Favorite Restaurants to Take Guests?
For those of you who live in Paris, what are some of your favorite restaurants to take out of town guests? Inevitably, they want to go somewhere typically French and somewhere that you've heard about in the secret newsletter sent only to people living in Paris. :-)
I've had of luck taking people to the Christian Constance restaurants, to wine bars like La Garde Robe, stopping at crepe stands along the little streets around St Michel. These seem to capture the ambiance people want when they're in Paris and are at good price points.
But... while these are all new to my guests, they are repeats for me and I wouldn't mind branching out a little. So I'm asking... Where do you like to take your guests?
A twist to the OP's situation is the friend whose visit to Paris overlaps with yours and asks to join you for dinner. We have had great success taking such people to Les Papilles and Machon d'Henri. Both serve very accessible food, are inexpensive, are easy to get to from most areas and exude "Frenchness".