Nothing over the top - just good authentic local food.
The area east of the Eiffel Tower is really nice. St Germain is the name of the district. You can find a lot of nice quaint coffee shops and restaurants.
It is bordering the river on the Southern side so just follow the river around from the Tower toward the Notre Dame and you will see little streets heading off on your right that will get you into the area.
My tip if you want a "real" parisian feel. Grab some baguettes and wine and sit on Ponte d'Arts between the Louvre and the old parliament house, around sunset. Lots of parisians will be there and it is very cool atmosphere. about 10 years ago
I'm gonna tell you what we did when we were there. Since we were traveling on a low budget and low amount of time we decided to have lunch at 'chaps de mars' so we crashed at one of the local bakeries (there are a lot of them around that area) and got some baguettes filled with different stuff; also we asked the lady to cut them in 4 parts cause there were 5 of us and we wanted to try them all and that was the easiest way.
Then we went to a little supermarket also near there, got a bottle of wine, a couple of bottles of water, some disposable glasses and some other stuff and then ended up having lunch just in front of the Eiffel tower (awesome view)
Of course we were able to do this cause we went on spring and the weather was nice and all.
If you're looking for a real restaurant, I'll point to the zone near 'Jardin du Luxembourg', where u can find lots of cute cafe :) about 10 years agoAnswered by Mafer Kendel via Travellr.com
If you want to keep prices reasonable but still want something a bit more exciting than a baguette, you could do worse than visiting Les Cocottes which is very close to the Eiffel Tower. They serve small dishes in a casual atmosphere, and it's tasty whilst still being value for money. It's pretty hard to find reasonably priced and interesting food in such a touristy area and this is definitely one of the best I've found. Good luck!
http://www.eiffeltowertickets.co.uk/restaurants/ over 7 years agoAnswered by tjacks via Travellr.com