We are headed to Paris in late September (my first time unbelievably) and want to have great food but not old-school stuffy French style.
My husband and I do not eat meat but we do eat Fins and Feathers, anything fowl or from the ocean. We love cheese and wine and we love to dine.
I care most about the food and the experience but much prefer an up and coming or more updated/modern chef/restaurant to the Michelin old guard experience. We have 5 nights (one is my birthday) and will likely make reservations for dinners only and let lunches be more spontaneous. (gasp!) One lunch at Le Comptoir if you all agree.
Right now the contenders are:
Les Cotellettes Bistrot
Le 6 Paul Bert
Le Comptoir (for lunch)
What do you think? If any of these are super meat heavy or old school please let me know. Recs for a great place to have cocktails and people watch would be lovely too. We generally go somewhere for a cocktail before dinner, and maybe after too.
Thank you so much!