Yes it's true, finally with the tax refund in hand (should arrive before my departure) I've finally bridged that Bay Area house-poor-funk and planned a birthday trip to Paris. In my previous visits I've either found places by walking by or been with my parents who don't really appreciate food in the same way and I've never splurged on a meal.
New to Chowhound, I've now read nearly every thread about Paris eateries. The closest "situation" would have been the poor, hungry and alone - however, I'm willing to spend a significant portion of that refund on food. This time I'd like to seek out some of these gems. It'll be dead of winter still, so picnics in the park might be a little tough. I'm have a little anxiety about eating solo all 10 days and not speaking any French, but not enough to not go - know what I mean??
So, basically which of the previously-posted places: L'Epi Dupin, Guy Savoy, A La Biche au Bois, Juveniles, Baracane, Le Coude Fou, Buerre Noisette, Fish or others (???) would accomodate a single diner and not tuck me in a corner? Will it be tough making reservations in Feb? My dive hotel doesn't have a concierge!!! What should I do?
Any chowhounds going to be in Paris 7 Feb - 14 Feb?