Take one step into this splendid, petite wine bar, and you’ll feel transported to a bistrot-à-vins tucked down a Parisian alleyway. Offering a broad range of French wines, the selection is picked to faithfully represent their regional character. David Butler, formerly of Campagne and Le Pichet, opened Le Caviste in early 2014 with the intention of recreating the most authentic French experience he could for his guests.
Weber Thompson’s designers helped David realize his vision which was inspired by the understated elegance of wine shops and bars he’s visited in his years of travel. Simple chalkboards hang from copper chains to display the day’s selections. The pale blue-green walls envelop guests with their calming embrace. At night, flickering candles and rustic, bare-bulb chandeliers give the room a warm glow, and reinforce the feeling of an intimate wine cellar, the bar’s namesake.
At Le Caviste, no detail is untouched. From the paper napkins and mis-matched silverware, to the understated bistro tables and chairs, to the wattage of the bulbs in the chandeliers – there are 102 of them, 25-watts each – every element has been considered, but none of them distracts. Together, they melt into one simple, urbane experience.