David Lebovitz said it best, the Cafe des Musees "is one the best small restaurants in Paris offering good value & great food." And we had another simple but fine bistrot meal there today.
I say "simple" because the menu, i.e., carte, sounds straightforward but delivers food that is fine and as well-priced as one can find in Paris. On the 13 E (that's not a misprint/mistake) 13 E menu today were a nettle soup and confit de canard with "to die for" white beans, which if combined with a glass of wine and coffee allows one to exit only 19.20 E the poorer, which one of my three bosses did today. But I'm getting ahead of myself.
As I said, my tierceieme boss had the creamy nettle soup, a big thing in the U.K, which I've never truly "gotten," although it's supposed to do great things for U.T. problems. I had a portion of wonderful warm girolles on top of a generous pile of greens along with various-colored beans; I had to call on my female companions to help me out.
For mains (preparation took 30, minutes, but we were among great company) Colette had the fish of the day, in today's case turbot with very flavorful diced veggies and some greens that none of us could match a word to; my treysome boss had the confit de canard with beans which were melt-in-your-mouth; and I had an echine of pork with more of those greens, many roasted garlic cloves and a dish of super small sliced potatoes, in the style of what my mother would call au gratin.
At this point we were very satisfied and coffee was a perfect ending.
Our bill for 3 with the moral equivalent of about two bottles of wine and no bottled water was 112.40 E, thus 75 E a couple at most.