I have been scoping out people's recommendations for a good couple months running up to our trip to your city over the Easter Weekend (Friday to Monday).
We are two 30 years olds living in East London - after casual, fun places with good food and importantly, buzzy non-stuffy atmosphere. We are staying in an apartment in the 11th(or maybe 10th?) just off Rue Oberkampf but used to travelling on metro etc so distance not such a problem.
After getting over the disappointment of Chez L'ami Jean being shut (seriously, the main reason we booked this trip was to go - gutted...) our plans are looking something like:
Friday Dinner - Bones (booked)
Saturday Brunch/Lunch - Buvette (Rue Henry Monnier)
Saturday Dinner - the main dilema. I am weighing up Paul Bert / Richer / le BAT / Piere Sang Boyer / Terroir Parisien (Palais Brongiart) - a lot of options! Any to definitely go for/rule out?
Sunday Lunch - If warm, a picnic in Jardin de Lux with food from Marche Raspail or Mouffetard - any suggestions for which is better?
if not warm than Danes Les Landes
Sunday Dinner - Clamato
I then have a monday lunch spot free - any thing crying out to be tried?
Thanks in advance for all your help - Chowhound is always invaluable and I hope I can help some of you with advice in London at some point