Named for the '60s French singer, scoundrel, and womanizer Serge Gainsbourg, this laid-back bar serves French small plates at good prices. Among the selections on the menu: a croque monsieur with ham, Gruyere, and béchamel; poisson and frites; and the "Gainsbourger" (beef and lamb patty on a baguette with Gruyere, caramelized onions, and Dijon). Slog hero Fnarf says, "I love Gainsbourg. They play weird French music. I like weird French music. Get the house wine—whatever they’ve got going that night is good."
8550 Greenwood Ave N,
Hours: Sun-Thurs noon-midnight, Fri-Sat noon-2 am
Air Conditioning, Bar/Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Late-Night Dining, Live Music, Outdoor Seating, Romantic, To Go, Free Wi-Fi
French, Pub Grub
Full Menu, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Romantic
Wine Bar, Cocktail Lounge, Themed, Neighborhood Joint
Daily 4-6 pm ($1 off beer, wine, and cocktails; $2-$6 appetizers).