I'm heading to Paris next week for my 50th birthday celebration (birthday dinner will be at Mon Vieil Ami)--can't wait! One of the restaurants I want to go to for lunch is L'ami Jean on the day after we arrive. I'm nervous about trying to call from here (my French is so rusty) and they don't seem to have email, so I thought I'd wait until I get there to call for a reservation. Will calling the day before for a Friday lunch reservation work or does this restaurant tend to fill up days or even weeks in advance for lunch?
Also, last time I was in Paris in 2000, I went to Les Bouqinistes for lunch and really enjoyed it. I see they still have relatively inexpensive lunch menu--is it still a good choice?
Thanks in advance for any input.