Greetings again! Our trip is really beginning to take shape, as we have reserved our lodging for Paris (10/19-10/24), have booked our trains from Brussels and back to Brussels, and are now looking at our Bruges (10/16-10/19) and Brussels (10/24-25) lodging, in addition to restaurant and sightseeing ideas. The one evening that we want to get right, though is our anniversary (10/20).
We are staying in 7e, just south of the Eiffel Tower in a charming area. One thought I had was Les Ombres until the Eiffel lights up, and then a tour after dinner. Les Ombres is expensive, though, and I feel like maybe we'll be paying as much for the view as for the fare?
Now, the view is certainly not unimportant to us, it's just that we're going for the entire experience. We live in SW Virginia, and so we're just not fancy shmancy. That doesn't mean we want a ho-hum environment, but just that we want it to be real; something sweet and romantic would probably trump something fancier and more stuffy. We like cozy, quaint, good service, excellent food, multiple courses etc. We aren't looking for "cheap", and aren't unwilling to pay Les Ombres prices, but would like to get a diversity of opinions.
Please let me know if I can clarify, and thanks so much!