The French

4.5
898 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary French
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Vincenzo Betulia, the award-winning and nationally recognized Chef-Partner of Naples' acclaimed restaurants Osteria Tulia and Bar Tulia, opened “The French,” Naples' first quintessential French brasserie in January 2017. Trained in traditional French cuisine and having gained a transformative affinity and appreciation for French cuisine while working with renowned Chef Paul Bartolotta at the James Beard Award-winning restaurant, Lake Park Bistro in Wisconsin, Chef Vincenzo has long sought the opportunity to display his French cooking techniques at what he now describes to be the “perfect” location. Paying homage to authentic Parisian brasseries at the turn of the 19th Century, The French transports guests to a sophisticated yet bustling atmosphere and features a brasserie rustique menu inspired by classic country and coastal French dishes.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Sunday Brunch from 10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:00 p.m-10:00pm
Dinner: Friday and Saturday 5:00-10:30pm
Everyday: 2:30pm - 5pm Bar Bites
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Phone number
(239) 315-4019
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Executive chef
Frank Pullara
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
4th St South
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Please note, all reservations are guaranteed indoors. Patio requests will be addressed at the time of arrival. For the comfort of all of our guests, we ask that our furry friends remain at home.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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M
Naples
9 reviews
Reviewed on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at The French. It was a fabulous and memorable experience! Everything was perfect -- nice ambiance, attentive and knowledgeable waiter, great drinks, creative menu -- delicious food from starters to dessert! We can't say enough in praise of a restaurant that values its patrons and delivers such a fantastic experience.

A
Miami
2 reviews
Reviewed on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Delight in every way. La Vie En Rose my new favorite cocktail. Food delicious. Some Servers particularly helpful and make the experience fun. Atmosphere the BEST.

JP
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was slow but it was worth it!

CR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not wait to try and we were not disappointed. Starting with appetizers that were delicious and entrees that were perfect.

We will certainly be going back again.
Thank you!

P
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

This is our third visit to the French this spring, and each time the food has been more disappointing. While the seating outside is the best on 5th Ave., the cuisine has begun to suffer
for whatever reason. Each of the dishes we had were poorly plated, and their "Sunday special" of boulllabasee came in a dish that was the size of a cereal bowl, and was probably the poorest
example of this dish that I have ever had. It really should not have been served. We have always enjoyed the outdoor seating, but not again.

c
Naples
30 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

excellent waiter, good food
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RH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife and I dined with another couple that we hadn't seen in a while. The atmosphere
was very pleasant and we had time for conversation over drinks before ordering. All the meals were very good and the service was prompt, but respectful of our time.

H
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I was quite disappointed with the food. Everything was overly drenched in oil and butter. I ordered the salmon for lunch with couscous the salmon was raw in the middle and the couscous was gummy.I sent it back, they recooked the fish to medium , which wad fine and substituted the couscous with green beans which was drenched in butter and oil. Will not be going back.

DS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our third time at this restaurant. Really love the outdoor space. Food is traditional French. Great ambiance. Reasonably quiet on the outdoor patio.

RS
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All in all, very good food, service and atmosphere!

D
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food. Our second time here. Great waiter. The food is beautifully presented and the portions are not huge but appropriate.

f
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food quality and prep is wonderful. Elegantly prepared, well done!

B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is an inviting Bistro space and the service was attentive but the food was disappointing. My friend and I both ordered the chicken paillard. It was dry and a bit tough.

SP
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was awesome food fabulous enjoy the atmosphere. We will go back

C
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent. The food was ok. I have had better French food with more flavor elsewhere. It was edible just nothing too exciting. We went with the recommendations of the waiter. Maybe ordered the wrong things. The one item that was good was the pasta...

B
Naples
30 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had several items that apparently are leaving the menu. Please bring them back when seasonally appropriate! Duck with cherries - best duck I’ve ever had. Squash blossoms with cheese...so great. Pear blue cheese salad and duck/lamb cassoulet we’re both wonderful. The food here is always great and the rosé selection is very good.

MB
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All great, especially good service

j
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic and friendly service...food off the wall great

OT
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal at The French, looks just like a bistro in France, very authentic décor. Food is delicious, typical brasserie menu with things like Duck Leg and Steak Frites, Charcuterie platter etc. Wonderful Baba au Rhum for dessert.

p
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s not cheap but it is always fantastic fare.

KB
Naples
29 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful goodbye lunch with my dear friend! Victoria was terrific and food equally so! Thanks Jason!! You have taken the restaurant to the next level with your watchful eyes and dedication like an owner! The lunch special menu consolidates the perfect offerings for a reasonable price! See you when I get back👈🙋‍♀️Kris

l
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!! A wonderful addition to 5th ave in naples. The service, food and atmosphere was perfect. i could have stayed all night and just watch the peolpe go by as we were seated outside. My husband and I shared the zucchini blossoms which were delish. I got the trout and my husband got the chicken. both were amazing. Too full for dessert after two great cocktails and two great meals. highly reccomend!!!

F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sat out on patio and enjoyed attentive service and spot on food.

OT
Naples
21 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice People but they hover over you between courses, food was good but nothing special. Dont like the front doors open to the crowds outside. Very friendly Ms Jane and Mont is a very open friendly but said all that the restaurant stand out.

JP
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Beet salad the best! Halibut amazing! Sunday grouper fabulous!

RW
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambiance!

Wonderful evening. I had the Burrata and Melon appetizer and my wife the Betteraves (beet salad with apples and feta) and both were outstanding. The poulet roti was amazing flavorful and the steak frites was perfect with the accompanying bernaise sauce with perfectly cooked and a generous portions of fries.

BE
Naples
45 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was basically very good--three of six people really enjoyed their meal--the other three were disappointed--their meals were bland

j
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great spot for lunch or dinner. Wonderful atmosphere.

m
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I dine here often - love it - 5 stars
BUT: the liquer supply is limited as the only order 1 bottle of the good stuff like Basil Hayden, Reyko vodka, and they don't even carry Grey Goose vodka. It appears that one liquor distributor controls their purchases, much to the customers disadvantage.
OTHERWISE THE FRENCH IS AT THE TOP OF MY FAVORITES - TRY IT

R
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meals, waiter, and service were excellent. We have had this waiter before and he always explains everything about the menu and specials. The waiter was patient and unobtrusive during our birthday celebration for a close friend. The food has always been excellent, but a good waiter can complete the experience.

n
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best asset to Naples Restaurants
Food is outstanding service great and love the charm of the place

CB
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant, great food nada delightful server.

J
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is AMAZING and so are the cocktails!!! Wonderful atmosphere and such a pretty place. Feels like Paris (although I’ve never been there :) Oh la la!

C
Miami
76 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food.
Duck done to perfection.
Dessert superb.
Sitting outside on 5th Ave was wonderful

F
New England
137 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The French was really hood. The onion soup was excellent.the wine choice was good and the cocktails perfect. I liked everything BUT the steak frits could benefit from a better cut. The steak had to much gressel-should be better from this caliber of restaurant

GB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Naples!
Amazing food and service. Friendly and professional staff.
Open kitchen and fun, creative, authentic atmosphere.
A must go to restaurant whether you are a local or visitor!

C
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. One of the best meals I have had in Naples.

V
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Absolutely fantastic rustic French food. The flavors were spot on. It felt like you were dining in a French farmhouse. I will happily return.

j
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall great dining experience and the food excellent (especially the roti chicken entree which was better than our favorite bistro in Paris) and the restaurant manager Katie is wonderful!

G
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sublime French food, top notch service, Parisian atmosphere

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