Le Bistrot des Halles, Dijon
Tel: 33 3 80 49 94 15
Concierge.com's insider take:
A bouncy atmosphere, affable service, and quality food (overseen by Michelin-starred chef and owner Jean-Pierre Billoux) make this bistro fronting Dijon's covered market a perennial local favorite. Chef François Temmermann helms the kitchen: Some dishes, such as pork pâté en croûte and caramelized pork shanks, are as classic as the dining room's bentwood chairs, red banquettes, and brass wall sconces, while seasonal produce shines in dishes such as beet and chèvre salad, blanquette de veau, and slow-roasted lamb. Ordering à la carte will set you back only about $50, and a weekday prix-fixe lunch can be had for under $25—making it a much more affordable, albeit more casual, option than Billoux's high-end Le Pré aux Clercs near the Ducal Palace.—David Downie
Open Mondays through Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays noon to 2 pm and 7 to 10 pm, Thursdays 7 to 10 pm.