Hello again - first, I want to thank you all for your advice on the markets, boulangeries, fromageries, etc. I feel well prepared with your advice!
To recap - we are spending one night (17 juillet) in the Marais (villa Beaumarchais on the Bd Beaumarchais. I would appreciate recommendations (from my list, or others) for dinner that night.
The next day (Thursday) we take a noon train to Germany for a family wedding. I have read that food on the train is abysmal, and would appreciate recommendations for somewhere to pick up picnic food suitable for the train.
We return to Paris on 7/23, for a week in apartment off the rue Monge. We want some flexibility but are also prepared to commit to some reservations. Last year, in July, we were able to get last minute reservations - probably by dining early - at Lilane. I've put together a list of possibilities - enough to give us flexibility depending on where we are. Many of these are gleaned from Chowhound posts.
I have all accumulated in a spreadsheet with hours, full address, arondissment, type of food, etc as an easy reference for travelling.
Recommendations would be appreciated on which to make a priority, which need reservations, and which are likely to be a problem between 7/23 and 7/30. Many thanks again!
l'Atlas (Blvd St Germain)
Chez Hamadi (rue Boutebrie)
Le Pot o Lait (rue Censior)
Little Breizh (rue Gregoire de Tours)
Cafe Bonaparte (St Germain de Pres) - had a very good lunch there last year
Le Procope (rue de l'Ancienne de Comedie, oldest cafe in Paris)
Cafe de la Nouvelle Mairie (rue Fosses St Jacques)
French or French Fusion
Chez Grenouille (rue Blanche)
Chez l'Ami Jean (rue Malar)
Dans les Landes (rue Monge)
Jardins d'Ivy (rue Mouffetard) - had a decent dinner last summer
Lilane (rue Gracieuse) had 2 very good dinners last summer
L'Epouvantail (rue Jarente)
Restaurant la Gaigne (rue Pecquay)
Ze Kitchen Gallerie (rue des Grands Augustines)
Grains Nobles (rue Boutebrie)
Les Pipos (rue des Ecoles Polytechnique)
Rubis (rue de Marche St Honore)
Again - many thanks for your assistance - if you're evern in the Boston area or suburbs of Boston, I will try to return the favor.