Pastis clone right down to the front doors, but tamer vibe. Andy D. serves up inventive French Riviera cuisine. Goat cheese salads, fennel-cured mackerel, squash blossom beignets. Meet friends for ... read more
Chef Jean-Francois Fraysse brings us a rustic French bistro with an elegant finish. Deep red walls with black and white photos of European villas hark back to the chef's hometown, Quercy, in Southe... read more
Escape boisterous Bleecker at sweet corner spot with authentically worn bistro looks, run by a former Les Deux Gamins chef. One of the cutest gardens in the WV, perfect for an intimate Sunday brunc... read more
Provençal-inspired bistro à vin with intimate dining room and one of the cozier back gardens around. Radishes with butter and salt are a nice freebie at the bar, followed by delicious crepes and ta... read more
Young professionals, pre-theater crowds, and self-aware movers 'n' shakers sedate themselves with copious amounts of booze and eye contact. French with modern American slant. Grilled lamb on Morocc... read more
Hone your double-cheek kissing technique, lest you slight poor Pierre who can no longer smoke at the bar. Fun bistro space, just the right size. Classic French entrées like hanger steak with frites... read more
Memorably issued humble proclamation of "best burger on earth." Seems smallish, but you'll have a hard time finishing it: juicy, savory, and perfect, with Ding Dong-style truffle and foie gras fill... read more
Chill at the bar until the theater crowd scoots, then snag a sidewalk seat and pretend you're from Cassis instead of Caldwell. Menu's more pan-French than Marseille-specific, gets creative with ver... read more
Jean-Georges's little nugget next to his Trump International flagship. Long bar ensures less formal scene, but food's every bit as inventive. Prix fixe three-course lunch is the way to go, with sea... read more
Tony Bourdain may be busy eating oddities on TV, but his master meatery hasn't suffered. Sexy bistro looks, soft glowing lights. Best bet when you're down south. Endless assortment of moules frites... read more
Local haunt for artsy Tribecans and their Brooklynite pals, catches the spillover from Odeon across the street. Sweet space with brasserie looks, you can check out the competition on the mirrored w... read more
Parisian-style brasserie, takes Balthazar's standard and bumps it up a notch. Stroll past the sidewalk café and into Art Nouveau paradise. Frosted glass, potted palms, creamy arches, dark ma... read more
A midtown favorite, although setting trumps food. Léger stained-glass mural looms overhead while you inhale abundant poached-lobster salad. Delicious underage eats like grilled baby octopus and roa... read more
The (other) drug models love. McNally's landmark bistro that sent his stock skyward. Simple, tiled interior is formula (see Balthazar) but gorgeous. Permanently crowded with lively, good-looking pe... read more
Loire Valley outpost from the French Roast/Nice Matin crew. Great sidewalk scene in the warmer months, big, versatile room stays cozy for the winter. Order off the mirrors for classics like moules ... read more
Northern cousin of the LES's Pink Pony (RIP). Cute but slightly played out French bistro with good-looking, charmingly disaffected staff. Popular with local restaurant owners, indie rockers, and ex... read more
One of NY's best small, cheap(er) bistros. Rules its loyal clientele with love. Steak frites, escargot, raw bar, and rabbit in Dijon mustard. Narrow, intimate space with requisite scratchy mirrors ... read more
Lively corner spot buzzing with trendy Brooklynites. Calls itself "Le Funky French Bistro de Brooklyn," which is sort of scary, but run with it, because the food's pretty good. Shabby-chic bistro f... read more
Pricey, sure, but worth every penny. Tucked in the base of the brass-and-glass Trump International condo tower, this lofty French eatery gives the Donald a desperately needed infusion of elegance-b... read more
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