Tell me where to eat in Paris.
August 3, 2011 12:06 PM Subscribe
Where should we eat in Paris? My fiancé and I are heading to Paris for our honeymoon in October. We like eating out and we're looking for awesome dining experiences. We tend to enjoy places that are delicious but unpretentious. We don't like "scenes". We really like, but certainly aren't limited to, gastropubs.
posted by The Michael The to Food & Drink (23 answers total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
I'm sure we'll end up dropping into a fair share of random corner joints for steak frites and such, but we'd also like to find some places that are worth seeking out for some nice dinners on the town.
Classic and regional French cuisine would be great, but we'd rather not eat it in a place that's surviving on reputation rather than continuing greatness. New-school bistro/"bistronomy" would also be great—we've heard terrific things about Frenchie, Chez l'Ami Louis, Le Comptoir du Relais, Spring, and others, but really have no idea where to target. Really, any type of food is on the table (pun intended), as long as it's delicious and the atmosphere is good, because in general, lack of stuffiness is pretty important to us.
Either side of 50 Euros per person would be our preferred max for a few meals, and probably less for the rest, but if someplace is great, we could splurge.
That said, we'd also like maybe one really nice place for which I can put on my suit and her her cocktail dress and go out for a super-nice dinner without feeling overdressed.
We're also always on the lookout for a good cocktail or whiskey bar a la The Franklin Mortgage and Investment Co. (Philly), Death & Co. (NYC), etc.