Everyone on this board has been extraordinarily helpful for those of us who are fortunate enough to be visiting Paris. My trip in May 2019 is still some time away, but I have been reading hungrily as much as possible to come up with a list of restaurants we might enjoy. My husband and I will be celebrating our 37th wedding anniversary. We are staying in the 6th. I consider this a trip of a lifetime.
Our taste in art and music is sophisticated, but our taste in food is simple — but of high quality. Trad is great, but too much of it, I fear, will be too much richness to enjoy. Modern French is not as appealing, but I would like to include one MF resto. Can you recommend a good "transitional" MF for neophytes (We don't eat seafood or offal)?
Here is a list of eateries that have caught my attention so far. Any direct misses? Also, for a quick sandwich, snack or light lunch, are there any shops or markets you would recommend near the usual tourist areas such as, but not limited to, Eiffel Tower, Louvre, and Opera House? Merci!
Breizh Cafe, arrival night
Les Ombres (final evening, farewell dinner)
For Trad - La Bourse et La Vie, Josephine Chez Dumonet, La Rotonde, or Aux Bressane
D'chez Eux for roast chicken
Freddy's or L'avant Comptoir de la terre, for small plates
The two Monsieurs - Chez Monsieur and Monsieur Bleu
Juveniles Wine Bar
L'oiseau Blanc, lunch first full day after arrival.
Le Grand Vefour (Lunch special)
Foyer de La Madeleine followed by a stop to Joyeux Cafe for dessert. I believe in helping others and these spots appeal to me in Paris.