I'll be staying at the edge of 6/7 (? Rue du Bac) from 7/23-7/29. Once I realized the Tour de France was ending in Paris the Sunday I am in town I made a reservation for dinner at La Ferme Saint Simon (which I had planned to do anyway as several people have noted that it can be hard to find a place open on Sunday plus with many 'August" closures already started I wanted to have something in my pocket). Nice thing about this restaurant is it is roughly two blocks from my hotel so if there is any difficulties due to traffic I can still make it.
On the one hand, I have researched a lot of places and have a list of places I want to try (this thread was uber helpful as all of these are super close to me: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9737... )
On the other hand, I like to play it by ear and not have a set itinerary on any day. This is my first time vacationing without kids, not visiting family, etc, in almost ten years and I plan more to chill and visit Paris rather than hit all the tourist spots (yes, I know, hard to do where I am but there's a reason for the location).
So I guess my question is should I be making more reservations, especially on the weekend? I guess I am also worried about how to cancel reservations once I am in France being unsure of my internet access while I am there and having very limited French.
TIA for any advice.
Oh, and if any one wants to chime in with other nearby places, I'm all ears. La Ferme is at the very top edge of my dinner budget, Chez Graff seems along the lines of what I anticipate lunch will be when I don't just picnic/nosh.