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Please review my restaurant selections

topeater | | Oct 2, 2012 11:09 AM

We will be in Paris December 19-26th. I was there many years ago & this is my husband's first trip.
This is what I have reserved so far and what I am considering. I've done a lot of research, but would like more up to date opinions. This will be our honeymoon, so I really want it to be special. I'm planning the restaurants, he's busy studying French! We will not be able to have 2 large meals a day. Initially, I was thinking of having a main meal at lunch, but I am rethinking that due to the short days to do sightseeing. We do not mind small servings.

For our first night, we have reservations at Le Comptoir which I consistently read good reviews. Any thoughts? Should we also try to go to Chez L'Ami Jean or is the cooking too similar?

Friday, we have reservations at L'Atelier's de Joel Robuchon St Germain.

These are the only reservations I've made so far. Please help me choose the best/interesting restaurants:

Ze Kitchen Galerie
Le Galopin
Chez Josephine Dumonet (although, recent reviews have not been kind)
Le Carre des Vosges in Marais
Le Clarisse
Chez Denise
Chez Paul
Frenchie (can't get a reservation, but am thinking about going when they open and trying for a table)

For casual:

Breizh Cafe
Le Procope on Sunday afternoon
La Tartine
Barron Rouge
Huitrerie Regis

For Christmas Eve, I was thinking of Au Petite Marguery
Christmas Day, lunch at Le Violin d'Ingres which would be our last meal except for a snack that night.

What do you think? Please help me to narrow down my choices. Am I missing something?