Marché Bacchus French Bistro & Wine Shop
It’s difficult to envision a lovely alfresco meal by a swan-filled lake when you arrive at this restaurant’s nondescript desert strip mall on the city’s west side. But once inside, you’ll be delighted you took the gamble; heading out to the lakeside patio here is like eentering Narnia through a wardrobe. The onsite wine shop sells almost 1,000wines— including labels like Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Harlan Estate, and Pétrus. The French and Mediterranean menu has recently been refreshed by James Beard Award-winning chef Luciano Pellegrini.