Panini, artisan cheeses, gourmet pizza, and salads are paired with international wines (both small and large producers), aperitifs, imported beers, and cocktails at this vino lounge with comfy sofas, high-tops, and regular tables. Piano and guitar Thurs and Fri evenings. Open Mon to Sat 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Best Place for a First Date (2012)
You’ve finally landed that first date. Now, where do you go? Batonnage Wine Bar, of course. “The idea was to have something for adults,” says owner Paul Paljevic. “We don’t have TVs in here, and the environment is all quartz, onyx, stone, brick. It’s very warm, an upscale social club, European-style.” Paljevic would know: He is originally from Montenegro. Whether you’re on a first date or your first outing since the baby was born, the best nights to visit may be Wednesday for wine-tastings or Friday for acoustic guitar, piano, or saxophone.