With its firmly-established reputation for bargain prices, Astier epitomizes the great-value Paris neighbourhood bistrot. Every weekday, devoted regulars sit elbow to elbow in the nondescript dining room for the sake of this copiously served, tasty, traditional food. Not the place to come if you don't have a healthy appetite. Astier's menu depends on the season and what was available at market. If you're lucky you will find freshly-caught sole, calf liver with bilberries or rabbit in mustard sauce with a side-basket of thick-cut chips. But leave some room to delve into the platter of cheeses that will take up most of your table. The wine list offers some excellent bottles at reasonable prices.