This shoebox-size wine bar-cum-crêpe stand is an outcropping of the venerable Comptoir du Relais next door. Hungry diners descend on the bar and tapas component while waiting for a table at the restaurant; those in search of quick and portable bite can order take-out crêpes and salads (note that if you order from the takeout menu, you give up your right to stand and eat at the counter). There is a decidedly hip atmosphere here, despite the low key “this is just a typical southwestern bar” decor. Goodies include fried croquettes stuffed with Iberian ham, brandade (mashed potatoes with cod), oxtail canapés with horseradish cream, and chicken hearts grilled with garlic and parsley.
- Margie Rynn