A French-style bistro, Bouchon ("cork" in French) serves simple classics such as escargot in garlic butter, steak frites ($20), bouillabaise ($22), and a version of chicken cordon bleu ($17). Monday to Wednesday all-you-can-eat mussels nights ($15) draw a crowd. The house private-label wines, from France, are a good value at around $19. Although the owner is French and the restaurant is very popular (in part due to its prime location on Lexington Avenue), some of the dishes—steak au poivre with frites (dusted with herbs and served with roasted red pepper mayonnaise)—while tasty, seem to fall just short of authentic, and the restaurant itself doesn't quite reach the top tier in Asheville. In good weather, a little courtyard at back is a pleasant place to sit. Next door, under the same management, Crêperie Bouchon is open daily for lunch and dinner, serving lighter fare in a charming courtyard.