Le Bistrot du Maquis in the 18th is a wonderful bistro down from Sacre Coeur and all that hustle and bustle, run by a couple who have been around the block. Andre has been at Ledoyen, Prunier, & la Tour d'Argent and his food is described by viamichelin (EN) as "no nonsense cuisine." We were warmly welcomed by Madame who noted that I was not wearing my trademark beret and confronted with a huge number of choices for all three courses.
Colette chose the melon soup with apple bits and ginger for a starter and I had cold haddock with sliced navets and a mango sauce; both top of the line.
She then had a wonderfully cooked and sourced partridge (which was so big and delicious she took 1/2 home for another occasion) with cabbage and I had the paleron of beef with was almost a ratatouille topping (which was OK but I much prefer a simple red wine version.)
We ended up sharing 3 roasted figs and vanilla ice cream - a great ending to a fine lunch. (On our way out we remembered that Arnaud Lahrer was just down the street and we dashed to get some kouing-amans, but alas were too late, so settled for some pastry from Boris.)
Our bill with a bottle and glass (comp'd when Colette thought the wine I had ordered was too harsh), no bottled water and two coffees (also comp'd as a character of the quartier), was 93 E.