Just found out that I will be going on a last minute trip to Paris. Will be there for ~14/15 days - a mix of business and pleasure. While both my wife and I have traveled frequently in Europe going to Paris is a first for both of us (taking her along - even though this was not budgeted for). I typically spend weeks and months planning for a trip like this but have but a few days so I apologize in advance for my naivety. For reference - we will be staying in 6th at Hotel Le Senat and the 17th at Splendid Etoile - not that it should drive dining decisions as we typically are out and about.
I would like to choose 8 restaurants (about one a day) that we will plan on visiting during our stay - the balance of our meals we will leave to where our travels take us and leave open for some spontaneity. The number of options in Paris has me totally bewildered and would appreciate any comments, recommendations, those that should be eliminated, etc.
Not looking to break the bank :) but wanted to find a mixture of options (cafes/bistros/restaurants, etc).
So here is my list: La Regalade Saint Honore; La Rose de France; Les Bistrot des Compares; Les Papilles; Josephine/Ches Dumonet; Le Relais de l'Entrecote; Cafe Jade; Cafe de la Mairie; Le Florimond; La Petit Cler; Le Bouillon Chartier; Bistrot Paul Bert; Le Picquet and L'Ogre.
Thanks again for your comments - all will be greatly appreciated and taken in the spirit of making our stay more enjoyable - so fire away.