My apologies to anyone who has answered one of my two previous, way more specific posts. Let me try it this way.
Below is my itinerary for a Paris trip coming up in late October. I have an assortment of old-school and new-school, but I want to make sure I don't have too much of the same, and I feel like I'm missing the lively, trendy bistros that are full of Parisians as opposed to culinary temples. Can you help?
I'm only a little bit interested in hearing if I have some duds (these are all places I have been wanting to try---i.e., I'm sure there are various opinions as to which 3-stars are better than these---though please speak up if I'm truly headed for disaster...). I'm more interested in having someone look at this lineup and advise that, "Hey---you're kinda lacking in the 'fun oyster bar' department; these are all stuffy. Maybe try X restaurant." Or some such. Plus any other lunches woirth planning ahead for---or even cocktail or wine bars where I'd need a reservation?
I could easily swap out something. And I need a Wednesday and maybe a Friday (if I don't hear back from Senderens tomorrow).
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
Overnight in Amsterdam (going to Van de Kaart for dinner)
LUNCH: Le Meurice
DINNER: Nothing booked yet (Le Baratin? Le Chateaubriand? Ze Kitchen Galerie?)
LUNCH: Jules Verne (this is a request of someone in my party; should be fun at least...!)
DINNER: E-mail out to Senderens