My list has really changed due to the great ideas here on CH. Here's a revised list and the criteria for what we are actually looking for.
Overall, we seek classic French food in a traditional bistro setting. Ideally, a restraunt that has A) outstanding food; and B)a solid wine selection. The list below should shed some light on the types of places that seem to suit us.
CRITERIA: I am very curious about atmosphere (modern or classic/busy/quiet); tourists (just a few? Or tons of them?); and of course we must know about the quality of the overall value (taking price into consideration). Lastly, please keep in mind we will have a group of 10 people. We would like to be able to enjoy our meal and not be rushed along throughout the dinner. So a relaxed environment is a good thing. And anything else you would like to add, feel free!
HERE'S THE LIST:
Chez Denise: Everybody seems to love it there. But we have a group of 10 people, and it sounds like the tables are far too close together...and that it could be a messy scene for a group of 10. Is that about right? (I'm not even sure they would take a party that large)
Moissonnier: sadly, this is closed on Mondays, and that's the day of the dinner. I had been leaning toward this establishment. I will try to visit it another day during my trip.
Joséphine Chez Dumonet: The reviews on CH are generally good, and the online pictures look great. Can you tell me about the atmosphere and the food and the overall value? Is it OK for a group of 10?
La Tour de Montlhéry ou chez Denise: I have read mostly good things, but not all good things. What do you think?