I've been poring religiously over the many posts here on CH France and I've gotten so much great information from you all. This is probably my 4th or 5th visit to Paris - I will be there probably from 9/1 - 9/10 - and I'm diligently planning what and where I will be eating. Of course. :)
After much research, I've come up with a list of places that I am interested in trying. I will be alone some of the meals and I also don't have a lot of money to spend. That being said, as I always treasure truly great food and experiences, I would consider breaking the bank for something amazing. As you can guess, I live in New York and have, of the haute dining places here, eaten at Per Se, Sushi Yasuda, Eleven Madison Park, Daniel, Momofuku Ko, Marea, Scarpetta, Bouley, etc. etc. We have quite a big selection of top-notch food here, and it's not all haute cuisine either. Many great, less expensive and more casual places. I would like to have one or two nice moderate dinners, PERHAPS an all-out three star lunch if it's truly amazing and worth it, try lots of cheese and charcuterie (I'm happy to go buy it from the source), and of course, countless bakeries/patisseries. With that, here is my list of restaurants and cheese places. Please help me find the ones that would offer stellar food that I couldn't easily find here in New York. If you have other suggestions, please also offer those.
Josephine Chez Dumonet
(I would consider Chez l'Ami Jean, but I detest rice pudding....)
La Regalade St. Honore
ZKG or KGB
La Cantine du Trouquet
Marie Anne Cantin
Thank you so much for all of your help and advice - you really help so many of us create memories that will last a lifetime.