Good things are said about Le Vernissoir, a smart street-level restaurant and wine bar just east of lively Place de la République in Paris’s 3rd arrondissement. It’s easy to see why when you step through the dove grey entrance and into the modern dining room done out in a chic muted tone and lit by rows of contemporary low hanging lamps. At the back, things get cosy at Le Vernissoir. Low walls divide the space into stylish dens where small groups can talk ten to the dozen without fear of being overheard by the tables next to you. Le Vernissoir impresses with a formal line up of traditional French dishes prepared and presented with elegance and paired with a noteworthy wine list.