The Low Down
On the Menu: Liver lovers shouldn't skip the silky, flavor-packing chicken liver pate topped with pink peppercorns and served with crusty French bread and accoutrements such as house-made fruit preserves.
Where to Sit: The seasonal outdoor sidewalk seating is enticing, but far more sedate than inside. To really get a feel for this place, opt to sit indoors at one of the communal tables or at the wrap-around bar, where the warm, low lighting combined with that third glass of wine gives everyone a happy glow.
When to Go: What are you in the mood for? On weekends, the scene is at its liveliest--and loudest--but even in the thick of a rush, the staff is warm and welcoming. On weeknights, it's the perfect laid-back date spot.