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In true Paris fashion, this 6th arrondissement eatery is best known for its wine and charcuterie. The space is standing-room only (the food is worth standing for), and to order, patrons must squeeze themselves into an opening of counter space and shout to the bartenders, hoping to be heard over the lively French murmur. There are plates of bread, hot mustard and cornichons out on display for the taking, and the charcuterie plates, notoriously massive, are stacked with Iberian ham, fresh-cured sausage, and cuts of local cheese. The wine selection is marvelously large (as are the servings), and the narrow tables are sloshed with spilled jams and wine-stains, lending plenty of character to this hole-in-the-wall local favorite.

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L'Avant Comptoir

L'Avant Comptoir, Paris

In true Paris fashion, this 6th arrondissement eatery is best known for its wine and charcuterie. The space is standing-room only (the food is worth standing for), and to order, patrons must squeeze themselves into an opening of counter space and shout to the bartenders, hoping to be heard over the lively French murmur. There are plates of bread, hot mustard and cornichons out on display for the taking, and the charcuterie plates, notoriously massive, are stacked with Iberian ham, fresh-cured sausage, and cuts of local cheese. The wine selection is marvelously large (as are the servings), and the narrow tables are sloshed with spilled jams and wine-stains, lending plenty of character to this hole-in-the-wall local favorite.