I will be in Paris the first week of September, and I’m overwhelmed by the food options. My wife and I have never been to a “Michelin Starred” restaurant and we would like to change that.
We would like to go for a lunch on Friday September 8th our last day before we return home. Lunch works better due to price point for us. Ideally, we would like to be in the 60-80 Euro price range per person not including drinks. I’m open to ideas that push that price point up to about 100 euros if we must.
The only other reservation we have made is at Verjus. Her birthday her choice on that one.
She can be a little picky but we have done tasting menus before and she does okay. She is not a huge fan of what she refers to as odd dishes but she will try some if the meal is not overwhelmed by them. By odd I mean offal, fois gras, sweetbreads and other similar. I have a shellfish allergy which most restaurants when told work around easily, but we are likely not looking for a seafood dominated menu.
We do not need to eat at a three star and I understand that at that price point that is quite unlikely. I would like the restaurant itself to be interesting if possible. Something to add to the experience.
In doing some research on this site and others I landed on Lasserre and thought it would be quite perfect. I really liked how they open the roof and thought my wife would find that to be a nice extra touch. Something to remember besides what would hopefully be a wonderful meal. Sadly, they are closed that week and I was not able to reserve a table.
One that has caught my eye for was Tour D’ Arget. Perhaps its view of the Seine would offer similar ambiance as Lasserre’s rooftop. Though I saw its menu is about 105 Euros. Again, not out of the question but pushing my budget. One other option I thought of was Astrance. It seems affordable but I had a hard time finding any information on its interior. That is not the biggest factor but with so many options I am considering it.
We are staying in the Marais, but we will travel anywhere the metro can take us.
Any thoughts on Astrance and Tour D Argent or other places I should strongly consider?
Thank you in advance for your opinions and help.