The Eiffel Tower was built around the beginning of 1900 for the National Exposition or something like that. Originally, it was the tallest man-made structure in the world, and was to be taken down 20 years later. Fortunately, it's functionality for broadcasting radio and tv helped to preserve it by giving it further use.
Le Relais de Venise restaurant is very near our hotel, at Porte Maillo. It's a regular, where you just sit down, and get the fixed menu. Steak and frites. Oh, you chose the wine, which was delicious. The steak is out of this world. So tender and delicious, with a sauce I can say may be close to Bearnaise. Buttery, herbs, and so on. Then of course a huge pile of frites, followed by your choice of dessert. Absolutely worth the wait. They do not take reservations. You wait around the block, but the line goes pretty fast. Very fun, and great food.
Actually, one last note on logistics:
The Air France bus from the airport to town was perfect. It's a bit of a haul, and the buses are nice and inexpensive. Here's the one we used, #2 to our area of Porte Maillot. It's only like 14 or 16 Euros.