Jeune et Jolie
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The buzz: Stodgy French classics get a facelift at this modern take on a classic bistro.
The food: Billing itself an exuberant new spin on a traditional French restaurant, Jeune et Jolie has a four-course menu, Le Diner, in which guests make their own selections from up to four choices per course, including vegetarian options. For those who want a more laid back approach, Le Menu du Bar offers à la carte options to walk-in guests at the bar and lounge. There's a stacked list of lower-intervention wines, as well as a collection of cocktails that pay tribute to former French colonies like Vietnam, Haiti, and Algeria.
The cost: The Le Diner menu costs $90 per person with an optional wine pairing for $70 and Le Menu du Bar runs $8–22. Cocktails are $14, wine by the glass is $15-$19.