140 Boylston St.
“Troquet,” slang in French for a cozy bistro, was named one of the 100 best wine restaurants by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, and earns the title with a wine list that changes daily based on picks by owner Chris Campbell.
There are more than 40 wines available by the glass alone, served in two- or four-ounce pours, and plenty of affordable wines available by the bottle (and also some for only the most special occasions).
“Troquet offers safe haven amid an epidemic of red wine served far too warm. If you want to drink a high-end bottle with dinner, there may be no better place in Boston to do it,” Devra First writes.
And don’t skip on the first-floor dessert lounge, Le Patissier — worth a return visit to the now 12-year-old locale.