This is a request for advice and a question. How "dumbed down" is the cuisine in the tourist trap restaurants ? I've seen posts from people looking for restaurants in the "X" arrondisement and many replies state, "Just look at the menu board and that will give you an idea .....". This leads to a very good chance however that you will get an overpriced, mediocre meal. Or is it a good chance ? Basically, what would you guess are the chances that I would get a good meal if I just walked into (or reserved something that looked interesting) a restaurant. Am I right in thinking that if I'm lazy (stay in center), I'll get a so-so meal and if I get on the metro (basically in any direction), I'll get a much better dining experience and better value for my money? If that's the case, I'll do it. Also, this may sound ironic, but I really don't want to go "where the locals go". I think they should have a place where they don't have to worry about tourists, this comes from now living in a tourist area. I think what I would like is someplace that is only 20% tourists, as opposed to 90%. Finally, am I also correct in thinking that maybe Paris bad is delicious, compared to Niagara Falls, Ontario ?