Perfect for summer
The Bistrot de Saint Jean, located on rue Saint Jean in the Saint Jean district of Lyon (a lovely medieval area and UNESCO World Heritage Site), is a "bouchon". This is the term for traditional restaurants in Lyon, with large wooden tables that seat 12, red and white tableclothes, and, in short, what you see in general when Americans try to make a movie about Paris and want something "Parisian". The bouchons serve large portions and cheap wine by the litre. Overall, dinner shouldn't cost more than 20 euros / person, with wine included. There's a lot of competition among the bouchons around the neighborhood.