I am in Paris for the week and have really been enjoying french food-- have also had cous-cous and a seafood tower. I think I now understand why Americans are so obsessed with L'Ami Louis. It is a french version of a steak house, with the steak/ chicken served simply and the side dishes separately on the side. The cuisine is a bit plainer and without the heavy sauce often found in many bistros, and the "meat" is the star. I have found L'Ami Louis to be expensive and filled with American tourists in the past. What other places can you suggest that serve this style of food in Paris and also have the lively atmosphere?