Will be visiting Paris with my 11 year old son in late April (Easter) and was wondering if anyone could recommend a restaurant that will give him the quintessential Parisian dining experience - at least as seen through the eyes of an 11 year old. (When I asked him what he would like to do in Paris he named two things: see the Eiffel Tower and eat in a "nice" French restaurant.) Last time I was in Paris I was a starving student so I have no idea where to begin. I have been reading the posts on this site, but not sure what would be appropriate for a child. He is an adventurous eater and well-behaved. He is obsessed with Michelin stars. (Too $$$, I think!) I think we can do just as well by asking here.
Looking for great food, a very "French" atmosphere and if possible in the 8th arrondisement. We can travel if need be. Just worried about being exhausted in the evenings. We are coming from the West Coast. Budget of about 100 euros (he won't be drinking!) I am also a little worried about what will/will not be open Easter weekend. We arrive on a Thursday and Sunday is Easter. Should we try for dinner on Friday or Saturday?
Thank you for helping with this most important part of our trip!