We are stopping in Paris too briefly on a visit to Kenya in early July. Arrive on a Sunday morning and leave on a Tuesday morning which is not ideal for many restaurants we would have liked to try (like AT). I have a short list of restaurants we are considering trying to obtain reservations for, but am open to any recommendations here.
We have two kids, who while not well-behaved 100 percent, are quite civilized and engaged in the presence of good food. So sharing a meal that lasts several hours is quite enjoyable. Our oldest has both a gluten and dairy sensitivity, which originally was quite a challenge for our foodie family. We will consider giving him an exemption in Paris. However, he's well aware how awful he will feel later. I only mention this restriction because steering us toward places where it is easier or possible to meet this- would be preferred (but not required). GF & DF are surprisingly straightforward in certain cuisines (Vietnamese, Japanese, etc. if using tamari instead of soy sauce, etc.).
Pierre Sang (Oberkampf only one open on Sun. & Mon.)
Eliminated places like Pierre Gagnaire, Chateaubriand, etc. for reasons of consistency or other concerns (but not cost, although we remain mindful of cost). Happy to put back in for consideration any haute cuisine restaurant strongly recommended here. Looking for food that delights and challenges us, that we wouldn't tend to cook on our own (not enough time, technique, or equipment). Aiming for either lunch or earlier dinners.
Thank you in advance for any kind feedback you all may share. Staying in either the 5th or 2nd but will decide soon. Will visit Luxembourg Gardens, Maison Larnicol, & Michel Chaudun. Anything else we will play by ear.