4950 France Av. S.
Places as endearing as this snug little wine bar are a rarity in commercial shopping districts. But Beaujo’s doesn’t feel out of place at boutique-laden 50th & France. The homey bistro is perfect for a relaxed date night, romantically lit without feeling drowsy. Offering half-glasses and flights facilitates sampling, but those not afraid of commitment can grab a bottle (or at least a full glass). MICHAEL RIETMULDER
A comfortable, well-managed neighborhood wine bar and bistro serving an assortment of salads, small plates, sandwiches, soups and simple, well-prepared entrees, including roast chicken, walleye and New York strip steak. Wine list: The accessible roster changes quarterly, with all 25 labels available by the glass, half-glass and bottle; most bottle prices are under $30. ( , )