Hey Chowhounders -
We went to Paris in May 2009 and thanks to the recommendations on this board, we ended up having one of the most memorable (eating) trips of our lives. Specifically, we had fantastic meals at Chez L'Ami Jean, Chez Michel, Chez Renee, Chez Dumonet, and L'Atelier Robuchon. We also had a lovely meal at Auberge Bressane and indulged at Pierre Herme, Lenotre, and Gerard Mulot.
We're heading back to Paris this December for a week and I've been researching the board for some new recommendations. It appears that the following places seem like worthwhile destinations: Le Gaigne, Frenchie, Le Regalade, Le Comptoir Relais, and Spring. What do people think? Should I try to book at these places for dinner? Would lunch be better than dinner at any of these places? Are there other restaurants/bistros we should consider trying? How about some not-to-miss boulangeries and patisseries?
Our priority is delicious French food, first and foremost. We love all kinds of food, but want to focus our energies on uniquely French and/or Parisian eating experiences. Thanks for your help. As I mentioned, we had an incredible experience last year and are hoping to have another one.