Near Eiffel Tower
Staying on Rue Saint Charles near Eiffel Tower and would like some restaurant suggestion. Some splurges and some not big splurges for lunch and dinner. Will be there the first week of September.
Also is Frenchie still a good quality restaurant? And if you go early without reservations can you have a chance at a table?
We went to Cafe Constant, 139 rue Saint-Dominique last night and it was excellent! 11 euros for first courses and 16 for mains. We had friends staying down the street and they needed to be near their apartment to meet an airline delivery man for their lost luggage. We've walked by the Cafe a few times and it always looked good and fairly busy. Apparently they don't take reservations but we only had to wait about 15 minutes for a table for 5 at about 9 or 9:30.
Le Cafe du Commerce at 51 rue du Commerce is a reliable bistro. We've been there twice (we also live on r. St. Charles) and it was recommended by my French teacher. Open 7 days, good value for food and wine. Crêperie Contemporaine at 59 r. St. Charles is a busy, solid crêperie for a cheap lunch. Bocconcini on rue Sextius Michel is a tiny little Italian place run by an Italian couple - we've only been once but it was a great dinner. Same goes for Le Bistrot d'en Face at rue Doctor Finlay, which had great online reviews.
I've only been here 3 months, and it's hard separating the wheat from the chaff (sp?) in Paris, so I hope this helps!