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Artisan Bistro
We also enjoyed the Artisan Foie Gras Terrine, toasted brioche, balsamic, kumquat and red grape carpaccio which was delicious. Definitely have the Steamed PEI Mussels with spicy fried garlic, tomatoes, parsley, shallots, sherry. It had an excellent broth.
bardot
Bardot Brasserie
French Bistro Cuisine at the Aria Resort in Las Vegas
We love Las Vegas, French Bistros and Michael Mina restaurants, so the odds were 100 to 1 that we would dine at Bardot Brasserie, while we were staying at The Aria.
Baume
Baume Restaurant
We dined at and reviewed Baume in Palo Alto about a year ago and predicted that they would get a Michelin Star. We are pleased to report that we were correct. Restaurateur and Executive Chef Bruno Chemel, who has now received stars and accolades from Michelin, The New York Times
Bijou Restaurant & Bar
There’s a new restaurant in Hayward that serves California/ French Cuisine called Bijou which means “A Little Gem” in French. The restaurant owned by Benjamin Young and Phillip Chan has a crisp, chic, modern décor.
Bistro Central Parc
We always enjoy being one of the first to try a new restaurant, so we can report on it to our readers. Bistro Central Parc is a new Bistro in San Francisco that serves tasty French fare with California influences made with fresh, seasonal, locally sourced sustainable raised and organic ingredients.
Café Europe
The Tastes of Bavaria
Freshly grated Potatoes, with onions and herbs. Served with pplesauce and sour cream –Crisp and light- Absolutely perfect!
Castagna
San Francisco has always been a City people from around the world come to visit and many inevitably decide to make their home. The City’s captivating style of architecture, fabulous food and broad range of activities casts a love spell that truly lasts. The influx of cultures also makes it an ever changing and growing city.

Chevalier Restaurant
We love French Cuisine and were thrilled to hear about Chevalier which is in Lafayette and has been open for almost two years. As we entered, we were greeted by Executive Chef-Owner Philippe Chevalier who was born in Vendee, France.

Chez Maman West- French & Mexican Cuisine in San Francisco

Chez Maman West
The Dining Scene in Hayes Valley is heating up as Restaurateur Jocelyn Bulow has just opened Chez Maman West. The small cozy bistro’s décor features whimsical French Art Posters, hanging spot lighting, a large mirror, Copper Topped Counter with seating for 8 and table seating.

Chez Papa Resto
We have dined at Chez Papa Resto on Mint Plaza in San Francisco many times over the last few years and have always enjoyed the excellent French cuisine, stylish décor which includes Murano Glass chandeliers and chic black color scheme and the upbeat fun City atmosphere.
Citron
A Truly Elegant Dining Experience
Day Boat Scallop Soup- Garlic chives, lemon and basmati rice A must! The scallops were great! The scallops and the soup were outstanding.
De Schmire Restaurant
De Schmire Restaurant has been pleasing diners in Petaluma for over two decades. We started our dining experience by ordering Michel Servin Brut Champagne from Vallet in France.
The French Poodle-Restaurant Francais in Carmel by the Sea

The French Poodle
We are very fortunate to live in the Bay Area and be able to easily visit Carmel by the Sea as it is only about a two hour drive. The upscale town is great for Shopping and Dining and the views of the Pacific Ocean are fantastic.

Garcon!
We knew that we had to try the French Onion Soup made with Gruyere, a little Cajun spice and croutons. It was divine! The Beet Salad with endive, watercress goat cheese fondue, crispy shallots and sherry vinaigrette was refreshing and one of our favorites.
La Bicyclette
We always enjoy our trips to Carmel to dine, shop and walk on the beach. Our favorite lunch spot has always been Casanova Restaurant which serves country French & Italian Cuisine, has a World Class Wine Cellar including 10 vintages of Opus One and serves the most fantastic Spinach Gnocchi which we crave!

La Provence Cuisine Soleil
For a Main Course you’ll enjoy the Soupe de Poissons Canebiere, which is a homemade soup of clams, shrimp, codfish, scallops, and anglerfish perfumed with saffron, tarragon with “rouille” crouton. It had an excellent broth and inspired us to make a similar dish at home.

Laurus Restaurant
We have always enjoyed going to Blackhawk Plaza in Danville to dine and shop but had not been there in well over a year. We knew there were some new restaurants, so we decided that since it was overcast and 60 degrees in the City a ride to where it was warm would be very welcome.
You can also tell how good a French bistro is by way they prepare Mussels. Here they lived up to our expectations, they were perfectly cooked and the broth of wine, butter and garlic was fabulous. The entrée that we loved was the Filet of Beef Rossini topped with Foie Gras and Truffle Oil.
Le Colonial
We have enjoyed dining at Le Colonial on Cosmo Place many times over the past twelve years. So, we were quite pleased to hear that they started to serve Weekend Brunch. Their A La Carte menu created by Executive Chef Joe Villanueva features contemporary twists on traditional Vietnamese French Cuisine.
Left Bank
There are several quaint towns on the Peninsula that are perfect for shopping and dining. Menlo Park is one such town that has both upscale shops and some excellent restaurants. Left Bank Brasserie is a perfect restaurant for this stylish, yet non pretentious town. They recently brought in Executive Chef Brendy Monsada
Le P’tit Laurent Bistro Francais
Le P’tit Laurent Bistro Francais
Country Style French Cuisine
We love to venture into the different sweet neighborhoods of San Francisco and invariable find restaurants that are gems! We heard from friends that there was a French Bistro in Glen Park that we had to try. When asked about our favorite type of restaurant
Moussy’s
Moussy’s
is a new friendly casual San Francisco French Restaurant that was named after the small village in the Champagne region of France. It is located on Bush near Polk, just downstairs from The Alliance Francaise which has French classes and events. The atmosphere is warm and inviting in this subterranean cool location!
The Entrée was absolutely fabulous. It was a Pepper Crusted filet of Wild King Salmon with giant peppercorns; pinot scented mustard, greens, smoked corn and pinot reduction.
Pastis Restaurant- New York City
We love to dine out in New York City especially late at night in the Summer time. The streets are filled with happy locals and tourists who really enjoy the great weather and by 9:00 PM it is usually just perfect. Located in Manhattan’s Meat Packing District Restaurateur Keith McNally’s Pastis is a hot spot which features hearty Provencal dishes that you can enjoy while dining either indoors or outdoors.
The Plumed Horse
The new Plumed Horse is open once again in the quaint and Historic Village of Downtown Saratoga. Their Contemporary California cuisine is prepared using locally sourced, sustainable, seasonal fresh and luxury ingredients along with French techniques.
 
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