The name is old-fashioned slang for Paris, but this little bistro has a decidedly modern feel to it. Another case of a runaway chef from Michelin-starred restaurants, Le Pantruche offers deliciously updated bistro fare like braised sweetbreads with carrots in a licorice glaze, or suckling pig with pears, celery root, and chestnuts. It’s hard to resist dessert when chocolate ganache or Grand Marnier soufflé are on the menu. Definitely reserve ahead, as the fixed-price menus are a terrific value and the tiny dining room fills quickly.
- Margie Rynn