Bistro La Source is a classic European bistro off-the-path to almost everyone but expats. With a personal touch, they make everyone feel like a regular and offer some savory home-cooked dishes.
The food ranges from typical pub fare to fan favorites (the mussels go out every night by the truckload) and creative dishes like these Spanish Mackerel Crostinis. The manager Mhairi hails from Scotland (and I'm not talking EU cosmopolitan Glasgow but from the beautiful Isle of Skye). She will sit you down, get you sorted out, and make sure you have a great meal. On the other hand, if you sit at the bar, you will find yourself amidst seemingly every French expat within a mile radius. They come here because they feel at home. An eclectic beer and wine list offer the opportunity to find an old favorite.
Everyone in Paulus Hook knows the Lighthorse Tavern, and fair enough; it is a solid, dependable spot. But head kitty-corner across the street to Bistro La Source, and you will feel like you've just stepped across the Atlantic.