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Diners' Choice: French restaurants in Boston

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall French cuisine in Boston? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Mistral - Boston restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5926)
$30 and under
French
Back Bay
About the restaurant
Located in Boston's trendy South End, Mistral is a culinary destination that transports you to the picturesque charm of Provence. Immerse yourself in an inviting atmosphere adorned with hand-picked pottery and elegant arched windows, evoking both warmth and sophistication. Our talented chefs showcase their passion for French cuisine by creating artful dishes with the freshest seasonal ingredients.
Top review
Jcampvip
Dined 2 days ago
Excellent as usual. Extremely consistent and the service is impeccable!
A photo of La Voile restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5284)
$31 to $50
French
Back Bay
About the restaurant
La Voile is an authentic French brasserie, opened in Cannes in 1947. After a few years under a new ownership, it relocated to Boston in 2007.
Top review
AgnesR
Dined 2 days ago
A very fun and relaxed evening for a birthday celebration. The cuisine is authentically French and service was friendly and effective.
A photo of Deuxave restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4920)
$50 and over
French
Back Bay
About the restaurant
Owner Brian Piccini and Chef/Owner Christopher Coombs are proud of their award winning Restaurant & Bar, Deuxave in the Back Bay. The inspiration behind the restaurant’s American Nouveau Cuisine is seasonality, with a focus on working with the finest farms and purveyors, sourcing out the freshest, local ingredients and amplifying their magnificence. The cuisine is strongly rooted in the nouvelle techniques of contemporary French cuisine, married with the splendor of American ingredients in a refined, but casual setting. Deuxave’s (pronounced doo-ave) name plays homage to its location at the corners of Commonwealth Ave and Massachusetts Ave.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
We had ana amazing meal and one of the best waiters ever. I would come back in a heartbeat.
A photo of Ma Maison restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2865)
$30 and under
French
Beacon Hill
About the restaurant
Welcome to Master Chef Jacky Robert classic French bistro. Escape to Paris with authentic French food, daily specials and a boutique wine list. Intimate and elegant ambiance combines with professional and friendly service. Bon Appetit!
Top review
EdwardH
Dined 3 days ago
Wonderful food at not unreasonable prices. Service is good-noise level (at times) a bit high for me.
A photo of Troquet on South restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1695)
$31 to $50
French
Theater District
About the restaurant
Modern fine dining, using classic French techniques. (Reservations are solely for FULL SERVICE LUNCH OR DINNER SERVICE. If you would like to snack, just walk in without a reservation. We do not accept reservations for Offsuit, our nearby speakeasy.)
Top review
TimF
Dined 2 days ago
The food is great...but the star here is the incredible wine list and the incredibly knowledgeable sommelier! Very special wines that I never see on a wine list usually, quite a find.
A photo of Cafe Sauvage restaurant
4.7
4.7 (190)
$30 and under
French
Back Bay
About the restaurant
A trendy Parisian-style café-restaurant, offering modern French cuisine with European and African influences. Located between Massachusetts ave and Beacon street, Sauvage is the coziest new back bay neighborhood destination. For husband and wife team Antoine and Anaïs, Café Sauvage is an extension of their dining room. They’ve brought together their mixed heritage, love of great food, and chic french vibes to create a lively space that is welcoming to all.
Café Sauvage have also a delicious selection of wines and craft cocktails.

Brunch is served every weekend (Friday included). Our brunch is operating on a first come first serve.
We accepting walk-ins at our bar and patio.

We're currently serving a $65 Prix Fixe menu for our "FRENCH DINNER" every last Wednesday of the month.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Definitely coming back! Food was amazing and the overall atmosphere in the space was perfect
A photo of Petit Robert Bistro Columbus Avenue restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2543)
$31 to $50
French
South End
About the restaurant
With a casual atmosphere and a classic menu, Petit Robert Bistro feels like an authentic French bistro. Established in 2005 in the South End of Boston, Petit Robert Bistro has become an institution in the neighborhood! Our patio is one of the most beautiful and comfortable places in Boston. Our Chef Chris Ipus HAS created an authentic and very interesting menu that changes every season.
Bon Appetit!

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
The staff is amazing! Everyone was so welcoming and sweet for my dad’s birthday!
A photo of Bistro du Midi restaurant
4.6
4.6 (4343)
$31 to $50
French
Back Bay
About the restaurant
Bistro du Midi's cuisine features French Cuisine inspired by Coastal New England influences. Our wine list represents the true soul of a bistro wine list. In a classic French bistro, wine is very much a part of every meal. As such, we offer a variety of experiences and wines at a tremendous value in a range of prices. Our elegant yet relaxed environment overlooks Boston's beautiful Public Garden with a spectacular view. A street level Bistro features floor-to-ceiling windows, and in the spring and summer our patio provides some of the most optimal al fresco dining in the city.
Top review
DanR
Dined 5 days ago
Delicious dinner, great service, pleasant surroundings
A photo of Frenchie restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1315)
$30 and under
French
South End
About the restaurant
Frenchie is a sit down, easy-going neighborhood wine bar accompanying people in their everyday lives all day long. It is a space to meet, share and savor life, designed for people to relax while enjoying a French inspired menu.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 1 day ago
Food and service were very good. Presentation on all the dishes was considerate and showcased fresh ingredients. Drinks and service were pleasant. Chicken dish could have used a bit more flavor/salt in the chicken and aligot. To me, the aligot was more similar to mashed potatoes. Would think there needs to be much more cheese for it to be aligot but that’s just my take.
A photo of Colette restaurant
4.4
4.4 (1143)
$31 to $50
French
Cambridge
About the restaurant
Front and back garden patio available on a first come first serve basis, we will do our best to accommodate requests but we cannot guaratee front or back patio seating.

Colette blends the best of French culture to bring a dynamic dining experience to Porter Square. We strive to leave a lasting impression with our dramatic surroundings, smart wine list, warm and hospitable service, hand-crafted cocktails, and of course, a French inspired menu. Brunch, dinner, or cocktails - welcome to your new home!

We offer a range of small plates, hot and cold, which remix French classics - Mussels, Steak Frites, Salads, along with Cheese and Charcuterie boards and French desserts: Mousse au Chocolat, Crème Brûlée... Everything is made in house with love, we start from scratch everyday.

The star of our drink menu is definitely the wine, But we also serve beers, ciders and cocktails crafted by our mixologists.

We are located in the Porter Square Hotel in Cambridge.

Top review
LeSevip
Dined 4 days ago
Spectacular Evening! - enjoying a Tuesday evening Wine Series event! Theme this particular evening: California Wines compared to French/European. Excellent, interesting, knowledgeable, fun presentation and lots of wonderful wines to taste and compare. Paired dishes were delicious, and presented well w/each of the wines. Salad Cesar, Escargots, Duck Confit & Mushroom Vol au Vent Steak Frites and a sweet dessert! Lovely set up for the Wine Session - outdoor patio area as well as inside decor, have great ambiance! A visit to Colette, all around highly recommend! Place is a Delight!
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