Cozy, candlelit and oh so French, Amelie will educate you in the ways of viognier and mourvèdre as it seduces you with tantalizingly titled flights such as Sade “Smooth Operator” and Marilyn Manson “Tainted Love.” Stylish decor (vintage theater seats, wine-bottle light fixtures, red lacquered bar) and well-priced customized flights ($10 for three pours during the 5–7pm happy hour) create a lively scene most nights. On the food side, cheeses, charcuterie and other small bites give way to more substantial offerings such as a steamed mussels, croque monsieur, duck leg confit, and Gratin de Raviole du Royans—a southern French specialty of tiny pasta pockets stuffed with herbs, comtè and cottage cheese.
1754 Polk St
|Cross street:||at Washington St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 5pm–2am|
|Transport:||Bus 12, 27|
|Price:||$30 and under|