A friend of my roommate is a chef in Paris. I asked him for a few recommendations for myself and a colleague on Tuesday night. We wanted a really great dinner.
So after looking at each option, I headed over to Spring in my neighborhood. It ended up being a solo meal, and Spring looked didn't have that vibe, so I wandered around the corner to Racine 2.
I had a wonderful dinner which was only topped off by the friendly and fun waiters. Tomato tart and fresh fish recommended by the Maitre D. I would go back in a heartbeat.
Here are his other recommendations:
Verjus, Frenchie, Roseval or Spring.
He works at Rech.