Where can we get a nice dinner in Paris near the 1er?
April 21, 2010 8:47 AM Subscribe
I want to take my husband out for a nice dinner in Paris for his birthday. The catch: I'm pregnant and have some weird food aversions.
posted by Ms. Informed to travel & transportation around Paris, France (9 answers total)
We're heading to Paris at the end of May, and we'll be there over Mr. Informed's birthday. We haven't had a proper vacation in years and this is likely to be our last just-us trip for some time, as we're expecting a baby in the fall. So I'd like to take him somewhere nice for a birthday dinner. We don't need a Michelin star or anything--but a romantic atmosphere and delicious food are key.
Here are the relevant details:
- We're staying in the 1er, close to the Concorde and Tuileries Metro stops, and a place within walking distance or a short Metro ride would be great.
- We generally like all kinds of food, although due to pregnancy aversions/restrictions, I'd prefer somewhere where I could avoid blue/veined and unpasteurized cheeses, lamb, organ meats, anything that smells fishy, and anything cooked rare (sigh). I don't mind if these are on the menu, of course, as long as there's something else I can eat. So that may not be a complicating factor after all.
- And finally, if possible, the cost for the two of us should be under $200 (about 150 Euros).
Any recommendations? Extra bonus points if I can make a reservation online, since I speak no French and would prefer to surprise Mr. Informed rather than ask him to call for the reservation.
If my budget is impossible, please tell me that too--and then tell me where you'd head and what a more reasonable estimate would be!