysters in June. Do most of the Places specializing in oysters still serve them in June? And finally, love classic steak tartare heard Les Fines is popular for it but have read conflicting reviews, most positive except some that the beef does not stand out because of the pesto? Any suggestions, recommendations greatly appreciated. Oh and as my original posting ask how far in advance should I reserve for any one of these restaurants listed especially given it will be the first week in June. Thanks

La Chateaubriand (would this be more than the €50 max per person?)
Le Comptior (reservation seems unlikely or a hassle, perhaps the no res lunch or L'Avant Comptior)
Frenchie or Spring (how difficult are resos and do they exceed our budget)

La Fontaine de Mars
129 Rue Saint-Dominique, Paris, Île-de-France 75007, FR

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