101 "French" Restaurants in New York.
Jules Bistro is a casual French spot in the East Village where you should share drinks and small plates with a date while listening to live jazz.
Ernesto’s is a Basque-inspired restaurant on the Lower East Side where you’re going to want to hang out for a while.
Quality Bistro is a big French spot in Midtown that’s a good place to impress clients or have dinner before a show.
Cafe D’Alsace is an Alsatian restaurant on the UES that’s good for a nice meal with your extended family or a drink at the bar.
Café Boulud is a casual sister restaurant to Daniel, but there’s not very much that’s casual about it.
Le Crocodile is a French restaurant in the bottom of the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. Stop by, eat some chicken, and admire the high ceilings.
Madame Claude Bis is a French bistro in Jersey City that's a great option for date night.
The Riddler is a West Village Champagne bar that’s a good option for a high-end dinner, or a cheeseburger and Chambong.
Bar Bête is a casual-but-nice French restaurant in Carroll Gardens where you should bring a date.
Cathedrale is an enormous, overpriced French restaurant from the people behind Tao - and, despite the sprawling space, it isn’t that fun.
Maison Yaki in Prospect Heights is where you go to sit on a red leather barstool and eat classic French cooking-inspired yakitori.
Red Paper Clip serves a very good six-course tasting menu for $95 in a bare West Village space.
La Cafette is a small French bistro in Williamsburg where you should get drinks and snacks during Happy Hour.
Pates Et Traditions feels more like a small spot you’d find in Southern France than a restaurant two blocks from the Bedford L stop in Williamsburg.
Cafe Rue Dix is a casual spot in Crown Heights where you can get very good French-Senegalese food.