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At first glance, Les Fines Gueules might seem like an ordinary corner café, but a closer look at the menu reveals unusual attention to ingredients at this mini wine bar/bistro. Even if you've never heard of Hugo (Desnoyer, star butcher and supplier to some of the city's finest restaurants) or Jean-Luc (Poujauran, a celebrity Paris baker), you can taste the difference when the pedigree steak tartare arrives with a salad of baby leaves dressed in truffle oil. There are just a few seats around the bar, but upstairs is a buzzy dining room that attracts a mix of smoochy couples and business suits. A good selection of 'natural' and organic wines comes by the glass and the bottle.
|Venue name:||Les Fines Gueules|
43 rue Croix des Petits Champs
|Opening hours:||noon-2.30pm, 7.30-10.30pm Mon-Fri; 7.30-11pm Sat & Sun.|
|Transport:||Metro : Bourse or Sentier|
|Price:||Main courses €18-€26|