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Aquitaine

The comfortable yet chic South End bistro has a well-priced collection of wines that perfectly complements its unpretentious menu. The list emphasizes quality over quantity, with especially nice attention paid to the South of France offerings (particularly the undervalued Languedoc region). Not only does Aquitaine have an impressive cellar, but it also happens to be a wonderful setting in which to imbibe, thanks to a friendly staff, a menu of reliable faves like steak frites, and a nicely mixed crowd.

569 Tremont Street Boston 617-424-8577 aquitaineboston.com