I have been reading the boards and appreciate all of the good advice. I had finally selected Chez Josephine Dumonet for a dinner, but was disappointed to learn that it was closed on Saturday night. We will be 8 people, some from Paris, others from London and New York.
Because of the size of our group, I want a place that isn't so loud and bustling that we can't hear each other, but I do want it to have a festive ambiance. I want a place that has at least a few choices on the menu, which rules out many of the bistronomy restaurants with one set menu for each meal. The food should be at least semi-classic, and I love foie gras, so would like a restaurant that usually has it on the menu; I am not such a fan of molecular food. I am looking to spend about €100 per person before wine. So much for my laundry list. Here are the restaurants that I am thinking about. I really appreciate any insights you can give me.
Le Violon D'Ingres
L'Ami Jean (worried it will not be a good set-up for such a large group)