6.9 Le Jean Mouloud, 195, rue Championnet in the 18th, 01.83.56.29.65, closed weekends (Metro: Guy Moquet) is in the old Il Gusto space, a detail I mention only because if you are a frequenter of/on the 31 bus, you'be passed it time after time. It calls itself an oriental (eg North African influenced) bistro, and indeed there were N. African wines, hummus and couscous on the menu but the overall dishes were classically French.
OK, well gaspacho isn't exactly French but it's from this side of the Sea, and it was very very good. The best ever? No, Colette makes that, but it was pretty good and had both chunks and pureed veggies which I like. It and the main course each came with a little bag of wonderfully moist warm baguette slices. Then I had langoustines with artichoke stems and hearts - both ncely singed to give them the slightly burnt flavor - they came with a ton of veggies that I couldn't finish, Mom, honestly. Finally, rather than get a huge plate of chocolate mousse I chose the cafe gourmand which in addition to chocolate had figs, pistachio ice cream and a crumble as well as many sliced almonds.
My bill, with no bottled water but a half bottle of Algerian wine, was 50 E, thus 100 E a couple (they had specials ofthe day for 13 E for 2 and 15 E for 3 as well.) 85 dB
Go? I doubt you'd ever find yourself in this area between the 17th and 18th, but if so, you bet.