Tuesday dinner in Plateau ?
I have somewhat unexpected guests coming to visit for one night only on Tuesday -- an older couple who have literally had everything in the world of food -- anywhere important in New York, Paris, London, LA, SF, etc. They would like something relatively low-key, maybe simply a bistro. They'll stay with me near Square Saint-Louis, so somewhere nearby would be ideal.
I thought of L'express of course, but I don't want them to feel rushed, and L'express can at times be a bit brusque with getting multiple seatings into tables, although I admit I've never been on a Tuesday. Perhaps Laloux or somewhere else nearby like La Fabrique? Obviously we want to avoid the Prince-Arthur tourists.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated !
I'd stick with your original idea of L'Express. If you eat late, or ask for a table in the back it will be calmer - or if you ask for the bar, M. Masson will put everyone at ease.
Or if you wanted more suggestions, Cinquieme Peche and Le Filet would also fit the bill.
Cocagne might be fine.
Laloux is nice; a bit further up, you can try Monsieur B (byob) or maybe "3 petits bouchons"