The best French restaurants in NYC
Where to go Gallic.
Tue Sep 22 2009
Bar Breton; Photograph: Roxana Marroquin
1. DB Bistro Moderne (55 W 44th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves, 212-391-2400) Daniel Boulud protg Olivier Muller creates modern Alsatian cuisine—including the city’s best choucroute.
2. Bar Breton (254 Fifth Ave between 28th and 29th Sts, 212-213-4999) Cyril Renaud’s restaurant is the destination for real Breton galettes (buckwheat crpes) and regional hard ciders.
3. Adour (The St. Regis New York, 2 E 55th St at Fifth Ave; 212-710-2277) Alain Ducasse’s first New York hit is refined without being stuffy.
4. Allegretti (46 W 22nd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves, 212-206-0555) Alain Allegretti, a native of Nice, offers New York’s best provenal foods.
5. L’Absinthe (227 E 67th St between Second and Third Aves, 212-794-4950) Jean-Michel Bergougnoux doesn’t stray much from the classics at this pitch-perfect Parisian-style bistro.
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