easy dinner after a looong touring day - ecole militaire/les invalides area
Can anyone suggest an easy, relaxed atmosphere bistro/brassarie type restaurant in Paris that we can walk to from our hotel after an exhausting day of touring...somewhere where we have a bit of choice (not stuck eating a full 3 courses necessarily) and can just sort of chill after running around all day..prefer non-pretentious, tasty, homey style cooking rather than true fine dining (though we will make time for this as well!) We leave at the end of May...
The last time we stayed in this area Cafe Constant, 139 rue St. Dominique, became our "hangout" spot. Informal, reasonably priced with good food and no pressure to order a full meal. Could be a good fit. Reservations not taken so go early or late; the place is quite popular with locals.
You may want to consider Pasco, on 74, Blvd. Latour-Maubourg, with a fab view over the Invalides at night. Mediterranean cuisine. Closed Mon.
Another one (more traditional), Le Maupertu on 94, Blvd. Latour-Maubourg. Closed Sun.
With some luck, you can profit from the outside terrace at both places.