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Diners' Choice: French restaurants in Manhattan

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall French cuisine in Manhattan? 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 Le Parisien restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2161)
$30 and under
French
Murray Hill
About the restaurant
Le Parisien is the go-to neighborhood bistrot for Murray Hill, offering classic French food like steak frites, escargots and moules marinieres, paired with a well-edited list of french wines.
Chef Johnathan Masse brings his expert knowledge of comfort food, having most recently served as sous chef at the Waverly Inn, and also for Chef Jonathan Waxman of Barbuto. Along with owner Christian Merand, formerly of Jean-Claude in Soho, they have created a restaurant that focuses on serving consistently great traditional food with a lively and unmistakeably French atmosphere.

Also open daily for lunch and brunch on weekends.

Top review
FlatlandernVT
Dined 2 days ago
This is a fabulous little authentic French restaurant. Only about 12 tables inside and 6-7 entree’s but they are all wonderful. Great atmosphere and service too.
A photo of Supperclub @ Le Petit Parisien restaurant
4.8
4.8 (89)
$31 to $50
French
Upper East Side
About the restaurant
The Supper Club By Le Petit Parisien is a collaboration between Le Petit Parisien and Chef Josh Newman, offering unique seasonal menus.

At Supper Club, we believe in offering something truly unique and exciting to our guests. Breaking away from the conventional approach, we have crafted a carefully curated menu that showcases two or three exquisite entrees and sides.

What sets us apart is that our menu evolves every few days, reflecting the bounties of each season and emphasizing the use of fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Top review
Ashyummyvip
Dined 2 days ago
I had yet another delicious dinner-red endive salad, cod and french fries. Enjoyed it immensely and the service was very good.
A photo of Majorelle restaurant
4.9
4.9 (964)
$50 and over
French
Upper East Side
About the restaurant
Intimate bar and beautiful lounge lead to unique restaurant with an open garden.

The subtly lit French oak paneled bar greets you with booth banquettes and
tables amenable to serve Jacques’ Bar Menu, all day.

The Club Room: its coffered ceilings and fireplace creates familiarity in the comfort of a warm elegant home.

Both the lounge and the bar menus offer spontaneously prepared French delicacies, savory and sweet with distinct Mediterranean and Moroccan influence.

“Majorelle” restaurant: its vaulted ceiling, marble columns, and trellised garden with up-lighted fountains set the stage for fine French Cuisine and Service in an atmosphere of harmony and luxury for all the senses.


Top review
Mpspvip
Dined 1 day ago
Very lovely evening with impeccable service, beautiful surroundings and excellent food- can’t ask for more!
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4.7
4.7 (1711)
$31 to $50
French
Midtown East
About the restaurant
The outdoor terrace is not protected from the rain and is only open when weather permits. Thus it may not be reserved and seating is on a first come first serve basis.

On Mother's Day, we will be open for brunch from 12 to 3 pm, serving only a special prix fixe menu for $55 per person including one beverage, an appetizer and an entree.
Visit our website at bistrovendomenyc.com to view our special menu.
We will be also open for dinner serving our regular menu from 5 to 9:30 pm.



Top review
Donnavip
Dined 2 days ago
What a delicious meal the 4 of us had at Bistro Vendome. The restaurant is so charming. Patio dining forgetting you are in the middle of Manhattan. The owner was delightful. Liked it so much, going back Saturday night. Merci
A photo of La Bergamote restaurant
4.8
4.8 (239)
$30 and under
French
Chelsea
About the restaurant
In May 1998, Stephane Willemin Executive pastry chef and Romain Lamaze Managing director joined talent to bring to NYC La Bergamote Patisserie Française located in Chelsea. The success of La Bergamote is it's consistent product quality and fresh ingredients.
Top review
Live2Eat
Dined 1 day ago
Don't understand why I waited so long to try this neighborhood gem. Food and ambience top notch.
A photo of Le Moulin Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (62)
$30 and under
French
Upper East Side
About the restaurant
Welcome to Le Moulin Restaurant, the Upper East Side Café-Bistro for a slice of Paris at breakfast, lunch, dinner or the spectacular go-to brunch in Yorkville.

Perfect for a quick bite or a fine meal, our French menu offers a variety of simple classics, bistro meals snacks and fine pastries, along with a carefully curated selection of French wines and beverages.

