Spoon, Food & Wine--Have never gotten there even though it's been open for 5 years. Actually thought it was going to be just a gimmick without quality. Surprisingly, we loved it. The service was perfect, the atmosphere was great and the food was very good. Yes, you can mix and match some columns, but we chose the kitchens recommendations and ate really well. Sommelier very helpful on the perfect wine match to go with our diverse selections. (Close to the Eiffel Tower for a nice after dinner visit)
Gourmard--A Michelin 1 Star, but chosen for a good seafood restaurant close to the hotel (Hotel Vendome). Everything was technically correct-very good food, proper service, nice atmosphere, but it was actually a bit boring. My stuffed zucchini flowers (with crab) were wonderful and something I'll try to recreate at home, but my husband's lobster was pretty tasteless. Sea bass really tasty, but.....just something was lacking.
Bofinger--Talked about quite a bit on Chowhound. We were, of course, exhiled to Siberia upstairs, but it was actually nice. Our table was in a little corner with 2 others so we didn't have a smoke or noise problem. The atmosphere and service were good. My husband loved his Alsatian plate of sauerkraut and meats that he normally would never eat and my seafood was good. Would go back more for the atmosphere than the food. But nice.