Solo in Paris
I am a foodie and wine collector from NYC who is heading to Paris next week for the first time. Been doing a lot of research and have managed to secure some very decent reservations (Spring, Le Chateaubriand, La Gazzetta). There are several others on the hit list (Septime, Frenchie, L'Atelier, Le Comptoir, Willi's Wine Bar, Verjus Wine Bar). Would greatly appreciate opinions and suggestions, especially for those restaurants well-suited for the solo diner. Feel free to suggest your favorites from the casual bistro and wine bar to trendy as well as fancy and formal haute cuisine. Thanks in advance for any help.
I recommend you get at least one fine dining experience. Lunch at Le Cinq or Ledoyen is the usual rec if you only have one. Gagnaire for those who are more adventurous eaters. Savoy is always super fun, expensive even when it's not. I suppose l'Atelier could count). Taillevent, Tour d'Argent are renowned for their wine list, though I'm told they're not what they used to be.
I also recommend you pace yourself -- planning even one meal a day usually results in overload.
Besides haute cuisine, your list also skips more traditional bistrots and restaurants -- as a wine collector, you may not want to miss the old Sauternes at Joséphine, for example. Tan Dinh is a fancy Vietnamese known for his wine list.
Pti is, as usual, very right about her list : Caves Pétrissans in particular is a very overlooked wine place, and yet a must visit.
Solo is basically not a factor here -- unless what you mean is that you're looking for places where people come for brief encounters.
If you're interested in wines, also try:
Pierre-Sang Boyer (and let Max surprise you with his pairings),
Saturne (wines generally more interesting than food, although last week I had a gorgeous lunch there),
Le Grand 8 (the wine list is huge),
La Robe et le Palais
Les Enfants Rouges
Fish la Boissonnerie
Rather than repeat ourselves, why don't you take a look at the two threads that pop up when going to yours - Solo in Paris and Solo Dining in Paris?
As to your list I'm not so hot about Willi's after its "lifting" nor Chateaubriand about which i and others have detailed the problems (in brief high risk, high gain).