My fiance and I are recently engaged (!) and we're headed to Paris for a week in late June! This is part celebratory trip and part "work" trip. He is an artist and will be submitting work at the OFFF Paris Festival.
Anyway, we rented an apartment in the 9th for the week so I can take advantage of the open-air markets and the lovely kitchen provided.
I used to live in Paris about 5 years ago, and at the time I was a poor Au Pair, so the idea of an expensive dinner never crossed my mind. We'd like to spend a lot of time cooking our meals, but I also want to show him how lovely the food is in Paris. I know we'll be choosing a lot of the Prix Fixe menus available during lunch, but I was hoping to find one great place for an unforgettable meal.
I know we don't want a fussy-fussy restaurant, but we'd also like to have the option of dressing up if the restaurant calls for it. We're super-open to cozy as well as fun. I heard Savoy is "extra fun" and Chez L'Ami Jean is good as well. Any thoughts on Le Petrelle or La Regalde? What about Passage 53 or Le Voltaire?
Like I said, we want great food, so we're okay with the establishment not being spotless. We'd rather not sacrifice good food for a beautiful restaurant.
We are the kind of people who appreciate a good crepe, stinky cheese, a bottle of wine in the park and a falafel you can hold while strolling along the streets.
Thanks for any advice! Feel free to suggest something other than what I've listed!