Hello! I will be in Paris from June 13 through June 22, but will only have through part of Friday June 16 as then I'm leaving for a convention at Disneyland Paris. So, the few days I have in central Paris are priceless to me - as are the meals. I'm staying in a hotel in the 6th and the concierge did offer me recommendations when I asked, but none of them appealed and I think he just suggested restaurants in the area - so, I'm on my own (which I love).
I'm pretty much open to anything. I've done a lot of research and the only thing I really know that I want is that I want to try one of those neo-bistros that have opened up and a traditional one,
So far, for my three dinners, I have:
Chez Denise (though I speak minimal French and I don't eat offal, I DO LOVE a great steak and steak frites...... yum. It also sounds like a really fun experience
I'm at a loss for my third dinner. I have no problems travelling - I can take the Metro or a taxi and it will be light out relatively late, so I'm good.,
I had been thinking of Bistro Paul Bert, but that gets mixed reviews. Chez La Vielle's menu is short - which is fine, but there's not much on it for me, sadly. La Bourse et La Vie looks promising - though I'm not sure I should go out of my way when I only have 3 nights. Plus, I'm hoping to sample Daniel Rose's cooking in NYC at his new restaurant, so...
I'm thinking maybe I should splurge. I do think lunch splurges are a good idea, but I won't have time for that as with only a few full days in Paris, I can't really afford to spend a few hours at lunch.
Mensae has gotten great reviews, but that's a bit out of the way. I've read great things about Alan Geaam - any other recs? I don't drink wine, so there's no concern about price in that regards.
As to lunch, pretty much it depends on where I am. I'd love to try L'as due Fallafel and Breizh Cafe - and THIS trip, I fully intend to go to Monmartre, where in several visits to Paris I've yet to get to (sigh). I will continue to research, but any recommendations for that area?
Thank you so much in advance. Paris is my favorite place in the world (as much as I love NYC, which is my home city) and I'm so happy to be returning.