Ian and I went to Notre Dame and then walked down the Ile St Louis and found this charming little Italian place called Sorza: 51 rue saint-louis-en-l’ile. It was a quick really yummy lunch if you’re wandering around that part of town and was about 40euros for the two of us. Can’t remember what Ian had but I ate an arugula salad and some risotto which were both awesome. Here’s some other great trip advisor reviews: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g187147-d1035629-Reviews-Sorza-Paris_Ile_de_France.html
Bistrot de Paris
33 Rue de Lille, 75007 Paris, France
+33 1 42 61 16 83
Ian and I stayed a few blocks from this restaurant and it was recommended by our hotel. It is your quintessential French bistro but the food was better than many I have visited. I know we had a shrimp appetizer that was awesome!
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon
5 Rue Montalembert, 75007 Paris, France
You may have heard of Joel Robuchon b/c he has at least one restaurant in Las Vegas. This was maybe our favorite meal just because it was so different. You sit at the counter around this open kitchen and are served tapas size portions of the most delicious food you’ve ever tasted. It is very $$$$ and also hard to get into. We stayed next door at HOTEL Montalembert and it took us several nights of going by to finally get a reservation (call and get one for either really early or really late in the evening). Totally worth it though!! Here’s the website http://www.joel-robuchon.net/
4 Rue Gén Lanrezac
75017 Paris, France
01 43 80 13 91
This is Lance’s favorite restaurant in Paris. It is somewhat of an institution and has the best Italian in the city. This was somewhat of a splurge for us price wise but we LOVED IT! It’s extremely formal with red velvet all over the restaurant and the royals/rich Parisians that dine there too. Walk to the Arch de Triomphe (right nearby) after dinner for an incredible nighttime photo! See here
Food just doesn't get much better than these establishments. Keep this list handy for your next trip to the City of Lights!! :) Au revoir for now...