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Paris - lunch planning: reservations vs. flying by the seat of my pants

waxyjax Jun 18, 2012 01:51 PM

Hi all,
I'm taking my more-or-less annual trip to Paris, spending a week crashing and catching up with friends. Normally, I hit up my favorite spots and then allow my friends to lead the way on new places (except for Chateaubriand last year - I made it a point to go).

This time around I'm looking to hit up some unfamiliar places with a vengeance during lunchtime - when my friends will be at work anyway.

I was wondering if you guys could chime and tell me which ones you think are:

a) must-go, feel free to stroll in if you're in the area
b) must-go, you might wanna call a day ahead
c) must-go and any everyone knows it--so book now!
d) don't bother with lunch - you're missing out if you don't do dinner
e) meh, don't bother

(of course, any additional recommendations are welcome - hopefully the list clues you into what i'm looking for...fyi, had already done lunch at Pre Verre, Breizh Cafe - loved them and am likely to go back).

L'AVANT-GOÛT

LE VERRE VOLÉ

LE SEVERO

LE BARATIN

L'OURCINE

CAÏUS

BISTROT PAUL BERT

LA GAZZETTA

LA TABLE D'EUGÈNE

LES PAPILLES

LE COMPTOIR DU RELAIS

HUÎTRERIE RÉGIS

CLAUDE COLLIOT

RINO

LES FINES GUEULES

CHATOMAT

LE GALOPIN

LA RÉGALADE SAINT-HONORÉ

YOUPI ET VOILÀ

L'AGRUME

AU PASSAGE

SATURNE

PAN

thanks!

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