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Restaurant Spotlight: N°5 Wine Bar

Classic wines in a cozy space
By-the-glass options abound at N°5 Wine Bar in Toulouse, France.
Photo by: N°5 Wine Bar
By-the-glass options abound at N°5 Wine Bar in Toulouse, France.

Posted: January 3, 2019

Husband-and-wife team Thomas and Anne Cabrol opened N°5 Wine Bar in Toulouse, France, in 2013. The restaurant quickly made a name for itself with a wine list that’s lengthy yet thoughtful, earning Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence in 2015. The 4,000-selection, moderately priced list includes an impressive 500 wines by the glass. The program represents regions around the world but focuses on France, where picks are particularly strong in Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Rhône, the Loire and Languedoc-Roussillon. Thomas oversees the beverage program while Anne serves as chef, and their synergy is evident in the wine-friendly menu of small plates. Several pairings are available, from a 3-glass option for $23 to a 5-glass premium option for $114. In addition to meat- and fish-centric plates, N°5 Wine Bar has extensive vegetarian options such as tomatoes with lemon-basil sorbet, gnocchi with mushrooms and a pea tart. It’s all presented in a cozy space with plenty of bottles on display.

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