|Subject: Re: Looking for value, but yummy eating in Paris|
We like to use Sandra Gustafson's Great Eats Paris, along with Patricia Wells for choosing good value and wonderfully delicious meals in Paris.
I used to do Jack's website, but it seems that his taste and mine coincide on hotels, and differ a little on restaurants. Sandra
Gustafson updates her books regularly, and Wells does not. I found Gustafson to have less depth of coverage, but more choices in our low price range.
The best three meals we had this past August/September were at Fish, La Boissonerie in the 6th; Baracane in the Marais (my favorite); and La Fontaine du Mars in the 7th. These are all reasonably priced places with great food and friendly service. I know nothing about wine, so I can't speak to that.
At LFDM, be sure to have the Mystere dessert. It is the best sweet I can remember, but the mille fuielle at Baracane is a close second.
Another great dessert is the Paris Brest at Allard, where there is a prix fixe menu, but you have to ask for it to get a really good value.
Have fun eating. The food is fabulous. Debbie in Pittsburgh