Quite a few Cynics seem to have visited Paris so what were your favorite restaurants?
I had a lot of good food there but I’ll give my two favorite.
Au Petit Sud Ouest This is located on ave de la Bourdonnais which is a few minutes walk from the Champs de Mars. They specialize in duck. One of the regrets of the trip is I didn’t get the foie gras to start since each table has their own toaster so you can spread your foie gras on freshly toasted bread. We did get the duck breast and duck stew in orange sauce which was très délicieux.
Le Café du Marché This is also near Champs de Mars but on rue Cler. This had a nice blend of tourists and locals and it was awesome to watch rue Cler come alive around you when you stretch into the evening and the locals head out to eat. We both had the confit de canard as recommended by Yelpers and were not disappointed. It seems like such a simple dish yet it is packed with flavor.
Oh, I’ll add one more.
Relais de l’Entrecôte It has several locations and we ate at the St. Germain one. There is no dinner menu. They only serve steak frites bathed in some kind of sauce that should be banned for being so addictive. You sit down, order your drink and how you want your steak (No, you can’t have it well done because c’est dégoûtant) and they bring out a salad, then your steak frites. Don’t fill up on bread because you get a second portion of steak frites when you’re finished. It’s probably not the most authentic Parisian restaurant experience but the food was excellent.