As you walk into Bistro A Vin — the sister establishment and next-door neighbor to pastry-focused Cafe Framboise — the sound of Frank Sinatra fills the air. In accordance, the the wine bar is elegant, but cozy. The menu is unapologetically French. Although there is thoughtfully sourced fromage and charcuterie, why not start in the deep end with the escargots? Here, six vol-au-vent puff pastries are filled with garlicky snails and topped with a nondescript parsley butter. Escargots with training wheels, if you wanted to trick someone into unwittingly consuming snails in the guise of a garlicky pastry, this would be the way to do it. The accompanying salad is small in scale, but memorable. Spring greens are topped with cherry tomatoes and a sweet balsamic reduction, the net result of which is lovely on a hot summer night. —Vanessa Wolf (Dish, Winter 2019)

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Hours: Dinner (Tues.-Sat.)


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    • Tuesdays, 5-7 p.m. $10

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