Le French

4.2
112 reviews
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Le French is a gourmet, casual-chic French bakery
and bistro located in Denver’s bourgeoning Belleview Station. Le French specializes in high-end pastries and elevated modern Parisian cuisine with global influences, a nod to the sisters’ heritage. Rougui – an award-winning and internationally-recognized chef – helms the restaurant’s kitchen as executive chef. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner every Tuesday through Sunday, Le French also offers an afternoon “Delightful Hour,” featuring carted tea service and small plates; a nightly dessert bar experience with after-dinner wines and classic French cocktails; and weekend brunch. The welcoming space features indoor and patio dining; a grab-and-go case with freshly made salads, sandwiches and pastries; and a carry-out counter. Le French is located at 4901 S. Newport St. in the Denver
Tech Center. For more information, visit lefrenchdenver.com.
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Denver
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Positive points: The Bastille Day brunch was very tasty and a great value. And I thought the portion sizes were perfect. The service was excellent—very friendly waiter.
Negative points: For the dessert course, there was barely any chocolate or fruit on the chocolate/fruit crepe, and it wasn’t spread around well. The noise pollution is terrible—maybe something could be done to improve the acoustics in there, cause it’s very hard to hear each other.

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JC
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Table of 10, but was not busy at all. Service was very slow. All of the Food was overcooked and cold. I told the waiter it was cold and I was offered a free desert! $600 worth of bad food. We will not be going back.

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was good but not great.
Serving American cheese in a French restaurant is surprising (not in a good way).
Main course was fine.
Desserts were not so good: tarte tatin not warm enough, baba au rhum not really a baba au rhum (Dry cake that does not taste or look like a baba). I guess they did not expect a French guy who can tell the difference to come in...

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D
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yum! The duck and scallops were delicious! Great cocktails to start along with a delicious charcuterie board. We picked up individual quiches for breakfast the next morning that were delicious!

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HN
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

What a delight to have a new French restaurant nearby! The food is good, the wine list has some usual selections, wait staff is pleasant and engaging. Love the little bakery items as well. Great replacement for the Palate in Landmark for an upscale and chic place to have lunch, wine and small plates after work, as well as great dinners. Try it, you might like it, but save a table for me!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Our server was stellar! He was so sweet and charismatic. I would go back because of him. The drinks were delicious but all the food tasted microwaved. It did not taste like at all like flavorful French cuisine.

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H
Denver
101 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice neiborhood restsurant. Lunch menu was nice. Dessert was fair. Hope to return soon

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LH
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great experience! I’ve now been there for brunch and dinner and was very impressed both times

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k
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The French Onion soup was outstanding. The salads we ordered were just ordinary. I ordered the greens with chicken and my friend ordered the beet salad. I should have ordered a sandwich instead.

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H
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great meal with great service made for a perfect night out with another couple. Our waitress, Val, is as good a waitress as we've ever had.

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KE
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service nice space

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SB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and very good French food. I will definitely go again soon.

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LL
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Really wanted to give this place a good review as it was recommended by someone who had dined there previously. This was a breakfast meal, not dinner, but was marginal and expensive. They did not have my reservation, and seemed to still be "moving in". No hostess at the door to greet diners, boxes strewn in the entry as if stocking was abandoned midway.
Had great hopes for the sister owners and may still give it another chance, but simply cannot give a good recommendation at this time. Wait staff was fine.

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JK
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

This was our second visit to Le French. Once for lunch and second visit for dinner. Lunch was very good although service was lacking a bit. It was busy that day. For dinner this last visit, the food was mediocre but the service was good. We thought the price to value was disproportionate for dinner.

If the restaurant could get both right (food and service), that would be great.

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JG
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed lovely touches that showed attention to detail. The wineglasses with the notable logo, the feel of the tableware in our hands, the very good craft cocktail, the attendant service. We had hoped for some unique Senegalese dishes. We had read the press releases that emphasized the Senegal background of the two chef sisters. Friends had recently returned from Senegal so we planned a special dinner out. We did acknowledge and appreciate the Parisian influence, but were not prepared for mostly French food. The food was good, but not remarkable for the size of servings and the price.

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JU
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Went on father's day. The Manager was walking in from the patio at the same time we did and instead of helping us told us to wait for the hostess. When she got there she asked us to wait so she could go seat someone else. She did not get our name until she got back. There was no place for my 92 year old father to sit while we were waiting for her. They need 2 host /hostess and a manager who is willing to step in when needed. We ordered and I ordered a croissant to start with. After awhile I thought the server might have misunderstood me and said something when I saw him. He said it comes from the front / cashier area and they were busy helping walk in to go orders. Did not make me feel valued. Then he comes back and says they are now out of the almond croissant, which they had when we arrived. He then got us a plain croissant, though charged us for the almond croissant. Service got worse from there as did his attitude. They need more help, need bus people and food runners, need more help at the quiche / coffee/ croissant station. They need more help at the bar, every where. The food was good, but not amazing. When I took my dad to the men's room I noticed they now had almond croissants and ordered one to go from the owner - I wish they would have comped it considering they ran out originally after I had to wait.... There is potential so I hope they figure out their kinks quickly because I would like them to succeed.

