In an old house off the busy arterial Rivonia Road, Le Canard provides a tranquil break from the hub of metropolitan Sandton. It has classically romantic touches—crystal glasses, small rose bowls, chandeliers—and the service is excellent. Le canard means "the duck" in French, and duck is the specialty. The French-Mediterranean food is rich in flavor with some unique twists, including a chocolate sauce for duck. Between courses expect little treats from the chef such as vegetable soup and duck-liver pâté. Le Canard has an extensive wine list of South African and international wines, champagnes, and liquors.