I hit the following places:
La Mediteranee for lunch- this place still delivers. I had a decent bouillabaise. Wife had the scallops. Charles Pasqua was in there spouting off with some foreign political types.
L'Avant Gout- The place was full of primarily US tourists. Good, but the guy's signature pot au feu was underwhelming. The other mains were better. The tripe croustillant was excellent.
L'Equitable for lunch in the 5th. Very good for lunch. Great venue. Away from the crowds.
The Biche au Bois- not the best bistro food, but a great venue and the owner has always been cool. The andoulette is one of the best in the city however.
The Saint Amarante-I posted about this place earlier before my trip. I simply don't understand this place's lack of popularity. The food was the best of this lot, and we had a bottle of Clos de Milan 2001, a wine from Provence, that was amazing.
All these places are about 80 to 100 euros a couple with wine and maybe a cognac or calva.