You could be at risk of overdosing on tasting menus and trying to fit too many excellent meals into such a short stay. Switching gears is the best way to avoid food fatigue.
Frenchie, I haven’t been since pre-Covid, consider it good but, given how many other restos in Paris are as good or better, I’m in no hurry to return. Its reputation abroad as a “must” mystifies me. And you will be surrounded by mostly other North Americans.
For trad food, Brasserie Lipp is fine but is a has-been and is now mostly for tourists. Of course, its once considerable reputation persists in guide books, etc… but the regulars who made it such an institution many years ago have now migrated to, inter alia, Le Voltaire in the 7th. Le Poule au Pot is a better choice but after one expensive visit I probably won’t be returning. I much prefer Aux Crus de Bourgogne on rue Bachaumont (just a 600+ metre walk from your AirBnB) when I have a yen for trad, cheaper than Poule au Pot, less old farty clientele, better vibe, and better desserts.
Chateaubriand has a tasting menu only (I seem to remember but not sure so doublecheck). The style of surprise cuisine is very similar to that of Jeanne-Aimée (limited choice à la carte menu). If you have a tasting menu somewhere else on another day i.e. Pierre Sang on Sunday, I’d skip Le Chateaubriand. The same with the excellent Pantagruel… it depends on what else slides into your schedule. Too many tasting menus in such a short stay can ruin the enjoyment.
I like incongruity and so I really like the very trendy and stylish Brach hotel stuck in the rather hidebound 16th a lot… but only know the bar and fab rooftop, not the restaurant. I’m not sure if the trek would be worth it for you. BTW, if you want a rooftop bar, the Hotel National des Arts et Métiers has a very good one and just a 5-min walk from your apt.
Halle aux Grains, just one expense-account meal there. Not sure how representative my one experience was but I found the food excellent, the ambiance rather chilling and reverential. I’d skip it because a good meal in Paris should be not only about the food on the plate but also “la joie” and the vibe.
Pouliche, I can’t be impartial. I love it because I have a crush on its owner/ cheffe and am sure she can do no wrong. A la carte and so a good change from tasting menus. And just a 500-metre walk for you through the disorderly but vibrant Petite Turquie kebabs-galore quartier. You can even make a slight detour for a brief look-see at Brasserie Flo on the way for nostalgia’s sake.
Brasserie Dubillot, a keeper since it’s so near and a chance to recover from all the wow culinary experiences. Although the food won’t impress, it is honest and good quality brasserie fare. For me, the prime draw is the fun vibe and very parisian sense of joy.
A note about the neighbourhood. This stretch of the upper rue Saint Denis was one of the last bastions of streetwalkers in Paris and one of the very, very few neighbourhoods that my sisters (not exactly shrinking violets) considered a no-go zone for women because of the persistent pestering by “mecs chelous”/ shady types. But in the last 5 years, this quartier has been rapidly gentrified/ trendified and most of the prostitutes and mecs chelous have moved on to somewhere else. There are, however, still occasional echoes but easy enough to avoid and it’s certainly no longer a no-go zone for women. I only say this because lots of North Americans seem to get freaked out by the sight of a streetwalker.
And for your daily croissant, Bo&Mie on boulevard St-Martin @ rue St Martin and Boulangerie du Sentier on rue du Caire are very good and both in a 5-min walking radius from your apt. Boe&Mie also has coffee, seating and wi-fi in case you need it.