My wife and I are spending Christmas in London this year and we are planning a trip to Paris for the day on December 23rd. We'll be arriving mid-morning and will have time for a long lunch. We were in Paris in May and got acquainted with the city and enjoyed the our meals there. Right now, I'm torn between two options for our lunch. I'd like to either try La Bigarrade, which we were unable to secure a booking in May, or a more traditional restaurant as I think a hearty meal at an old-school place would be a perfect complement to the likely cold, grey weather in December. I've unfortunately had to eliminate trying higher end places like La Grande Casade and L'Arpege as we want to be able to dress more comfortably while traveling and walking around the city.
For more traditional restaurants, I'm considering Josephine-Chez Dumonet, but I've had difficulty finding any information regarding how well they can accomodate a vegetarian (my wife). I don't want to enjoy their duck confit while my wife eats bread and butter.
If all else fails, we plan to go back to Au Bon Accueil, as we had a wonderfully relaxed lunch their in May.
I'd appreaciate any suggestions or thoughts regarding my plans. I've already consulted the Michelin guide for opening times and if they are accurate, the places I've mentioned should be open on the 23rd.