Overwhelmed by all the restaurant options in Paris - please help!
I will be in Paris from May 25 - 27 and got some recommendations from friends who dropped serious cash on dinner. I do not mind thier recommendations - but I am having a difficult time imagining finishing a meal that will cost me $700-$100 US and thinking it was worth it. I am looking for 2 nice meals and don't mind dropping $300-$400 including drinks....am I being unrealistic and should I just go with the recommendations?
La Tour D'Argent
Relais Louis XIII
If not, any recommendations for a steak house and a seafood place would be greatly appreciated. I would love a view, but not willing to drop an additional $100 just because of it. I would also really like to be able to make reservations. I do have a Friday night reservation at Butte en Vigne (I think....I emailed them and they responded about my date, but without a time.) Opinions on that location appreciated as well.
Thanks so much in advance!
There are many, many great restaurants in Paris where you can have a fabulous meal for much less money than a Michelin starred place. Just browse the board here and you'll easily find 20 names. Narrow your choices and ask again.
re: Chris VR
Great suggestion to do lunch, Chris VR! AJinLA can have a great meal at a Michelin starred place and save a lot of money.
I think the poster is obsessing too much on the choice. There are hundreds of places to get a great meal in Paris-- just relax and enjoy. Placing so high an expectation can result in disappointment. Just be sure to come back to Paris soon!
Butte en Vigne? It looks very touristy in a direly touristy area of Montmartre, backed up by equally grim reviews. A very strange choice alongside La Tour D'Argent, l'Astrance, Relais Louis XIII.