A Restaurant’s Take

Classic coq au vin

At Petit Robert Bistro, a cold-weather favorite.

Coq au vin at Petit Robert.
Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Petit Robert Bistro’s tender coq au vin — it does braise for two hours, after all — comes served with egg noodles, suitable for fork twirling and soaking in the deeply satisfying sauce. The portion is large, so it’s no wonder the dish is popular at all three Petit Robert locations in the colder months.  — Rachel Raczka

PETIT ROBERT BISTRO 468 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, 617-375-0699, and other locations,