Best French restaurant in New York

Top 7 Best French Restaurants in NYC


When visiting NYC, you will notice France’s influence everywhere, but especially in the food. Looking for a great French restaurant to try while you’re staying in New York City? Look no further, because we got you covered.


Daniel Restaurant

Sometimes you just need to escape to luxury and over-the-top food, and Daniel will give you exactly that. This flagship will take you right back to France, will still feeling modern and 21st century with its white walls, centerpiece bookshelf and crystal vases.


Buvette restaurant

If you’ve heard of Jordy Williams, you’ve heard of Buvette. The dining room is small and Gallic-like, but it adds to the charm of the restaurant. The restaurant thrives in this small and intimate setting, and is filled with little picnic baskets, teapots and silver spoons. Everything in the small dining room has been chosen for it’s aesthetic, even the wine bottles, which only adds to the dining experience.

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Bouley restaurant

The flagship of starchef David Bouley features both French and Asian influences at a reasonable price. In addition to the á la carte menu, the restaurant offers a $55 five course tasting menu for lunch and $175 seven course tasting menu if you want to try their dinner. If you come with a group of 8 or more people, you may only order from the tasting menu. The restaurant does have a dresscode: jackets are required for all gentlemen at both lunch and dinner.



When you first come into the Lafayette restaurant, there is a lot to look at. Everything glows, from the wood oven to the soft lamps and candles. The restaurant is quite large and also has a bar. Executive chef Damon Wise doesn’t have just have one speciality: the starchef can cook lots of different foods. When visiting Lafayette, we recommend you try the French Market section in particular.


Jean Georges

If you want to try top-rated food, Jen Georges is for you. The restaurant offers great main courses and starters, but also has a seperate pastry chef named Johnny Luzzini. And their pastries are definitely worth trying. They include a ‘’late harvest’’; a plum sorbet, poached pear and a seperate palate cleanser of melon soup with “vanilla noodles.” Jean Georges will not only take your breath away with the flavor of the food, but also with the presentation.


Dominique Ansel Bakery

Dominique Ansel used to be the executive pastry chef at Daniel before opening his own bakery. Here you can get caramelized croissants, miniature merengues and other amazing pastries. The bakery also has a cafe, where you can sit down to have a coffee, club sandwich or squash soup. The price is right as well, and reviewers love it. The only downside of Dominique Ansel Bakery are the long lines that seem to be a frequent issue, but that only means that people love the food there.


Le Bernardin restaurant

This beautiful restaurant will offer you an amazing dining experience. Le Bernardin is the city’s original temple of French seafood, and we recommend you try any of their signature seafood dishes there. The French siblings Gilbert and Maguy Le Coze brought their eatery to Gotham in more than 30 years ago, and the restaurant has maintained its reputation in the decades since.

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