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In Need of Expert Advise: Final List One Week to Go!!

mastapeace | Dec 10, 201010:24 AM     32

Bonjour Chow Hounds,
My husband and I will be in Paris for 3 weeks starting 19/12/10. I have been glued to this site the past few months trying to compile the best possible list of restaurants to visit during our trip based on all your wonderful advice! But now that we have a week to go until departure, my husband has become concerned about the cost of my food exploration and has insisted that 10 meals out is plenty. I am now seriously doubting my list! I don’t want to miss anything great in favor of something that’s only ok. So, I’m hoping all of you experts can help me to par down my current list and add those that I’ve missed! Merci!

As far as background goes, this is our first trip to France and we will remain in Paris primarily. We are in an apartment in the 15eme bordering the 7eme at Champs du Mars, but location is not nearly as important as quality of food. I’m a pretty adventurous eater and will try just about anything. I love seafood, especially lobster, prawns, crab, etc. My husband however doesn’t like the idea of eating snails, liver, etc and would prefer not to know what he’s eating! He loves hearty food read: red meat and potatoes, like the typical American man.

Our list thus far:
We have reservations at:
Le Petit Bordelais 8pm Dinner
Spring 12pm Lunch
L’Atelier 2pm Lunch which I was going to cancel based on current reviews
Le 122 10pm Dinner
Le Reminet 12pm Lunch
Les Fables de la Fontaine 1pm Lunch
Le Regalade St Honore 8:30pm Dinner
Les Papilles 7:30pm Dinner
Le Gaigne 9pm Dinner

I still want reservations at:
Frenchie I’m trying…
Joesphine Chez Dumonet
Le Comptoire du Relais
Le Cinq
L’Agrume
Moustache

Should I change some dinners to lunches to expand my budget? Also, are some seatings (times) better than others? Also, we’d love to know of any recommended courses! Any advice is highly appreciated!
Of course, I’ll be reporting back on all the places we try upon our return!
Thanks again,
Mallory

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