Turned out this fellow solo traveler W, from the Bay Area, was in a similar situation as I am, finding himself taking a break from work and travel around Europe. So the evening turned out to be an enjoyable conversation exchanging travel stories - then the group of other customers next to us chipped in, and turned out they came from San Francisco too. So they kept me in a good company throughout the meal.
It's a pity that this came in my last evening in Paris this time around; otherwise I would have been back the next evening trying to sweep through the rest of the menu by skipping meals all day. It was a great night and a great casual meal. All these for 53 euros including wine. I would say that's a steal.
When? July 2 2015
Where? Frenchie Bar a vins, 6 Rue du Nil, Paris
Menu Highlights? Brittany Blue Lobster "Frenchie Lobster Roll"
Drinks? Domaine Nicholas Reau, Anjou Blanc Clos des Treilles 2014