I will be traveling to Paris with my mother soon. It's her first time ever to Europe and I know she is going to be drawn like a magnet to those huge, terraced tourist traps on the Quai near St. Michel (we are staying close to St. Severin so this will be our area, which I am not very familiar with).
I'm not too snobby to have a lunch at one of these places, but I do speak French, have spent time in Paris before, and don't want to spend a fortune for something terrible when something quaint and authentic could be hiding out nearby.
So I guess I'm really looking for a bistro/resto traditionnel francais with a stunning street view that won't ruin our budget (maybe a menu at a max of 30 euros or less) and will satisfy my Parisian food standards (which is to say authentic)
Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!