The newly opened CBD restaurant Ste. Marie (930 Poydras St., 304-6988; www.stemarienola.com) is the latest from the company behind the tavern Capdeville, the club Republic New Orleans and the lounges Loa and LePhare. Chef Isaac Toups was previously at the now-closed Cuvee, and his menu features many French bistro standards, like pan-fried liver, escargot, steak frites and burgers. Sparkling wine is the focus at the bar, which stocks some 22 varieties. Ste. Marie serves dinner nightly and lunch Mon.-Sat.