What: Boissonerie (aka Fish)
Where: 69 Rue de Seine, 75006 Paris, France - In the St-Germain district (6ieme arrondissement)
Why: Cozy place with fantastic french country cooking right off the touristy section with a great wine list.
Verdict: Highly recommended. Comfortable, easy going, you can get service in english, food was some of the best we had especially at the price. Get a reservation and be ready to spend the night there.
Firstly I have to say how much I love the St-Germain des pres area. If you're visiting Paris for the first time, get a hotel here. It's so lively and fun with lots of great cafes everywhere. This find was by absolute luck on our part last summer. We were walking down rue de Buci which is busy with terrasses filled to the brim. Too busy, we keep walking. We get to a corner and look down, see a cute little sign of a fish. We walk towards it to see what it's about and see that there's a busy restaurant on this quiet side street. We pop our heads in and ask if they have a table, they did but with about 45 mins wait. We decide we might as well instead of walking around for 45mins instead. So we take a seat at the bar (window sill actually) and order a bottle of wine from the huge list they have. The bartender takes our order, walks out the front door and goes next door. This is where they keep their wine.