Via Mokis, Beaune, Burgundy
Concierge.com's insider take:
At the other end of the spectrum from Le Bistrot Bourguignon, trendy Via Mokis wouldn't be out of place in New York or London. It's first and foremost a wine bar, but the establishment also includes a restaurant, spa, and boutique hotel. Beyond the see-and-be-seen value, it's worth seeking out for the 300 wines, 50 of which are available by the glass. But unless you enjoy bizarre foods (such as pasta alla carbonara au siphon, which is blended and run through a seltzer bottle to create gooey pasta squiggles), plan to eat elsewhere.—David Downie
Open Wednesdays through Sundays 12:15 to 2 pm and 7:30 to 9:30 pm.