Palais Garnier dinner with 13-year old
I am taking my 13-year-old niece to Paris in early July. She takes ballet and so we're going (assuming I can get tickets) to the Paris Opera Ballet and I'm wondering about where to eat near the theater. She's a sophisticated, relatively adventurous eater but she IS 13. I looked around here for spots near the Palais Garnier and here are the three that sounded interesting:
Le Cafe de la Paix
La Fontaine Gaillon
Drouant obviously is kid-friendly. But is it adult-friendly? And what about the others? They look lovely but would they be OK for a young person?
Any other ideas in the area?
I should think that Cafe de la Paix is OK for any age as long as everyone is well-dressed and well-behaved! It's very cozy and congenial, elegantly furnished, has good food, and is open late enough that you can go there after the ballet. It's best to have reservations, but not always necessary. I've been there three or four times and have always enjoyed it--oysters and other seafood, blinis with caviar, foie gras two ways... It's not an awesome gastronomic experience, but everything is fresh and tasty and you don't have to wait too long for your food. By the way, I recommend buying your ballet tickets online at www.operadeparis.fr. They're doing La Fille Mal Gardée in early July and tickets for that go on sale starting TOMORROW March 9!!