Paris Etiquette and Dining on the Road
Paris - Do you always need reservations for dinner in Paris or for bistros and less formal places can you just "drop in"?
Sarlat - Recommendations for dinner? Not too expensive or formal. French food/food of the region preferred. Outdoor dining is always nice, but not required.
Eze - Dinner recommnedations - not Le Chevre D'Or . Not too expensive or formal, regional/tradtional french, perhaps outdoor dining.
"Paris - Do you always need reservations for dinner in Paris or for bistros and less formal places can you just "drop in"?"
I always make a reservation for several reasons: you get a prime table 9today I sat by the window not the bathroom), they refer to you by name, they know how much food to order/etc and I think it's basically polite.
Bistros are hardly uninhabited or casual these days, some serve the best food going.
John Talbott's Paris