Fodor's Expert Review Frenchie Bar à Vins
If this weren't one of Paris's 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 there right at 7 pm when they open or shortly afterwards to avoid waiting for a table.
6 rue du Nil
Paris, Île-de-France 75002, France
- 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 they open (7 pm)