I've narrowed it down after having studied the board for a couple of months, but am still open to other suggestions. I'd love any help or advice or information, nudges, etc. Here is what I need to work around: I do not eat red meat (I'm perfectly happy with duck, chicken, all fowl and fish but no mammal). I don't care about the price but I also do not want to be sitting in a stuffy and sacred feeling room, I'd like some bustle and liveliness. And, of course, I would like the best food possible within those parameters. Easy accessibility is helpful as I'll be on my own and don't want to walk 20 minutes to the nearest metro after many happy glasses of wine. So, right now my thoughts are: Metropolitain, Pirouette, Atao, L'Ilot and possibly Josephine Chez Dumonet (how would this one work out with the no-red meat thing?). Frenchie seems fairly unloved on this board but I can't help but be somewhat interested.
Again, any thoughts, advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you/merci in advance.