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posted on September 29, 2017
Petit Marlowe
review by Geoff Millar

Oysters are the main event at this new SoMa wine bar, alongside chef Jennifer Puccio’s menu of French bistro classics, like deviled eggs and beef tartare. To match, Jennifer Gomez has crafted a Champagne-heavy wine list with other oyster-ready pours, from Yuste Manzanilla and Urionde Txacoli to Lapeyre ...Read the full review

posted on August 18, 2017
review by Emily Teel

Michael Franco worked at Philadelphia’s Le Bec Fin for years, beginning his tenure by wheeling the elegant barrel-shaped cheese cart through the dining room. Eventually shifting his attention to wine, he learned the skills of a sommelier through Le Bec’s extensive cellar. Now he has his own ...Read the full review

posted on April 20, 2017
review by Ben Canaider

An institution with a cellar built up over 25 years, France-Soir features Australia’s best wines and also a staggeringly impressive French section ranging from the friendly and a ordable to wines suited to a billionaires’ club. Saturday luncheon sees a regular table of Melbourne’s wine elite gather to ...Read the full review

posted on June 13, 2016
St. Genevieve
review by Bill Ward

St. Genevieve aptly bills itself as a buvette (refreshment room), but a case can be made that it’s also Minneapolis’s first Champagne bar. Whatever the designation, St. Genevieve is thoroughly French in its design and menu (including six stellar tartines) and thoroughly Champenoise in its libations list. ...Read the full review

posted on April 20, 2016
review by Tara Q. Thomas

A partnership between Racines owner David Lanher, sommelier Arnaud Tronche and David Lillie of Chambers Street Wines one block away, Racines is a Francophile’s dream. Champagnes from the likes of Jérôme Prévost and Cédric Bouchard lead into a list heavy in Loire bottles, including ...Read the full review

posted on December 23, 2015
review by Nadia Fournier

L’Express feels like a typical Parisian brasserie, the friendly welcome a bonus. Since its opening in 1979, this veritable Montreal institution has been nonstop busy. And with reason, as it’s been turning out French classics with a consistency that commands respect, especially considering that it serves 400 people a ...Read the full review

posted on April 1, 2015
French Louie
review by Tara Q. Thomas

Named for a French-Canadian mountain man famed for his ability to throw a good party, French Louie is a bright sliver of warmth and fun on Atlantic Avenue. It’s a change of pace for Doug Crowell, who runs Brooklyn’s Buttermilk Channel, where the food and wine is ...Read the full review

posted on September 17, 2013
review by Luke Sykora

Aquitaine is exactly the kind of place the Financial District needed: well-executed French bistro food at reasonable prices alongside a wine program that, rather than being all things to all people, has real focus. In this case, that focus is, well, Aquitaine—which runs from Bordeaux all the way ...Read the full review

posted on July 10, 2013
review by Maria Dimou

Heteroclito, a vibrant, cozy French-style bistro, straddles the border between the shopping district and the historical center of Athens. It’s the perfect place to take a break while you walk around the city. Madeline Lorantos and Dimitris Koumanis have packed the wine list with intriguing finds from all ...Read the full review

posted on December 27, 2012
Felix Bistro & Ash St. Cellar
review by Michael Engelmann

I met Franck Moreau, MS, when I first moved to Sydney. Not only are we both French and both in charge of large wine programs but were we were also preparing for our Master Sommelier examinations and would often train together. Moreau moved to Australia in 2004 and, since 2005, has ...Read the full review

posted on October 21, 2009
review by Ray Isle

Landmarc goes the unpretentious route: exposed ducts overhead, exposed bricks to either side, and underneath a planked floor that feels farmhouse-casual. The menu plays up the vibe: a pocket-size folded square of paper, it unfolds to reveal chef-owner Marc Murphy’s robust bistro fare - roasted marrow bones with ...Read the full review

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