This intimate restaurant features three different settings for your gustatory pleasure: a chic restaurant in shades of red, a cozy dining room upstairs, and a fumoir, or cigar salon, where you can smoke without driving your neighbors mad. But the main event here is the food which reaches gourmet heights at a relatively earth-bound price. A minimalist menu features French classics like Chateaubriand Rossini and sautéed scallops cooked to perfection and served with intriguing vegetable accompaniments like squash risotto. If you can’t decide, order the tasting menu (evenings only, 55€) and sample two appetizers, two main courses, and a desert. On Saturday nights, Le Boudoir becomes a wine bar, serving tapas and charcuterie to go along with your glass of red (or white, or rosé . . .).
- Margie Rynn