Open in fall 2015, spacious, sunny Bon Marche delights with bright yellow and orange awnings, an all-day bar, classic French dishes using high-quality ingredients and a daily-changing raw bar serving oysters and seafood with aperitifs. The talented Eric Quilty (previously at Smokestack) crafts a cocktail menu that shines with French spirits, from absinthe to calvados and beyond. French- and Belgian-style beers, like a Provençal pale ale, are brewed in-house alongside a range of guest beers and a robust wine list, journeying from the Loire Valley to small-production Napa.
THE DRINK TO DRINK: Currently, the First Joy of the Day is a light and lovely aperitif with an intriguing savory layer: Fords gin, lemon, house vin d’orange (slightly bitter fortified orange wine), garam masala spices and a whisper of cacao.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Look for fascinating house infusions, like rhum agricole marked by sesame-infused honey in the Discreet Charm cocktail, or brie-rind-scented yellow wine from France’s cult Jura region.
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