Last time we were in Paris was five years ago. We dined at Saturne, spring, La Bigarrade, Sola, Frederic Simonin, Mavrommatis, and Jadis. My favorites were Sloa and la Bigarrade.
This time around we are in Paris for four days unfortunately. We will be staying in the 11 arrondissement. The main reason I picked this area was we have never been to this part of town and I understand it is near many restaurants and it is supposed to be near lively part of town. But the main reason, it was within a short walk to Jacques Genin and Du Pain et des Idees.
I am looking for one memorable lunch with creative food and presentation under 100 Euro pp. Then I need three more lunch spots with basically the same requirements for under 70 Euro pp. I have read lots of reviews and looked at lots of pictures.
(Pirouette, Les Climats, Biondi, Dessance, Kei, Prémices, Restaurant AG, Le Servan, HAÏ KAÏ, Restaurant H......
The places that looked interesting to me are:
Le Grand (tried to go to his previous restaurant back in 2011 and could not get in).
Akrame (tried to go there last time, but it did not happen).
Clamato (I don't like the fact that you can't make reservation)
Please let me know of any other ones.
Last time we covered the following:
Jacques Genin loved it last time and have been waiting five years to go back
Hugo & Victor liked last time
Un Dimanche à Paris wnt around circles for more than hour and did not find it
Des Gâteaux et du Pain went last time and really liked it
Pierre Hermé have been there the previous two trips and really liked it
Sadaharu Aoki had tried the offerings at Lafayette Gourmet
Jean-Paul Hévin loved the chocolates more than the pastries we tried and the hot chocolate was good, but not great
Carl Marletti tried to go there last time and when we got there they were closed
POILÂNE pretty good
Pain de sucre Ok
The places I am considering:
Pâtisserie Christophe Michalak
Les Fées Pâtissières
La Patisserie by Cyril Lignac
Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse
La Pâtisserie des Rêves (we might try their London locations)
Thank you for reading and looking forward to your help.