Swept away on a quiet street right off of rue Saint Denis in the 2nd arrondissement you will find Aux Trois Maillets, a small, but very busy and delicious restaurant and cafe. Affordable for students and the perfect place for Happy Hour, this restaurant is perfect for a three course meal or a drink after work. For 16 euro you can indulge in an appetizer, main dish, and a dessert.
I ordered the tomate mozza to start, steak for my main dish, and créme brûlée for dessert -complimented by a glass (or maybe two) of white wine (only an extra 3 euro if you eat during happy hour). The terrace has a lot of space for guests and its location swept off of the main street makes your dining experience feel much more relaxed while also in the middle of such a busy area. Filled with locals and mainly French-speaking servers, you will have a dining experience of a Parisian. Make sure that you budget your time to eat as eating in Paris can typically take up to three hours. Bon Appétit!