In an ultra-feminine, light-filled space punctuated by large olive and clementine trees, a living wall of ferns, and plenty of copper accents, Bandol evokes a somewhat modern take on the airy, relaxed (yet totally upscale) restaurants of the French Riviera. Chef Zsolt Ferencz’s food achieves that very same feel, with a menu of large, family-style sharing portions of Provence’s greatest hits—everything from a perfect salade niçoise to a warming bouillabaisse and a delectable duck confit. And then, of course, there’s brunch, featuring all the classic egg dishes along with a select menu of tartines. The sharing platters are made for large parties, so it makes sense they have two coppered-up private dining rooms, too. Even in the dead of winter, this homey, gleaming spot makes you feel like you’ve walked straight off the beach in St. Tropez.

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