This bistro, located inside a cavernous old 19th-century foundry, is a bustling, often loud scene. What saves it from feeling too frenetic are the excellent wines (25 are available by the glass and 800 bottles can be purchased at the wine store at the front)—yes, they take the edge off—and food that's as high in quality. There are flatbreads and charcuterie, seasonal soups and salads, sandwiches and wraps, and entrees ranging from seared scallops in a pistachio–chili pesto to a roasted half-chicken with fava-bean risotto, pickled rhubarb, and for just the right touch of umami, a soft boiled egg. My favorite time to visit is in the warmer months when all this good stuff can be enjoyed on the serene terrace. Tip: Diners receive a discount on wine shop purchases.