Paris with two 16 year old girls
I am going to Paris the first week in April. Another mom (we live in LA) and I are taking our daughters for their 16th birthdays. Both girls are well traveled.
I am looking for fun, somewhat hip or interesting places for lunch & dinner. We are staying in the 7th and would prefer not to travel too much for meals.
Here are the dinner picks so far
George at the Pompidou-really for the fun view and vibe. First night in so we will barely remember the food-total jet lag...just trying to stay awake until about 11 at night.
Le Relais @ Plaza Athenne
What about le Clos des Gourmets?
would love some other suggestions to fill the remaining two nights.
I enjoyed Les Papilles very much. Laid back vibe and with excellent high quality bistro style food. You eat what the chef's cooked that night so there's no ordering off a menu. The setting is lovely with walls lined with the owner's extensive wine collection. It's near the Luxembourg Gardens and within easy reach of public transportation and the metro. The restaurant has a website that's easily found by googling the name.
For a more classic Parisian experience you may want to consider Les Regalades. The food is excellent and the restaurant fits very much what one expects of a stereotypical high quality neighborhood restaurant in Paris. As a bonus the chatter from the surrounding tables will actualy be in French. The restaurant has a second location at St. Honore and is perhaps a bit more touristy.
I forgot to add that I have Les Cocottes and Cafe Constant-ready for a casual walk in.
Has anyone gone to Angelina's for lunch? We will be at the Louvre and besides Cafe Marly-will need lunch. The girls are dying for the chocolate at Angelina's so maybe kill two birds with one stone?
I have eaten at the Angelina's inside the Louvre. Despite the fact that it was in the middle of the summer on a free Sunday, we walked in at 1pm and were seated immediately. Some truly great dishes, though it looks like the menu has changed since I was there in the summer, so I don't know if I can give you any further guidance.