So I'm generally a planner but I don't know what happened this time around. Maybe it's that I've been busy at work, maybe it's that the trip seems like a vague dream, maybe it's that there's simply too many options, or maybe it's the fact that since I am traveling with my parents I have regressed to a childlike state. Regardless of the reason, I am now in a position where I find myself going to Paris in 48 hours with absolutely no reservations. None.
Keeping in mind that I am not solely responsible for this predicament as I am traveling with three other fully functioning adults who have planned nothing, I feel that I should shoulder a majority of the blame as I've built up everyone's expectations that I am the one who "likes this stuff" (please see repeatedly refreshing the momofuku ko reservation website at 10am exactly 14 days prior to our dinner in NY.) With that sense of personal responsibility, I have consulted the ch boards, parisbymouth, and some others and have come up with the following 13 restaurants that I plan to give to the concierge (with un peu d'argent) and see what he/she can do:
Spring, Frenchie, Saturne, Breizh Cafe, Chez l'Ami Jean, La Fountaine de Mars, Le Bristol, Le Cinq, Le Chateaubriand, Septime, La Regalade, L'Astrance, & Guy Savoy
I'm really hoping we get lucky with two or three of them as we have have five days/nights to fill. However, if people can let me know what's either not on the list but should be I would be much obliged (taking bistro suggestions too). As you'll note, the items above are on the expensive side which is okay but certainly not a requirement. We are open to all cusines and though staying in the Marais, the location of the restaurant is not a big concern - provided they won't have a problem seating four idiots.
Merci de votre aide!