Invest in good ingredients and most of the work is done: that's the principle of this wine bar–bistro that's developed a loyal following. If you're not on first-name terms with food personalities like butcher Hugo Desnoyer, market gardener Joël Thiébault, and sausage-maker Thierry Daniel, you need only know that these are the crème de la crème of suppliers. Owner Arnaud Bradol wisely treats their products simply, often serving them raw alongside a salad or sautéed
potatoes: the steak tartare with mesclun salad dressed in truffle oil is unparalleled. Beyond the tiny cafélike area downstairs is a staircase leading to a cozy upstairs dining room, which is invariably lively. In keeping with the theme, wines are organic or natural and many are available by the glass.