Paris Restaurant advice!!!
I need a little help
We have reservations at Le Cinq and Le Grand Colbert and it's a habit of mine to go to Brasserie Bofinger every time I am in Paris. I just need one more restaurant to round out this trip. I'll admit I more concearned with atmosphere than amazing food....that said I still want a good restaurant.
Aux Lyonnais maybe???
Let me suggest Jules Verne at the Eiffel Tower. Service is excellent. I have been there twice and wouldn't mind going back. Although it will seem overpriced, the food is of excellent quality. You also have to consider where you are eating; the surroundings will be a constant reminder of that.
Not knowing what the nature of the complains is all I can say is that if money is not an issue and you understand that you will pay for the place and the ambiance, Jules Verne will be a very good experience.
When I was there, I saw a man leaving the restaurant with his family. They did not eat there, they got up from the table all flustered after realizing how expensive the establishment was.
I know this because as he was walking out, he said something like "I am not paying more than 20 euros for a steak." He was dressed in jeans. I am inclined to think that those are the kind of people that would complain about it.
I had a very expensive lunch for four at about $800. More than what I expected; but the service, the food and the overall experience were worth it.
If you can, forget about the money and enjoy the experience. You will be treated very well.
Some ideas, listed in alphabetical order, to go along with what you've already received:
Atelier Maître Albert Rotissiere
1, rue Maitre Albert
----> It all depends upon what you mean by "atmosphere." This is more modern in decor than many French restaurants, this Guy Savoy-owned place is really delicious and has a very good wine list.
Au Bon Accueil
14, rue de Monttessuy
----> Old-styled decor inside, or sit outside along a narrow street within sight of the Eiffel Tower. Great food.
84, avenue de Suffren
----> One of the best raw-bars I've ever found in Paris, within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower, with a wide variety of seafood salads and entrees, too. Red-and-black are the dominant colors of the decor, and it's always vibrant with people and staff . . . .