I lived in Paris for 3 years 2007-2010 and this will be my first trip back since moving back to Montreal. I'm not looking for a high end food experience, but I would like to at least enjoy the food while I'm there.
Back 5 years ago, if you chose well, you could find a 3-course menu in the 30-40€ range that was quite good. Of course, you could end up with junk at that same price point. Even year over year, some of my standbys quickly deteriorated and were scratched from the list. I'm hoping for similar, but willing to splurge a little extra if you come up with a "don't-miss".
Some facts to help:
- no idea where I'm staying yet, so don't really factor location in, other than to say that I'll be mostly in touristy areas and will need to eat lunch, can generally travel to any arrondissement for dinner
- at least one dinner will be with kids and adults who've been to Paris before, and some will be alone
- about 4 days in a range of Aug. 16-24 (still working out the plan)
- food restrictions: no pork and not such a fan of les abats
- fully fluent in French
Hope that's enough to go on. Thanks in advance.