Au Passage Review
This bistrot à vins has the lived-in look of a longtime neighborhood favorite—which it was until two veterans of the raging Paris wine bar scene reinvented the place, keeping the laid-back atmosphere and adding a serious foodie menu that quickly became one of the best deals in town. For lunch on Thursday and Friday, the two-course €18 menu du marché offers a choice of meat or fish, and at dinner the menu shifts to a blackboard selection of small €4 to €8 tapas dishes—including several house-made patés, fresh tomato or beet salad, a superb seafood carpaccio, and artisanal charcuterie and cheeses. Four or more diners can hack away at a crispy-succulent roasted lamb haunch. The excellent wine list features plenty of natural wines. It's a diverse and lively crowd of happy diners who know they've found a very good thing.