photo credit: Alejandra Hauser
The area near the Pompidou is mostly packed with takeout joints, sports cafes, and karaoke bars, so Donna is a welcome alternative. Come to shimmy, socialize, and sip on natural wines like the “Hobo” red blend from Languedoc-Roussillon that’ll likely be suggested by at least one of the young and eager sommeliers in matching tees. Pair it with some tuna tartare topped with simple herbs and berries, or a heaping bowl of spaghetti with clams slathered in a tart grapefruit sauce. At night, the chef running the bar and open kitchen hangs up his apron, and the DJ takes over.