When I travel with just my husband we research , select and reserve our restaurants in advance. ( Thanks chowhounds for some great meals!). Two years ago when we travelled with our kids ( now 17 and 19) to Italy ( rome, florence & venice) we would just venture out of our hotel each evening and wander the streets till we stumbled upon a place that drew us in. It was lots of fun and we had some great, good and ok meals.
The 4 of us are going to Paris for a week 8/29-9/4. Will the same idea not work as we will be in one city? Should I select in advance this time? Thanks!