La Cafette is a small French spot next to Have & Meyer and around the corner from Four Horsemen. And while those wine bars tend to be packed at 6pm on a rainy Sunday, this place almost always has an open table or seats at the bar. Keep that in mind the next time you’re looking for wine and small plates with a date, and don’t feel like making small talk for an hour while waiting for a host to text you. Start with steak tartare and glasses of French wine, which are $6 during Happy Hour, and if you decide to hang out for a while listening to live jazz, share the tender rotisserie chicken served with potatoes that soak up the rich jus.
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