Le Bistrot d'Henri
Given that it sits in prime tourist territory, this small neighborhood bistro is all too easy to miss—or dismiss—but its loyal (and largely French) clientele knows better. Here, the spotlight is on traditional French home cooking with a pronounced southern accent, from the fresh goat cheese and tapenade starter to the noteworthy seven-hour-roasted lamb. A homey jumble of bric-a-brac hangs above the red banquettes, and the warm welcome reflects the cuisine’s Mediterranean origins.
Insider Tip: The best view of the restaurant is from the table for three at the entrance.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.