Even in a neighborhood full of charming restaurants, this bistro, named for the most famous Brigitte we know, Bardot, stands out. The intimate dining room is picturesque in the daylight—Carrera-marble bar, giant poolside print by Eduardo Cerruti and Stephanie Draime—and transforms into a beyond-romantic dinner spot at night. The menu fuses French classics with Mediterranean flavors like flourless crepes made with chickpeas and topped with eggplant salsa, and a seriously delicious charcuterie plate. Main courses are delivered on cast iron platters: The sea bream, roasted whole with rosemary and thyme, is delicious, and the octopus sprinkled with paprika has the perfect kick. The double-sided bar is brilliant for cocktail catchups with friends or first dates with potential lovers.

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