good food, casual setting
As I continue my planning... I'm looking for places in Paris that have very good food, traditional is fine, but that aren't particularly stuffy.
Price is an issue, but I am also trying to pack as light as possible for the trip.
I'll probably be wearing the shoes that you can see at the bottom of the post. I.e. not straight-up running shoes, but not something that i can wear to fancier places.
Souphie, if you're reading this - didn't you post something about a bisto that you particularly liked, that was relatively informal (not elysees du vernet, in any case) , the kind w/the daily specials on the ardoise, etc.
in any case, for anyone, i'm open to suggestions.
Just back from Paris. Our favorite bistro was Cafe des Musees in the Marais (49 rue de Turenne). It's friendly and casual, reasonably priced and the food is absolutely delicious.
More dressy (but I think your shoes would be fine as the owner was in jeans) and more expensive (two 3-course meals and a bottle of wine - about 100E) is Le Pamphlet, also in the Marais (38 rue Debelleyme). Three dishes I still dream about: gnocchi with escargots and pesto, sea bream over potatoes, and pork over lentils.