photo credit: Becca Maffett
Le Comptoir du Vin
The first few times we tried Le Comptoir Du Vin, we kept missing the front door—walking up the stairs and into a tiny foyer, you’re not sure if you’re about to enter a restaurant or someone’s apartment. But once inside, you’ll find a low-lit French restaurant that’s good for a special occasion or just a weeknight dinner of small plates with a date.
The chalkboard menu changes regularly, and one of our favorite pastimes is checking the restaurant’s Instagram story for their daily updates. (Also, is it possible to fall in love with someone through their handwriting? Asking for a friend.) For dinner, order anything with the focaccia—we consistently dream of the jamon buerre—and save room for dessert. In the summer, the main downstairs dining room transforms into a dreamy patio and open-air bar with live music on Mondays.