hi! I'm a Toronto 'hound in my early 30s heading to Paris with the husband for a quick winter getaway.
Us: We like simple food with quality local ingredients - I'm a fan of vegetable and fish-focused dishes, the huz prefers pork, beef or quality pasta (but steers away from offal). We like to eat places that are fun and happening, but prize good service and quality food over being in the trendiest spots. We like eating in small plates, too, and love making several stops over an evening, wandering between places, and sitting at the bar when we can.
What we want: looking for a combination of Paris' best and newest-hippest places to eat. A few pricier meals are okay, but mid-range is best. We don't mind doing lunch instead of dinner, and we do want to have one or two reservations in place before we go. If anyone has a good plan for New Year's Eve for us, that would be good too. Also looking for wine bars and craft beer bars, ideally near to the places we might be dining.
Right now we've got a dinner at Spring and a lunch at Boquinistes booked. I've heard of/am considering also Candelaria, Verre Vole, Buvette, Sherry Butt, Mama Shelter, Cafe Breizh, Dirty Dick, Au Papilles, Bones. Any thoughts on any of these?
We'll be staying in Le Marais, but will travel far and wide for what's good.
Thanks in advance!