MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
This cool wine bar clearly takes pride in the mastery of its sommelier by pouring a lengthy and thoughtful array of wines from the world over. At the same time, Compline serves a focused menu of appealingly hearty food that pairs well with this list. Find a perch at the bar so you can chat with the staff about their vast selection, but tables in the dining room or patio are just as pleasant. Savor a glass of champagne with duck fat fries—to whet the appetite—before perusing the menu. Juicy half-pound burgers on brioche are a great way to get going here, especially when layered with Gruyère and mushrooms. Less casual items feature a Liberty Farms duck breast or rustic hanger steak. Keep an eye on the calendar for themed tasting events and seminars.