5 of Our Favorite French Restaurants in NYC
We can’t help but be filled with a little joie de vivre this week thinking about the legacy of Julia Child. And to share the feeling, we’ve put together a list of our editors’ favorite French restaurants in New York City. From old-school classics to the new guard, there’s something for everyone. Want to see who made the cut? Check out our full list of the best NYC French restaurants in DINE.
Bon Appétit named MIMI one of the Best New Restaurants this year and we couldn’t agree more. The combination of the intimate setting with little details like a hand-written menu add to the charm of this place.
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It seems we have at least one thing in common with the team behind Rotisserie Georgette: a love of open flames. As their name implies, much of the rustic French offerings are cooked on a rotisserie, including chicken, duck and legs of lamb.
Nothing screams classic French dining quite like Balthazar. The food—and the occasional celebrity sighting—has kept the Soho restaurant popular for years. Too short on time to have a sit-down meal? Stop at the bakery next door to grab a baguette to go.
Stephen Starr knows how to open a good restaurant, and Le Coucou is no exception. The interior screams date spot and is dripping with elegance—and, thanks to chef Daniel Rose, the food coming out of his kitchen is on par with the surroundings.
Dominique Ansel Kitchen
No list of the top French restaurants in NYC would be complete without mention of highly-acclaimed chef Dominique Ansel. There are tons of delicacies to choose from, but our favorite might have to be the kouign-amann.
A few weeks a year, we're lucky enough to get our hands on these gorgeous #FraisesdesBois, overnighted to us straight from Malaga, Spain. This year, we're making a beautiful Fraises des Bois Pavlova, with a light-as-air vanilla meringue beneath Beaumes des Venises mascarpone cream, fresh strawberry jam, and a heap of these bright woodland strawberries that taste almost like candy. Starts TOMORROW at #DominiqueAnselKitchen and available weekends only (Fri-Sun) while the berries are in season. Pre-order yours online now for pick-up at dominiqueanselkitchen.com/shop).
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