Which 2 of these 3???
Will only have time for 2 meals in Paris. Staying in Rue Cler area. L'ami Jean, La Florimond and La Fontaine de Mars. Which 2 would you choose and which for lunch and dinner. Thanks for your opinions.
I have been to Florimond and to Fontaine de Mars,both are very nice and have very good food.Florimond is bit better that Fonatine in my opinon I am not sure if Florimond is open for lunch. I have a suggestion for lunch Petite Troquet on rue d l'Exposition, adorable little bistro with very good food. I have never been to 'Ami Jean so I can't comment on that. But the ones I have been to atr all good, along with Leo The Lion which is on Duvivier which runs right behind Rue Cler. Have a wonderful trip!!
Ll'Ami Jean et la Fontaine de Mars -- l'Ami Jean for a late lunch since it is less crowded then and there is only one seating. Le Florimond is good not great.
Of the 3 I would choose Le Florimond for the consistently good cooking by Pascal and the always pleasant service by Laurent. La Fontaine de Mars is larger, with a generally friendly atmosphere and is a caricature of a SW bistro with traditional offerings. I have been to Chez l'Ami Jean 2 times and was disappointed, as you can read in an earlier post; if you go, be prepared for a madhouse, with the good chance of having your fellow diners elbow in your plate, and the occasional mistake in service and cooking which I attribute to the crush of humanity who adore this place.