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June in Paris - Pls help comment/critique

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Five of us will be spending 5 days in Paris in a couple of weeks and we're very excited.

We have the following planned and I'm wondering if you guys could comment on them (too similar, too heavy for 1 day, there's better choice, better for lunch/dinner vv, etc).

Day 1
Lunch LE CINQ
Dinner LA REGALADE

Day 2
Lunch - LES BISTRONOMES
Dinner CHEZ L'AMI JEAN

Day 3
Lunch KEI
Dinner SEPTIME

Day 4
Lunch PINXO
Dinner L'AGAPE SUBSTANCE

Plus.... ANGELINA for hot chocolate, GENIN for pasties, HERME for macaron,

Should I substitute one of those for SPRING or FRENCHIE?

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  1. All good to very good picks.
    But 2 meals a day is really not enjoyable. Better stick to one major meal a day. Otherwise you eat with less pleasure, and your dining memory is a blur.

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    1. re: Parigi

      That ccertainly is true for a long stay and certainly for residents, but for a mere 5 days....I might skip the macaron...and go with 2 rather than 3 courses at lunch

    2. I'd skip Bistronomes. Mediocre at best. Nothing made me even think about wanting to return. Juveniles across the street is much better, if less fancy, and it is less expensive.

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      1. re: jock

        I feel like the food at Juveniles used to be much better. My last visit (November) the food felt like an afterthought. I still like going there just not for food anymore. Considering wine bars in the same area, I think the food at Willi's is better. I also like Verjus wine bar but it's not open for lunch.

        There's no way I could eat dinner at La Regalade after lunch at Le Cinq.

        Septime is fairly light. It's one of the few places I've ever walked out of slightly hungry (not necessarily a bad thing) but even being fairly light, I'm not sure I could do it after lunch at Kei but if you have a healthy appetite, it's possible and not nearly as heavy as the Le Cinq/La Regalade combo.

        I thought Pinxo was just OK but it's been a couple of years since I dined there. On the plus side, you can eat light there :)

        1. re: PattyC

          I also could NEVER eat dinner at La Regalade after lunch at Le Cinq. I strongly suggest doing these 2 on different days even if you have enormous appetite.