Dining Near the Intercontinental on Rue Scribe
I am looking for a few restaurant ideas for dinner with colleagues. If possible, I would like things that are within walking distance of the hotel.
French cuisine, moderately priced, not looking for anything too expensive or fancy/formal. Nice atmosphere, fun, or funky or artsy are great.
Mostly want to be able to enjoy the food and atmosphere and converese.
I used to enjoy greatly L'Absinthe, a modernish bistro on the very hip Place du Marché Saint-Honoré, which is not far from the Grand Hotel (still can't call it Intercontinental, such a mouthful). Then everyone complained it had gone downhill. Then someone said it was rehabilitated.