I'm a history prof living in Paris for 5 months in the 6eme. My father and mother, who are butchers and former restaurant owners (they run a tiny high-end butcher shop in Pennsylvania), are coming to visit me next week and I'm trying to decide where to take them. They are very into food, and my Dad is endlessly fascinated by the different cuts of meat, etc., but they have a pretty limited budget, so I am really looking for a very good rapport qualité-prix, and also a pretty casual atmosphere. We will probably eat one meal a day out, and then do charcuterie/cheese etc for the other meal.
Up to 30 Euros per person for a dinner menu is ideal. Last time they came to Paris I was living in the 10eme, and their favorite place we went to was probably Chez Michel, if that gives you a sense of what they like.
I've gotten a lot of ideas from reading this board but thought I would see if you all have any feedback on my list.
A la Biche au Bois (it's not game season, but seemed like something they might like)
Le Buisson Ardent (good rapport qualite/prix, casual atmosphere)
L'Epigramme (it's around the corner from my apartment and I walk past it every day...)
I have not been to any of these places so I'd be very grateful for your feedback and suggestions. Also, we will be traveling to the Southwest- Charente-Maritime and then Basque country, so if anyone has suggestions about where to eat in those regions, I'd be very grateful.