We are in the early stages of planning our two week trip to Paris in early July. Trying to narrow down the restaurant choices from the 37 I have on my list to something more reasonable. There are two Michelin stared restaurants on this preliminary list: Helene Darroze and Atelier Joel Robichon. We probably will not do both. The criterion my husband has set is to choose the one that does NOT require a tie and jacket. Jacket yes, tie no.
I know that Helene Darroze has two restaurants, one more casual then the other.
Looking for advice on which one based on level of casualness (to say nothing of food).
Restaurants that require a tie are probably limited to a few palace places... At Darroze and Robuchon (although Robichon sounds cute) your husband can go tie-less, and even probably jacket-less as long as his wearing a dress-shirt (even a casual one).
I would not go to either Darroze restaurant if you've got 36 other ones on your list (nor if they were the last places in Paris); what are the other 36 and we'll fire away.
Also, can your husband be mistaken for a movie star or celebrity? If so he can eat with a black teeshirt and leather jacket anywhere. If not, a jacket will do. Only bankers and Minister-types wear ties (and me if I have to give a paper).
re: John Talbott
Hi, John, Toni Dosik here.
I respect your views a lot, so will take what you say about Darroze restaurants seriously. I was going to wait and post the entire list once I had info about the tie/jacket situation, which seems to have been solved. I'll do it on another post, though.