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Review: Place des Fêtes

It hits that rare atmospheric sweet spot: warm, intimate, and candlelit without feeling at all sleepy.
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This note-perfect wine bar hits that rare atmospheric sweet spot of warm, intimate, and candlelit without feeling sleepy. Rather, it buzzes with a festive energy that’s perfectly paired with chef Nico Russell’s playful Spanish- and Portuguese-inspired small plates and a palate-­expanding selection of cocktails and wines by the glass from beverage director Piper Kristensen. For date night, cozy up to the bar with views of the open kitchen, or fill up the large communal table in the back with a group and sample the entire 20-item menu. Either way, try not to miss the crispy maitake mushroom served with a decadent black-garlic truffle fudge. 

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