A friend is coming to visit for her birthday and wants a "long boozy lunch". Ahem. They're not particularly (look away JT) "foodies", but I am. What does that mean? I suppose I'm looking for somewhere with that is based on traditional French cuisine, but the odd creative flourish would be nice.
As it's a 'special'-ish occasion, attractive surroundings would be nice. Leaning more towards the antique poster, well-chosen knick-knack, mismatched furniture, shabby cool antique end, or even textbook bistro shiny brass and polished wood, rather than the chic, slick, minimalist side of the spectrum. Somewhere with a terrace or garden would be lovely!
Service - impeccable would be nice! Would settle for friendly and relatively efficient. Or at least interested! Long aprons also good.
Atmosphere: Would prefer somewhere not too busy (this will be a Thursday lunchtime) and not too knocking-elbows-with-the-neighbours. Though people-watching opportunities would also be preferred (I know! I'm just a big bag of contradictions!)
Location - I'd like to take them for a post-prandial stroll so I was thinking somewhere near Jardin du Luxembourg, or the Tuileries.
Price - would like set menu with some choice, up to about 35e pp for 3 courses not inc wine or coffee. A good selection of wines under 25e also welcome.
Summary: A pleasant place for a relaxed enjoyable lunch near a park, with a set menu under 35 euros. Too much to ask?
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