fellow hounds, here is the mission: we have both been to paris several times, one of us more than the other. one is a non-carnivore, fish and seafood just fine, the other will eat anything. we're going to a bday dinner on sat night that is out of our hands, thought we'd go off on our own on friday night. i have not been to paris in two years but was sort of happy to see that a lot of places i've been are still high on everyone's list. we are staying on the rue de montalembert (is that 6th or 7th, i forget), looking for a comfortable fri night place that will not break the bank, maybe 100 euros for two w/a bottle of decent wine. and i'd prefer not to trek across town when i am still jet lagged. i've been to fish and ze kitchen galerie and love them both. based on what i'm reading, what are thoughts on l'ami jean, le bistrot paul bert, au fil de saisons, la bastide odeon, le reminet, or mon vieil ami? and where is chez denise? also looking at la cagouille, le comptoir (that may be too pricey for us). and how is l'epi dupin these days, i think we can do better but i used to love it. and we are staying a stone's throw from gaya but the last time i was there, it was not a pierre gagnaire place, but i had the best oysters ever and a terrific meal. thoughts appreciated.