My husband and I were walking around Champs-Élysées on our first day in Paris. By pure coincidence we stumbled upon a small street filled with a couple of restaurants and cafes. This one seemed French and cozy with good local menu and we decided to try it out. Very nice food, the best waiter in Paris. Very cheap and convenient, filled with locals.
We were looking for somewhere for an evening meal away from the Champs Elysses, and eventually found the Au XV, which was convenient as it had just started to rain. Au XV is a sports type brasserie bar, the walls are decorated with rugby and football memorabilia. The place was busy but we soon realised why, it was the night the French Football Cup Final was being played between Paris St Germain and Marseilles, and the dining area we were in had a large tv. so everyone was ready to watch the match. We ordered pre meal drinks, for our meal I ordered a medium rare entrecote steak with fries, my wife and our friend ordered pizzas. The steak was perfection, but unfortunately the pizzas were edible but overdone at the edges and only warm at centre, whether they were freshly made or frozen is difficult to say and It is for this reason I have rated Au Xv as average and not very good ( TA's rating system does not allow for good, on night definitely not Very Good). We had more drinks and coffees and stayed until the match finished. The atmosphere inside was tremendous probably because apart from ourselves everyone else was Parisienne, and their team was winning and eventually won the Cup Final to everyones joy. The staff were good, meal with drinks was reasonably priced about 60E for three people.