Le Bistrot Bourguignon, Beaune
Tel: 33 3 80 22 23 24
Concierge.com's insider take:
Beaune's first wine bar, Le Bistrot Bourguignon opened for business in 1985 and remains remarkably unchanged—a friendly hangout with a shaded terrace located in the pedestrianized area between Place Monge and the Hospices. Around 20 wines are available daily by the glass, and the classic menu includes comfort foods such as charcuterie, cheeses, snails baked in garlicky butter, boeuf bourguignon, and crème brûlée. Owner Jean-Jacques Hegner founded the Beaune Jazz Festival, so expect good background music—or go on a Saturday night for live jazz in the back room. If you like your wine bars more contemporary, check out Via Mokis nearby.—David Downie
Open Tuesdays through Saturdays 10:30 am to 3 pm and from 6:30 pm onward (depending on the season and demand). Closed Tuesday and Wednesday nights in the off-season.