Chowhound Presents: Table Talk with Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh of Sweet: Desserts from London's Ottolenghi | Ask Your Questions Now ›

Restaurants & Bars

France Paris

Help fill in the blanks - Paris dining itinerary


Restaurants & Bars 18

Help fill in the blanks - Paris dining itinerary

parisdreamer | Aug 17, 2010 10:37 AM

So after reading this board for the past several months and doing some personal research/reading I think I have narrowed down the places I would like to try on my trip to Paris this fall with my husband. Since my husband hasn’t been I wanted to try and eat at a few classically French places like a brasserie and a bistro.

While I have put down some of the sightseeing we would like to do each day the actual days we go is flexible (hopefully it isn’t too ambitious!)

I have also spent so much time on dinner restaurants I have failed to look into places for lunch. I am also trying to find a place where we could have a nice leisurely lunch on a terrace or overlooking a garden. If the budget allows I would love to go to Ledoyen – but if that doesn’t happen can anyone recommend a leisurely lunch place with a terrace or garden atmosphere that would be around the 30-40E pp price?

Here are my ideas so far….

Tuesday Day 1 (late arrival into Paris from Normandy – we are staying on Quai St. Michel in the 5th)
Dinner: Brasserie Balzar

Wednesday Day 2
(Sightseeing - Notre Dame, Jardin de Luxembourg, Rue Muffetard, Il-Saint-Louis)
Lunch: ?
Dinner: ?

Thursday Day 3 – Anniversary Day
(Sightseeing – Eiffel Tower & Champs Elysee, Place de Vosages)
Lunch: ?
Dinner: Le Petrelle

Friday Day 4
(Sightseeing – Louvre & Area)
Lunch: ?
Dinner: ?

Here are the other few places on my list that might find a spot in our itinerary:
Chez Josephine – definitely want to eat here – would this be better for lunch or dinner?
Robert et Louise – my husband wants to try this place but I am not 100% sure. I think we are turned off by the fact that they sometimes have communal seating which we aren’t really into.
L’As du Falafel – quick lunch to go one day
Le Garde Robe - wine bar for charcuterie

Since we would have already spent 6 days in Normandy I think we will be full up on seafood - so don't really need any seafood restaurants. I am still looking for a restaurant that serves frois gras cooked
whole and not terrine or pate style. I have searched the board but nothing is jumping out. I am not a big fan of it so only a place that would have it for one.

Thanks for your help and suggestions!

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound