We are traveling to Paris next week and will be in Paris for a number of nights, then heading to the south of France. We are two adult foodies and a teen foodie, who may not be as willing to try some more adventurous dishes but appreciates good food. We all love to cook and eat. In any event, we are looking for solid mid priced to perhaps luxe options mostly for dinner. Regardless of fancy or informal we are most interested in the food, and some atmosphere. My French is pretty passable.
We think lunches will be lighter, but still want to eat well. We are staying in the First but can travel. Many of the spots I have identified seem to be bistros, which we like but, I'm also wondering if there are some lighter options, some more modern approaches. An Italian suggestion also would be appreciated, we love pasta. We also would like a one or two star spot for a splurge but haven't really found one and the three star spots all seem to be close to 150-200+ Euros per person, which is too cher. Your feedback would be much appreciated by this hungry NYC family, thanks in advance.
Olio Pan Vino
Les Fines Gueules - likely the former for lunch on day one and the latter for an early dinner.
Le Bistro Paul Bert
Le Bistro des Gastronomes
La Biche au Bois
Le Cafe des Musees
Le Hide Koba's Bistro (is this mostly fish?)
La Regalade (though the reviews seem across the map)
Le Mini Palais
Ze Kitchen Galerie (a good one star option?)
Simone & Nicola (lunch)
Citronelle et Galanga
Anyplace similar to Aux Lyonnais, which looks great but will be closed when we will be in Paris?
We also likely will walk along Paris Plage, any recommendations for someplace near the river or with a view?