6.0 Little B, 11, rue Treilhard in the 8th, 01.45.63.40.47 (but no reservations; first come, first serve), open only for lunch weekdays, is a brilliant idea, nicely executed, a haut de gamme but self-service restaurant/bistro where "yah sees what yah gets."
And what you get is a lot of choices from both a printed carte and glass daily special list plus small and regular bottles of beer and wine and water. The place seats 50, so I wouldn't be as worried as I was when I rang up and they said "12:30, could be full".
I went with my Pal J who has a new job that requires him to eat in 60 minutes in the 8th, so this was a perfect choice. When I arrived, he was already out front (at 11:50 AM!) with his hair cut short, a beautiful business-guy-type suit, shirt and tie and 30 pounds lighter than 6 weeks ago. Wow. I guess the finance dodge is better than his old life running guns, doing nucular nonsense and spying (I assume all these from the implausible job descrptions he used to give me). In any case, we cased the case and it was beautiful, salmon atop celery remoulade, Caesar salad, beautiful composed salads and a different bento each day, made by a Japanese chef (on site).
He started with a just right ripe avocado stuffed with baby shrimp - quite good; then both of us went on to the lamb made moussaka style (aka eggplant, tomato, etc); and finished with desserts of a chocolate/apricot thing and a baba (the only down note - it tasted, as we told Himself, who was checking in every 30 minutes, like it was made yesterday, which he vigorously denied - just joking, maitre.)
So what were the damages? Hard to give you a total, because Pal J had two coffees and I had one, all of which he paid for, I had a bottle of their own "Little B" Medoc (22 E) which I took home the last part of, after paying for - but the lamb/moussaka was 12.80 and dessert 5.80 - so figure 80 E a couple with wine. "Not cheap" said Pal J, on the other hand, if there were one of these on every street in Paris, it would knock 'em dead. BTW, they took Pal J's "tickets restaurants."
Go? If you work in the 8th and want high class food and don't mind the cafeteria style - go for it!