Colette is the brainchild of Adrien Aeschilman, who also owns the lovely Bottega, just one block away. Colette hews to much of the same aesthetic, down to the snug, narrow dining room (this time painted billiard green) and the visible shelving and storage (chairs hang overhead from a shelf suspended from the ceiling). Unlike Bottega, however, Colette operates with a liquor license in its front-of-the-house bar and offers an impressive cocktail list heavy on classics, some you might have heard of—a Sazerac ($10), a Cuban-style Old Fashioned made with rum ($9)—and some maybe not, like the gin concoction known as the Bee's Knees ($8). The menu lists each cocktail's year and place of origin, and nestled among the familiar are a few creative newbies from the house, like the super-refreshing Sir Barton ($10), made with the Baltimore Whiskey Company's Shot Tower Gin, lime juice, mint, and cucumber bitters and the light-as-air Vive L'Aperitif ($9), a fragrant, but not too sweet combo of Lillet Blanc, sparkling wine, grapefruit juice, and St. Germain. Beers hew local, but not exclusively so, and the small, smart wine list sticks to the Old World, with France as the leading player.