I discovered the Bouillon Chartier (BC) a couple months ago, and had one of the best dining experiences in Paris in a while. I was invited to lunch, and had no expectations of the place we were going to go to. We arrived at the BC, and there was a line of people wrapped around the corner. Once we were seated, I could see why all the people were lined up.
The Bouillon Chartier is one of the oldest Brasseries in Paris dating back to 1896. Over 100 years ago the brasserie was born out of the concept to- provide a decent meal at a decent price and give customers good service in order to earn their loyalty. Today the concept, décor and commitment to providing a genuine dining experience remains the same. The menu is traditional French cuisine, and the best part is, that across, the prices have remained extremely reasonable over the years. You can get an entrée between 2-4 euros, main dish anywhere between 6-12 euros, and dessert for about 2-4 euros. At the end of your meal the waiters keep things old school and tally up your bill right in front of you by scribbling your order and calculations on the tablecloth. This place is definitely worth the visit if your visiting Paris for the first time or a native Parisian.
Location: 7 rue du Faubourg Montmarte, 9th arrondisment
Hours: Open 7 days a week 11:30-10pm (No reservations)