Fodor's Expert Review Frenchie Bar à Vins

$$ Les Halles Wine Bar Fodor's Choice

If this weren't one of Paris's most outstanding wine bars, the wait and metal tractor seats might be a deterrent. Yet wine lovers would be hard-pressed to find a better venue for sampling a great list of French wines and inspired selections from Italy and Spain—every one of them sold by the bottle or glass—with superb tapas to match. Feast on yummy small plates like the "coleslaw" of citrusy calamari, black-olive coulis, and a sprinkling of pine nuts; bresaola with apples, spicy mizuna leaves, and dollops of creamy horseradish; and a wedge of Stilton served atop a paste of speculoos biscuits with poached pears and smoked walnuts. Get here right at 7 pm when the restaurant opens or shortly afterward to avoid waiting for a table.

Wine Bar Dinner Quick Bite Fodor's Choice Lively $$

Quick Facts

6 rue du Nil
Paris, Île-de-France  75002, France

No phone

Known For:
  • Choice selection of natural wines from France and Europe
  • Rare expertise in natural, organic, and biodynamic wines
  • Long waits unless you get there right when it opens (7 pm)
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed weekends. No lunch, Reservations not accepted

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