My wife and I are making our first trip to Paris in November, staying in the Rue Cler neighborhood just west of the Invalides. I have read multiple threads from first-time visitors asking for dining recommendations, and many get requests for more specific questions, so here goes.
We have three nights (Thurs, Fri and Sat) and respectfully request recommendations for dinner for each night. Restaurants within walking distance of Rue Cler would be nice, but we are happy to ride Metro or cab if necessary.
Our preferences would be two dinners in a bistro/brasserie type restaurant frequented by locals which has good food and genuine sense of place (we can eat Thai anywhere), and one extraordinary dining experience in a Michelin-starred restaurant, one in which I assume I will need to make reservations several weeks in advance of our trip.
We are two adults (no kids). Our languages are English and German, with only guidebook French (at best), so please do not recommend restaurants where fluency in French is a prerequisite for a good experience.