The pleasant staff, warm atmosphere, and delicious French cuisine made me an instant fan of Cafe Constant
--a cafe located in the 7eme. The food is reasonably priced for the quality and there is a nice menu selection to satisfy just about anyone. Tip: Reserve a table for lunch, order the artichoke heart salad with mushrooms, along with the sea bass filet and mashed sweet potatoes. Constant's homemade profiteroles with hot chocolate sauce are the perfect ending to a splendid lunch.
The entrees (appetizers) are 11 Euros each, while plats (entrees) are 16 Euros. Chef Constant's set menu consists of a plat and dessert for 16 Euros and a plat, entree, and dessert for 23 Euros. This is an excellent offering and hard to beat, considering the location.
The space felt like a local cafe because the customers looked quite at home chatting with the staff, while they spent the hour or two with family and friends. It's a good sign.
If you are looking for lighter fare, just walk down the street and try Chef Constant's Les Cocottes
. It's a bit more casual and modern than Cafe Constant. Cafe Constant is located at 139, rue Saint-Dominique, 75007. Metro: Ecole-Militaire.