Thanks for the input. I think we are going to try to do our own thing in the hotel room New Year's Eve. We are going to be in Paris for seven full days and will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the food without it costing us two car payments to do it. Also, we want the experience of shopping in a market and putting together a meal, so New Year's Eve may well be the best day of our stay for us to do that.
I'm doing a little early research for our first trip to Paris which is 12/27 to 1/04. I searched this topic and saw a number of people recommend that restaurants be avoided for dinner on New Year's Eve. I'm wondering if this is still the consensus.
I am curious in particular because my wife is a vegetarian. As I understand it, most places will have limited menus and exorbitant prices. Its going to be hard to justify spending 150-200 euros per person for her to have a couple of courses at a restaurant and not have an entree she can eat (although, I might not complain about having two entrees for myself).
We will be staying at the Westin and I'm not sure we will have access to a refrigerator, but we are more than happy to have a nice dinner ourselves in the room and head out for the evening to celebrate the new year.
Any thoughts on our options?