Set on the corner of a leafy street across from the Canal St. Martin, La Marine is a classic neighborhood brasserie serving reasonably priced, traditional French fare. The interior evokes images of Hemingway’s Paris, with red velvet curtains, gold-framed mirrors, a small zinc bar, and intimate tables. When the weather is pleasant, seating is also available outside at a handful of tables that provide great people-watching and views of the canal. The menu includes such authentic dishes as boeuf bourguignonne and blanquette de veau (veal ragoût), which are complement by selections from the well-priced wine list.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.