Le Jadin and Cerisae were okay. We weren't excited by the small size and lack of excitement. Some things were fine, others less so. After these two, we went bistro, first to Bistro Paul Bert, which was totally wonderful. The setting, liveliness, atmosphere and staff were welcoming. We got the blackboard menu of well-seasoned steak au poivre, delicious fries and were delighted with everything. Would highly recommend this meal and it's under 50e. The egg with morel appetizer is fabulous.
Next night we went to Auberge Pyrenees Cevennes in the 11th, another very affordable bistro that's been around for ages, changed hands some years ago and is as good as ever. The salade paysanne with foie gras made me happy. The cassoulet is as good as can be. My husband had the steak with salt, enormous and so taste. The tarte tatin was excellent.
Our blow-out was at Spring. We had the paired menu, which raises the cost, but it was perfect. The restaurant is casual in feel, but the food is skillfully prepared. Service is lovely as they don't make a fuss, but deliver. The chefs are in the center of the restaurant, happily preparing the meal. We were thrilled.