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Les Fines Gueules

43 Rue Croix des Petits Champs
Paris , France

Located on a quiet side street just off the Place des Victoires, this traditional wine bar and bistro is housed in a 17th-century stone building designed by renowned architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart. The three-level interior features exposed brick, a vintage zinc bar, and dome-shaped pendant lights, and seating is also available on the outdoor terrace. The seasonal menu incorporates fresh meats from well-known butcher Hugo Desnoyer, vegetables from Joël Thiébault, and breads from Jean-Luc Poujauran. In addition to signature dishes like the steak tartare, the bistro also serves more than 500 international wines, many of which are available for retail purchase.

From the From the May 2008 Food & Wine Go List

The name is a pun on “conserves,” a reference to the house-made preserved foods (like pickled Chioggia beets) that chef Stelio Perombelon uses on his elegant, inexpensive French menu—and packs in jars for customers to take home.

We loved: Cornish game hen with verjus.

Insider tip: Diners can buy private-import French wines to go.

Last updated 2012-02-22 00:36:55 UTC
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