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Your thoughts on Paris itinerary with family

mdleo | Jun 1, 201506:47 AM

This board continues to be a wonderful resource. I relied on it with great success to plan my first trip to Paris five years ago, and it is again proving to be a wealth of helpful information.

I would be grateful for your feedback on my upcoming visit to Paris. We have scheduled (but hopefully not overscheduled) our days with activities and I am trying to plan our dinners.

Parameters: I am traveling with my wife, our two children (ages 9 and 11), and my in-laws. The children are our main constraint. They are well-behaved in restaurants and one has a reasonably-adventuresome palate, but the other has only recently begun to willingly eat much more than pasta. She will be fine at any restaurant that offers a straightforward steak or roast chicken option, but restaurants with small, set menus probably will be too risky. We will have three or four dinners.

I also would like to plan one nice dinner out for my in-laws alone. They are world-travelers who appreciate and are willing to pay for excellent food but do not want to invest the time in a 3-star meal. Contemporary and/or asian-inspired preparations are a plus, but not necessary.

We are staying in the 6th, near the Odeon. I would like my in-laws' dinner to be within a 10-15 minute walk. Ideally the family dinners also would be walkable but we could venture a little farther out for the right destination.

I am thinking about the following possibilities:

For the family dinners:
Drouant
Josephine Chez Dumonet
Mini Palais
Pirouette

For the in-laws' dinner:
Ze Kitchen Galerie
Restaurant AG

I would welcome any thoughts you might have, including concerns about the restaurants I've identified or suggestions for great choices that I may have missed. Many thanks in advance!

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