With its long cherry-stained bar and list of 100 French wines (30 by the glass), it would be a mistake to visit this UES Provençal spot only for its food. The wine selection is organized by region, with a small, disdainful section reserved for les autres pays. Warm decor, including exposed-brick walls and colorful tiles, is a charming backdrop for unwinding with a glass of earthy 2003 Châteauneuf-Du-Pape .
181 E 78th St
|Cross street:||between Lexington and Third Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed 5pm–11pm, Thu–Sat 11am–11pm, Sun 11am–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 77th St|
|Price:||Average drink: $9. AmEx, MC, V|