Need suggestions for dining at the bar in Paris Michelin starred restaurants.
In Paris for 2 lunch, 2 dinners. Will be dining alone and prefer the comfort of sitting at the bar. Here's a list of my ideal preferences:
1-3 Michelin stars
Comfort, dine with other patrons at the bar too
Big bang for the buck
Pardon my ignorance if no such dining arrangements exist. I love seafood but the menu doesn't have to be only seafood. I'm very flexible and welcome any and all suggestions. It's no problem for me to hop on the metro for a short commute. I will be dining Tuesday and Wednesday during the second week of March.
Restaurants in France generally don't have bars, esp. Michelin starred ones. But dining alone at a table is never a problem.
One famous exception is Robuchon, of course.
Big Bank for the Buck: Le Cinq, Ledoyen for lunch (no bar).
I don't think it's a good idea to do two starred restaurant a day, it's hard to enjoy even if they're both wonderful. On that note, Christian Constant's Les Cocottes, Alain Dutournier's Pinxo also have bars you can eat at. Chez l'Ami Jean, too -- but it's much funnier, esp. if you're alone, to sit at a table and meet your neighbors. Denise is great for that, if you go after the Colbert Report time.
I want to find a three star lunch in Paris that will make a wonderful experience with my dad. Can't be too long a meal because we have a plane to catch at 4:20 pm. Please give suggestions Souphie. I've been to le cinq for lunch with my boyfriend and loved experience. But that was not the most super stunning food. Thank you!