Enjoy a Parisian flavored morning, afternoon or evening at Le Moulin à Café among walls lined with favorite cookies, chocolates and treats treasured by the neighborhood’s French community.

Come enjoy the authentic French flavor of Le Moulin a Café. Come enjoy a slice of Paris in Manhattan.

You can also call us for lunch and dinner reservations. We only offer dinner reservations on Opentable. First come first serve for Brunch on weekends.

Top review
Manuka
Dined on May 14, 2024
Excellent staff and delicious food! Definitely have the salmon - remarkable and the roasted veggies were perfect.
A photo of The Odeon restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3484)
$31 to $50
French
TriBeCa
About the restaurant
The Odeon offers reservations for indoor and outdoor dining for parties up to 6 guests. Walk-Ins are welcome. The Outdoor Cafe is complete with rain-proof awnings, umbrellas, and heaters.

Due to demand, we are unable to hold your reservation past the time it has been booked. If you cannot be present at the time of your reservation, we will offer the table to waiting guests. If you are running late or wish to cancel, please call us at 212-233-0507. The Odeon takes the last “Open Table” Reservation at 10 pm on Sunday and Monday and 10:30 pm Wednesday through Saturday. Should you like to visit the restaurant after that time, please call 212-233-0507 to check availability. We allow 1 hour 45 minutes dining time for parties up to 2 guests and 2 hours for parties of 3-6. guests.

Top review
TribecaFriendvip
Dined 3 days ago
Always wonderful, delicious, welcoming, and consistent
A photo of La Ripaille restaurant
4.8
4.8 (965)
$30 and under
French
Greenwich Village
About the restaurant
Winner Best Restaurant in March 2018!

Opened in 1980, La Ripaille is one of the oldest restaurants in West Village. Some of the regulars have been coming for as long as 25 years. We want everyone to feel welcome here, whether it’s the celebrities who frequent, the children for whom we provide games & crayons, or the people who live in the Village.

The owner, Alain Laurent, is integral in the day-to-day processes of La Ripaille. He daily scours the market for the freshest produce, often choosing the day’s specials based on his finds. This keeps the specials seasonal & unique. He decorates the ever changing wine list with the best wines available. The restaurant itself is beautiful, with a terrace for the summer & a fireplace in the back for the winter. The candlelit tables light up French posters and paintings & fresh flowers decorate each table. For a taste of history and delicious French cuisine, visit La Ripaille. We have a seat just for you.

Top review
JoanS
Dined 7 days ago
Excellent authentically French food in a warm intimate space. Service was excellent. Owner is a character and WONDERFUL! Only comment would be to stick to wine — cocktails weren’t on par with the rest of the meal.
A photo of Cafe Cluny restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2094)
$31 to $50
French
West Village
About the restaurant
CAFE CLUNY SEATS FOR BRUNCH SERVICE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS ON THE WEEKENDS BETWEEN 10AM AND 4PM.
Please feel free to call the restaurant with any additional questions, we look forward to you joining us!
212.255.6900

Open since 2006, Cafe Cluny is a neighborhood spot offering French - American dishes with a polished flare. Our Executive Chef Andy Xu takes pride in his thoughtful selections here, as well as at our sister restaurants The Odeon and Café Luxembourg.

Whether you need that charming place for a date, are in search of the perfect brunch, or just want the best steak frites in town - you will be glad you came to the West Village's famous Cafe Cluny.

We hold tables for a maximum of 10 min after the reservation time.  To ensure your table is ready upon arrival please inform us if you are running late. You may call the restaurant directly at (212) 255-6900

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Service,food and ambience were top notch.
A photo of Match 65 Brasserie (formerly Paris Match) restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1945)
$31 to $50
French
Upper East Side
About the restaurant
Match 65 has outdoor tables seating along 65th street as well as our terrace. Our Indoor seating is also available for a cozy dining experience.

Our menu features many French bistro classics using the highest quality ingredients.

A thoughtful selection of wine and champagne, both by the glass and bottle, along with house made cocktails and a wide selection of beer combined with our friendly and attentive service has made Match 65 Brasserie a neighborhood stand out and a favorite tourist destination.

Top review
BDonovanvip
Dined 2 days ago
This is a must if in the area! Make a reservation today!
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