Co-owners of French bakery Framboise, Dominique and Florence Chantepie, open the doors to wine bar Bistro A Vin at 4 p.m. today. The new eatery at 40 Archdale St. serves imported cheeses, foie gras, caviar, smoked salmon, a few beers, and plenty of French wines.
The cafe describes itself as a “new casual-chic space for a quick but sophisticated dinner, drinks with friends after work, or a late night snack in our comfortable lounge.”
Bistro A Vin hosts a happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, with $6 house wines, $7 kirs, and $5 gougères.
The Harleston Village establishment follows a trend of Francophile restaurants opening in Charleston recently. Paris bar Felix, modern French brasserie Purlieu, and French oyster bar Nico have all opened in the past few months.
Bistro A Vin opens Tuesday through Thursday, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.