A very cheap restaurant serving Fench typical brasserie food:
steaks, steak tartare, andouillette, fish, etc..
Simple and hearty food, served with the ubiquitous French (or liberty) fries.
No frills, simple and efficient.
Poor service though (even for French standard :-). Don't be affraid to ASK if you want something.
Favorite Dish: Great steak tartare (raw minced beef with spices).
This bistrot was right below our apartment, so I suppose we were always going to give it a go at some point. A cold, wet Sunday night was the perfect opportunity.
It fitted in with my introduction to D of the difference between a restaurant, a bistrot and a brasserie. Just such a typical bistrot.
A good menu, but bistrot food - big portions, but not fancy. For starter I had a plate of 5 "charcuterie" - pâté (2 kinds), Bayonne ham, dry salami & garlic sausage. It was enough for 2! D had an anchovy salad - also delicious, and much lighter.
Main course was andouillette with french fries. Good, but also a bit fatty. D had beef bourguignonne.
Dessert - home made crême caramel.
We washed it down with a bottle of St Emilion.
€60 for 2.
When I got home I discovered it is recommended in my Paris guidebook!
Favorite Dish: It's just the epitome of a Paris bistrot.
I'd go for the crême caramel. Not the dainty wee round thing you'd get in a restaurant - two huge spoonfuls gouged out of the bowls in which it was made.