In recent years, Rue René Boulanger has become something of a polestar for winers and diners based in the République area. Inaro, with its woody décor and shelves of alluring wine bottles, is one of the many classy options that have cropped up on the street of late. It's popular enough that groups should think about booking ahead, but not to the extent that you'll feel rushed or cramped – the seats are cosy, the vibe as chilled as the white wine, and you're positively encouraged to draw out your evening over a platter of meats and cheeses.
In lieu of a conventional menu, the obliging staff offer suggestions based on your preferences. So, for example, the wine comes in three varieties: 'good', 'better' and 'awesome', with prices to match (bottles start at €22). But where Inaro really comes into its own is with the superlative platters, composed of produce from independent retailers across Europe. We were treated to cured beef and loin from Spain, a creamy cheese from Pithiviers and olive oil from the banks of the Ebro River, among other delicacies. Striking a perfect balance between sophistication and affordability, this is one of our best finds in the area.
38 rue René Boulanger
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 6pm-midnight (2am on weekends)|
|Transport:||Métro : République|
|Price:||€6–€27 per platter|