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OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the ambiance/vibe... but the food was not good. The Les Pastels were overcooked and dry. The Seabass had little to no flavor. The drinks were good.... but we had to contend with an overserved "regular" that kept inserting himself into everyone's conversations

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Service was very good, but the food was marginal and the noise level over the top. A shame since it is close to our home.

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P
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the sea bass and scallops. Both done to perfection. Val was an excellent server. We will return.

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J
Denver
54 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We came here a few months ago and thought it was good enough to come again. The service was poor. We ordered bottled water which never came, the bread came with the main course not the appetizer since our waiter forgot it. One of the desserts was not what we ordered. The food was good but the menu has not changed a bit since we were last here. I expected an interesting addition since they’ve been open a while.

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TA
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Food was good. We had great service. But it is very very very noisy.

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h
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed lunch with a friend. Nice selections on the menu and very attentive service. Will certainly go back

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b
Denver
37 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful new restaurant at Belleview Station. Nice greeting when we arrived, and great service from our waiter! The French cuisine is delicious, and there are nice options to choose from.

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D
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Brunch on weekend: Food was nice. I prefer my egg benedict warm rather than cold.
Dinner on Thursday evening: Dishes are over priced: lamb (a rather small portion)paid 30$ was served with no vegetable nor salad and had a big piece of fat on it. The bread served with butter was by no means "French" and not even good American! Comparable local restaurant are a better deal.

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AD
Denver
52 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Courtney did an excellent job serving us foods w@s exceptionally good.

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AS
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and so was the service. I’d highly recommend it

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VN
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don't think I even had French food before and eating here definitely made us realized that French cuisine isn't just all about butter!

The seabass and quail my wife ordered were very healthy and tasty. The seabass was seared to perfection with crispy bacon-like skin and very fresh meat.

The quail was tender and very, very flavorful. The source went great with it as it added a little zest and spice.

The servers were very polite and helpful!

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TT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

I wanted to love this place. The quiche and fruit are good. However, the Croque Madam was dry; minimal béchamel and the toast was barely toasted. Tried again yesterday and the chicken Cesar was forgetful, the garlic toast so tough you couldn’t eat it. And the fries we ordered were literally raw. I work nearby so it would have been a great option. But I don’t think I’ll be back.

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AD
Denver
53 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good with a very good selection to choose fro. Service was excellent.

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K
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

J’adore Le French!!! This is my new favorite restaurant. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was at once chic and comfortable and the service was outstanding! Great find for a Francophile like me!

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RL
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I really wanted to like LeFrench but they need to upgrade some items to deserve a higher rating. The waiter was very good, recommended the appetizer Pasteles. Not what I expected at all. Very heavy, not like a puff pastry. And 3 pieces for 2 people, come on. He said it was perfect for two people to share, in which case there should have been 4 pieces. Similar issue with the delicious bread. 3 small pieces for two people?
My friend loved her Beef Bourguignon, including the turnip raviolis even though she thought she hated turnips. My sea bass was just adequate. Skin tough, not crisp, flavor boring and the jerusalem artichoke presentation was also blah.
The floating island type dessert was tasty, but the meringue should should have been cooked a longer and the custard should have been a touch thicker.
I went back for lunch to Le French the next day and the beet, spinach, arugula, lentil salad was fresh and pleasant, but nothing special.
Hopefully they will work out these types of kinks and improve.

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m
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Service was friendly, but the point of going out to eat is to have good food. Sorry to say the food was mediocre at best. For a French trained chef, I was surprise that there was no salad either as an entree nor after dinner. I think that the bread was from Safeway, but it in no way resembled a baguette. I had the bass which was nicely done, but the turmeric artichoke sauce was bitter and ruined the bass taste. My husband had the duck which was tender, but there was no sauce on it at all. The turnip apple tartin was cold and tasteless and certainly did not complement the duck at all. There was no basil nor peas either. Having lived in France, and having a French mother, I could not believe that the chef was from France. In all honesty , i was hoping for a good French restaurant in the Denver area, but sadly " Le French" is not it.

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G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service is outstanding. Val is fantastic.

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PT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely French restaurant in the Tech Center.
I enjoyed it very much but my only suggestion would be to have salt and pepper on the table or encourage the waiter to be a little more attentive!
I came back later for the afternoon delights and that was perfect. The chef even agreed to make us an item that was not on the menu that day (Île Flottant). Absolutely wonderful!

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CB
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The real deal!! This experience began with a lovely hostess who seemed genuinely happy to see us...a server, Caesar, who was so so enthusiastic about the dishes and then the meal itself. Divine. It's French food at it's finest from preparation to presentation. How lovely that it's in Denver. I'd love some frogs' legs on the menu, but what is there is sublime.

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l
Denver
63 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

My first time to Le French. I was expecting more from the chefs. Caesar salad is week except they use delicious marinated anchovies. Entrees were safe. A couple of slow cooked items. Was hoping the sisters would make some of the items with a touch of their home in Africa.
The pastries in the display case looked delicious. Would like to try them.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Two thumbs up

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OT
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dishes were delicious and executed very well. Service was great!

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CO
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. We’ll be back!

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HH
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The noise took away from the overall experience. The food was pricey.

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