Vin Picoeur describes its genre as "French barbecue" -- and the centerpiece of the restaurant is the charcoal grill -- but it looks and functions much like an izakaya. Think kushi-yaki and oden, but given a totally Western twist.
Vin Picoeur: Le BBQ Franco-Japonais
Name (J) ヴァンピックル
Dinner price range
¥5,000 or more
Top quality food and wine in a casual izakaya setting
Sitting on stools all evening gets uncomfortable.
Drinks Beer from ¥680 (Hoegaarden); aperitifs from ¥550; wine ¥800/glass, ¥2,800/bottle.
Number of seats 20 (14 at counter, four at the table, plus two by the door)
BGM Edith Piaf and old chansons
Smoking No smoking
Ginzaya Sakeya 2F, 4-3-4 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
6 p.m.-midnight; Saturday and holidays 4-11 p.m. Closed: Sunday
Cash, Credit Card
Transport From the Ginza 4-chome crossing, walk toward Yurakucho (along Harumi-dori) and take the second side street on the right. Vin Picoeur is on the second floor of the building immediately after the Brooks Brothers store.