Chef Olivier Biouteau and his wife, Rochelle, are living their dream of owning a French country restaurant—but in San Diego. Escargot risotto, savory flatbreads, fettuccini with lamb, and even a perfect burger paired with affordable wines are among the delights that await. It's a cozy room, so call ahead; regulars like to fill the seats at the bar. The dinner and Sunday brunch menus change seasonally but many of the sweets stay the same. Save room for the almond panna
cotta, butterscotch pot de crème with cookies, or Olivier's chocolate truffles.