We will be in Paris in July for 9 days with my husband and 3 kids (8, 6 and 4). We are renting an apartment and will likely eat many meals cooked at home from the markets, but I would really like to have a few meals planned at restaurants which I think the whole family could enjoy. I think the kids should get the experience of eating in a Parisian restaurant at least once while we're there! Would really like to eat at Chez Josephine Dumonet (beacause I think my husband and I would enjoy the food and experience), but not sure if 3 young kids would be accepted? They are pretty good kids and willing to try new foods, but they are not used to really long sit-down restaurant meals. Do French families take their kids out to restaurants like this?
Also, we have childcare (grandparents) available for 1 date night meal over a weekend (has to be Sat/Sun, otherwise we would do Josephone for our date night). My husband and I have reservations at Les Climats, but thinking about changing plans to try to Clamato (would enjoy the seafood), but worried about the no reservation policy. We want delicious food, but also a nice atmosphere-- doesn't have to be clasically romantic, too stuffy is probably worse than too hip, but we don't want to feel like we're eating in Brooklyn, either. Or alternatively, would Clamato be acceptable with young kids if we went early? 2 of my 3 kids actually love seafood, including sometimes eating it raw in Japanese preparations.
I am also thinking about Mandoobar in the 8th for family dinner (kids love Korean and have eaten it at home as well is NYC). I think my kids would enjoy the food, but also feel like it might be hard to get a family of 5 into a 12 seat operation?
Thanks in advance for any input!