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Vinous Table: Au Trou Gascon, Paris, France

Vinous Table, France

Ian D'Agata, Jul 2019

Still one of the best bistros in all of Paris, this temple to the hearty flavors and rich textures of southwestern France also boasts an outstanding wine and spirits list, making it a must-stop for all serious foodies.

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Vinous Table: Food by John Lawson, Leigh-on-Sea, UK

United Kingdom, Vinous Table

Neal Martin, Jul 2019

Food by John Lawson lived up to my expectations. As someone who wishes to continue enjoying fine food but is now far more vigilant about health, I found it the ideal restaurant to mark my return.

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Vinous Table: Il Silene, Pescina, Italy

Vinous Table, Italy: Center & South

Antonio Galloni, Jun 2019

I have wanted to eat at Il Silene for many years but had always been put off by its location, which is not especially convenient to the tasting circuit. What a mistake that turned out to be. This spectacular lunch proved Il Silene is very much worth a special trip.

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Vinous Table: Le Chalut, Saint-Malo, France

Vinous Table, France

Ian D'Agata, Jun 2019

Le Chalut, a historic restaurant of Saint-Malo, may no longer be the highly awarded, media-darling dining destination it once was, but it still offers fresh, beautifully cooked seafood in a quiet, refined environment.

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Vinous Table: Noizé, London, United Kingdom

United Kingdom, Vinous Table

Neal Martin, Jun 2019

As banal as it sounds, what I love about Noizé is its simplicity. You come here to eat well. If you are looking for a vibrant atmosphere, good French food and a central location, I cannot recommend Noizé enough.

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Vinous Table: Ca’ D’Oro Alla Vedova, Venice, Italy

Vinous Table, Italy

Ian D'Agata, Jun 2019

Ca d’Oro, known locally as Alla Vedova, is one of Venice’s most historic osterias. Located in the trendy Cannaregio sestriere, Ca d’Oro is famous for its polpette, an absolutely iconic dish, and one of the main reasons why locals and tourists flock here.

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Vinous Table: L’Ancrage, Saint-Malo, France

Vinous Table, France

Ian D'Agata, May 2019

L’Ancrage, in Saint-Malo’s very pretty old town, is nobody’s idea of a snooty dining destination, and that sits perfectly fine with the restaurant’s patrons, who flock to it in droves, happy in the knowledge that they will eat and drink well for a song.

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Vinous Table: Studio at the Standard, København, Denmark

Denmark, Vinous Table

Ian D'Agata, May 2019

Hip and magically located right on the water, Studio at the Standard is routinely voted one of Denmark’s five best restaurants. Absolutely nothing about my latest visit leads me to believe such fame is undeserved.

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Vinous Table: La Barrique, Rome, Italy

Vinous Table, Italy

Ian D'Agata, May 2019

La Barrique is a typical Roman osteria, the sort of dining place the Eternal City does so amazingly well. Hearty, flavorful food, in a warm, easygoing environment, coupled with a choice of many wonderful, fairly priced bottles, is the recipe for never-ending success.

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Vinous Table: Le Calandre, Veneto, Italy

Vinous Table, Italy: North

Ian D'Agata, May 2019

Nobody does modern Italian cuisine better than the Alajmo family of Le Calandre, the multi-awarded, ultra-famous restaurant just outside Padova. An excellent wine list, great service and a refined environment all contribute to the magic.