Leaving Sunday for a week in Paris.
Rented an apartment in the St. Germain neighborhood.
Looking for some dinner or lunch recommendations.
As this is my first trip, Im looking for classic (or modern takes) Parisian fair. Nothing super expensive. Casual but great.
Preferably in and around the 4th, 5th and 6th. But will travel for great food.
I have a short list based on a few reviews from David Lebovitz' site and Paris by Mouth:
Aux Tonneaux des Halles
Le Siffleur de Ballons
Thats it for now. Any help is appreciated.
I always send first time visitors to Les Papilles on rue Gay Lassac. No choice menu but always accessible and delicious: a garnished soup, braise of meat and vegetables, piece of cheese, panna cotta dessert. Pick a wine off the shelf and pay 7€ corkage or do as we do and let Bertrand choose a wine for you. You can tell him your price range if you wish.
Dans les Landes on rue Monge is fun and delicious: small plates so you can sample more of their excellent southwest product and cooking.
Semilla is in your neighborhood and is getting good reviews.
For a glimpse into the past, you can try Machon d'Henri on rue Guisarde. Large plates of hearty lyonaise classics. Not the best in town, but always enjoyable. Another place I always take first time visitors.
Since you are willing to take the metro across town, you can have an extraordinary meal at La Table d'Eugene. Take the #4 metro at St. Germain to Marcadet Possonniers stop, walk west on Marcadet and turn right onto Simart to Eugene Sue. This is a room we visit every trip.
Itineraires has been very uneven for us. i.e., we're not going back.