We just returned from Paris, having rented an apartment near the Place Saint Georges/Rue de Martyrs area. We found the location so ideal that we didn't venture as far as we thought we would for dinners. Dining at home was a breeze with all the provisions we could gather nearby for "semi-homemade" meals. John Talbott, thank you, since your blog led us to many of our favorites, both on this trip and past ones.
(I don't comment so much on what we ate, but since it was the height of asparagus season we really enjoyed all types of preparations (and colors) of it done very well including soups, salads, sauces, and sides.)
Les Saisons continues to be one of our favorites in terms of service, cuisine and value. We returned for another helping of their white asparagus veloute with ham and croutons--Divine.
Les Canailles was steps from our apartment and we were bummed they closed for a week while we were there (lots of places do so around Easter) but we had 2 dinners there which were excellent. Great value. My husband's favorite dish of the trip was their pork loin and pigs feet pancake.
Moulin de la Galette was a Sunday choice to join friends but felt like a tourist trap with a very limited menu. The best I can say is the chairs were comfortable and tables well spaced.
Belle Maison (seafood) and Pantruche (bistro) of the same group were great, with a wide array of fresh and creative choices. Excellent wine lists too. Again each were closed for a week during April.
Augusto, Italian on Victor Masse. The best course was a grilled vegetable entree. Homemade pasta but sauces needed some seasoning.
Tous: Deserves all the praise it's receiving. Great food, vibe and value. Especially at lunch.
Atelier Rodier: A knockout value at 42 euros for 3 courses that actually turn into at least 5 with the kitchen surprises. Colombian influenced cuisine with attentive service was a highlight of our trip.
Restaurant Bouillon on Rochechouart: We succumbed to the cote de boeuf (it was Salers beef) for 2, a dish they excel at. Good wine list and warm and attentive service.
Hotel Amour: Had my birthday lunch here on a beautiful day. Acceptable food in a pretty garden setting.
Le Garde Temps: Looks plain but we had a really tender tasty lamb dish here and we would have returned if they would have been open later in the month.
Comme Chez Maman 75017: The blanquette de veau was a memorable dish, but we weren't wowed by the wine list or the service.
Les Arlots: A favorite find. Tiny place. Pea soup, Sausage and mash, sole meunière were standouts.
Fulgurances: Lunch was disappointing. Tried entire menu but nothing impressed us. Service was lax too. Felt like fellow diners were all bloggers. Get dish, take photo, start texting????
Salsamenteria de Parma was a fun a lively Italian charcuterie and pasta place with live music that was perfect one Sunday evening.