My husband and I will be in Paris May 24-31. Since our 30th wedding anniversary falls on Sunday the 25th, we've decided we'll celebrate at La Tour D'Argent, convenient to our hotel near the Pantheon and also open on Sunday. Also, I'm making reservations at a bistro in the 6th Arrondissement, "La Marlotte," on the reccomendation of friends who liked it.
We'd also like to splurge for one evening at a 3 star establishment. I'm sort of leaning toward Guy Savoy, but remain open for input. I believe Tallievent is pretty traditional and might be in too similar to La Tour D'A. I'm interested in Pierre Gagnaire, but I've heard his innovations sometimes get out of control. I don't want to risk being there when he goes too far over the edge. On the other hand, we don't want everything too traditional and stuffy, nor do we care for food that's overdone just for effect. Good ingredients well prepared are what we like.
Any opinions from people who've actually eaten at these places or other 3 star Paris restaurants? I appreciate any and all input.