If you’re looking for a quiet night of nibbles and wine, don’t go to this wine bar in the up-and-coming Sentier district north of Les Halles. The sister establishment of chef Gregory Marchand’s ultra-sucessful Frenchie restaurant (where you still have to reserve well in advance) is a raucous, crowded spot, where you’ll be lucky to get a table unless you arrive at 6:30pm when it opens. But that’s part of the fun. The wonderful reds, whites, and rosés are the perfect social lubricant for getting to know the tipsy locals spilling out onto the sidewalk. And the plates that fly out of the kitchen like wildfire—mussels with chorizo, black truffle pasta, and croque madame (bread with ham, cheese, truffles, and white béchamel sauce)—are pure delights (many cost around 13€). If you miss the 6:30pm start, come for a post-dinner drink after 10pm, when you can usually waltz straight in.