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  • République, Los Angeles

    République, Los Angeles

    Why did we dine here? – République is similar to Tartine in San Francisco, but they kick it up a notch. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We went for breakfast.…

  • Le Diplomate, Washington DC

    Le Diplomate is a popular French Brassiere in Washington DC’s posh Logan Circle neighborhood. You need to reserve well in advance, otherwise come early for a seat in the bar or…

  • Chapeau!, San Francisco

    One of our favorite San Francisco restaurants.. Chapeau! is a French Bistro located in the San Francisco Richmond district in the middle of the Clement Street shopping district. At one time, they…

  • Mon Ami Gabi Review, Las Vegas

    Mon Ami Gabi Review, Las Vegas

    Mon Ami Gabi is a classic French bistro style restaurant located at street level in the Paris casino at Las Vegas. How quaint that there is a French restaurant in a…

  • Le Bernardin, New York

    Why did we dine here? – Eating Cheaply at NYC’s #1 Restaurant. We did the same at Eleven Madison Park. Le Bernardin is a famous 3 Michelin star restaurant in New York…

  • Bouchon, Yountville

    Classic French done right. Bouchon is a French bistro that is part of the Thomas Keller French Laundry empire.  They have locations in Yountville and Las Vegas, we have been to both…

  • Chez Maman, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Quaint French Bistro with very good food. Chez Mama is a French Bistro with 2 locations in San Francisco, Potrero Hill and Hayes Valley. We…

  • Volta, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Volta is a new brasserie restaurant from the Perbacco / Barbacco team Chef Staffan Terje and Umberto Gibin. It is located in the space that…

  • Monsieur Benjamin, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Monsieur Benjamin is the long awaited French restaurant from Corey Lee of Michelin Starred Benu. There has been a vacuum of French restaurants in the last…

  • Petit Crenn, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Petit Crenn is the new restaurant from Chef / Owner: Dominique Crenn of Michelin starred Atelier Crenn. “Petit Crenn is a neighborhood restaurant inspired by…

  • Bouchon Bistro, Las Vegas

    Bouchon is a French bistro that is part of the Thomas Keller French Laundry empire. A more affordable way to taste his high quality food. This location is in Las Vegas…

  • Urchin Bistrot Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Urchin Bistrot is a new French Bistro in the bustling Mission district of San Francisco. The location formerly housed Slanted Door and the defunct Wo…

  • Bouchon Restaurant Review, Santa Barbara

    Why did we dine here? – Bouchon, no relation to Thomas Keller’s Bouchon, is a top restaurant in Santa Barbara. We were here for one night and decided to give this…

  • Little Bird Restaurant Review, Portland

    Why did we dine here? – Little Bird is the sister restaurant to Portland’s most popular Le Pigeon. It is cheaper and a little less formal. We felt like something more…

  • Beast Restaurant Review, Portland

    Why did we dine here? – Beast was recommended by a friend. Naomi Pomeroy has been charming Portlandians for a while. There are two communal tables were everyone is served at…

  • La Toque Restaurant Review, Napa

    Why did we dine here? – La Toque (it means Chef’s Hat in French) is a French restaurant in Napa’s Westin Verasa Hotel. It has One Michelin Star, so we have…

  • Absinthe Brasserie Review, San Francisco

    Absinthe is a popular French restaurant in Hayes Valley, right near the symphony and War Memorial Theater. It has long been a favorite of art patrons before performances.…

  • K & L Bistro Restaurant Review, Sebastopol

    Why did we dine here? – K & L Bistro used to have a Michelin Star but got demoted to Bib Gourmand status. We were staying in a hotel right near…

  • Jardiniere Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Jardiniere is a popular restaurant located across the street from the Davies Symphony Hall and War Memorial Opera House. Obviously this place is packed right before a performance. We’ve been to…

  • Atelier Crenn Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Atelier Crenn is a one Michelin star French restaurant from Dominique Crenn (Formerly of Luce) located in San Francisco’s Marina District. (Atelier means workshop in French.) As she puts it, “An…

  • Joël Robuchon Restaurant Review, Las Vegas

    Joël Robuchon is a Haute Cuisine French Restaurant located in the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It was opened in 2006 and is the US outlet for most Michelin Starred Restaurateur…

  • Bistro Jeanty Restaurant Review, Yountville

    Why did we dine here? – Bistro Jeanty was one of the last major restaurants in Yountville that we have not reviewed. Has any foodie knows, this town is an eaters…

  • Fleur de lys Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Fleur de lys is a long-standing French restaurant from Hubert Keller, who also owns Burger Bar and is featured on a PBS television show. They received one Michelin star in 2011.…

  • Chez Spencer Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Why did we dine here? – Located almost under the Central Freeway, Chez Spencer was on Check Please, long-ago, and looked fairly promising. Being French food fans, we have no choice…

  • Restaurant Lulu Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Restaurant Lulu is a classic San Francisco favorite that has been around since 1993. They are well known for their Oak Fired Rotisserie items and deserved a revisit. Lulu’s was once…

  • Baume Restaurant Review, Palo Alto

    Baumé is a French Cuisine Moderne restaurant that uses a lot of molecular gastronomy techniques. The restaurant is named after the pioneering French chemist Antoine Baume. They recently received one Michelin…

  • La Folie Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    La Folie (the madness in French) is a long-running classic French Restaurant located in San Francisco’s Russian Hill. It opened in 1988 and earned one Michelin Star. Chef owner Roland Passot…

  • étoile Restaurant Restaurant Review, Yountville

    étoile Restaurant is the restaurant located at the Domain Chandon Winery in foodie capital Yountville, just to the left of Highway 29. (Etoile is French for “star”) They received one Michelin…

  • Cafe des Amis Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Cafe des Amis (Amis means Friends in French) is a 3 week old classic French Brasserie on Union Street in middle of the Marina – Cow Hollow area, located were Restaurant…

  • Auberge du Soleil Restaurant Review, Rutherford

    Auberge du Soleil (Inn of the Sun) is a posh resort in the Napa Valley with a Michelin starred restaurant that opened in 1981. Executive Chef Robert Curry, formerly of Domain…

  • Masa’s Restaurant Restaurant Review, San Francisco

    Masa’s Restaurant serves Contemporary French in Downtown San Francisco, not far from Union Square. Adjacent to Executive Hotel Vintage Court, they have been around for over 25 years. A long line…

  • Le Cinq Restaurant Review, Paris, France

    Le Cinq is a famous two Michelin star restaurant in the Four Seasons George V Hotel in Paris, right near the Champs-Élysées. The restaurant had earned 3 Michelin stars in the…

  • L’Ardoise Restaurant Review, Paris

    L’Ardoise is a charming French Bistro located on a quiet street in the 1st Arrondissement, a block from the Jardin des Tuileries, and not far from the Louvre. They have a…

  • L’Arpège Restaurant Review, Paris, France

    L’Arpege is a famous three Michelin star restaurant in Paris run by star Chef Alain Passard. This famous spot opened in 1986. They serve classic French Haute cuisine focusing on seafood,…

  • La Fontaine de Mars Restaurant Review, Paris

    La Fontaine de Mars is the known as the famous bistro in the 7th Arrondissement where President Obama went. There is a fountain right outside the restaurant that helped name this…

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