My two friends and I are in Paris this summer for about a month and a half, and we'd like to go out to a special meal every weekend, which makes about 6 meals in total. We're especially partial to this new-ish breed of younger chefs, often at bistro-type restaurants, offering relatively cheap, often fixed (we like that!) tasting menus. For example, two of us went to le Chateaubriand and really enjoyed it. Others in this category which I've heard of include L'Agrume, Frenchie, Le Comptoir du Relais (we've gone for lunch and thought it was only so-so, but maybe the dinner is spectacular), etc. We enjoy more traditional French restaurants as well, so please feel free to recommend those, but we would still be looking for near-to or under-50 menus, and it seems to get something really special, in that category, one might have to get much pricier.
So, which 6 (or so) restaurants would you recommend?
(Edit: Ack, I forgot to say, this month includes August! I hope that doesn't limit our choices too much...)