French Restaurants in Dobbs Ferry

Four-Course French Dinner for Two or Four at La Panetière (50% Off). Four Options Available.

La Panetière

Rye

Weekly rotating menu of contemporary French cuisine at AAA Four Diamond Award–winning restaurant lauded in New York Times

$165 $82

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Two or Four Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of French-Southern Fusion Cuisine at Le Bon Choix (50% Off)

Le Bon Choix

Ridgewood

Café uses locally produced chicken, dairy, and produce in cuisine that fuses the flavors of France and the American South

$10 $5

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25% Off Your Entire Bill at Le Jardin Du Roi. Reservation Through Groupon Required.

Le Jardin Du Roi

Chappaqua

The Clintons, Vanessa Williams, and Rob Thomas are among those who frequent this bistro for its classic French fare

$10

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French Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Mon Petit Cafe (31% Off)

Mon Petit Cafe

Upper East Side

Since 1984, the cafe has been cooking authentically French entrees such as coq au vin, steak au poivre and sole almandine

$100 $69

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Two, Three, or Five Groupons, Each Good for One Crêpe Meal at Crêpes Célestes (Up to 40% Off)

Crêpes Célestes

Palisades Center Mall - West Nyack

Sweet and savory crêpes stuffed with fillings such as chipotle-spiced veggies, fiesta chicken, Nutella, or white chocolate and strawberries

$13.25 $8

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Three or Five Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Eastern European Food at Love Cafe And Bar (50% Off)

Love Cafe And Bar

New York

Eatery’s morning menu includes savory and sweet crepes, come afternoon, Eastern European staples, such as borscht and pierogi, are served

$10 $5

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Crepes at Spicebox Crepe (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Spicebox Crepe

Chinatown

Dessert crepes envelope ingredients such as berries, peaches, powdered sugar, Nutella, and ice cream

$20 $12

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30% Off Your Entire Bill at Ponty Bistro. Reservation Through Groupon Required.

Ponty Bistro

Union Square

Pair of cousins studied under world-renowned chefs before opening their eatery, which blends Senegalese cuisine with European techniques

$10

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French Dinner and Wine for Two or Four at Cantine Parisienne (Up to 59% Off)

Cantine Parisienne

New York

Diners feast on delicious French fare such as steak frites and duck legs confit in a light-filled bistro

$70 $29

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$10 for Two Desserts and Two Small Drinks at Kulu Desserts (Up to $21 Value)

Kulu Desserts-Flushing

Flushing

Asian fusion desserts paired with hot or cold drinks such as mocha earl grey tea, milkshakes, and bubble tea

$21 $10

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Tasting Menu or Dinner at Zagat-Rated La Crémaillère Restaurant (Up to 55% Off). Five Options Available.

La Crémaillère Restaurant

Bedford/Banksville

Enjoy the autumn tasting menu of French Country cuisine with traditional European influences, including vegetarian options

$170 $85

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Breakfast or Lunch for Two at La Bouche Cafe (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

La Bouche Cafe

Hoboken

Feminine decor and European vibe characterizes airy cafe that serves sweet and savory crepes, coffee and tea, and sandwiches

$37 $19

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$19 for $30 Worth of European Fusion Fare at Crepes on Columbus

Crepes on Columbus

Crepes on Columbus

French & Spanish cuisine inspires sweet & savory crêpes, sandwiches & all-day breakfast

$30 $19

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Georgian Dinner for Two or Four, with Appetizers, Entrees, and Wine or Champagne at Pepela (Up to 51% Off)

Pepela

Kips Bay

Dine on Georgian cuisine with vegan friendly options; entrees include veal in a Georgian plum sauce and chicken in a garlic cream sauce

$99 $49

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Drinks and Appetizers or Chef Seth Levine's Dinner Experience at Hotel Chantelle (Up to 50% Off)

Hotel Chantelle

Lower East Side

“Hell’s Kitchen” alum Chef Seth Levine devises a menu of French-Mediterranean cuisine; dinner includes starters, entrees, and drinks

$58 $29

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Three-Course Dinner and a Live Show for Two or Four at Duane Park (Up to 53% Off)

Duane Park

New York

Sultry singers and tantalizing burlesque performers take the stage inside an elegant dining room that serves southern-inspired American fare

$174 $89

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Barbara Bratone once served as the executive director of La Napoule Art Foundation in France’s Côte d’Azur. Arthur Bratone served as the managing partner of a private company in the Middle East. Their shared international experience—and palates for international fare—come to life at Bistro Rollin. The two have rigid standards for selecting their ingredients: they get as much local and organic produce, sustainably farmed seafood, and antibiotic- and hormone-free meat as possible. This makes for a rich selection that spans brunch, lunch, and dinner. Creamy endive and roasted apples and prunes lend the tender Long Island duck breast extra flavor. Chef Manny Lozano and his staff also pan roast skate with acorn squash and roast racks of pork. It’s no surprise that the spirit selection is locally harvested, too: whiskey from Gardiner, New York, bourbon from Brooklyn, and gin from Great Barrington, Massachusetts, pour into artisanal cocktails. Cozy, intricate decor rounds out the experience at Bistro Rollin. Beneath original tin ceilings—the space was constructed in 1910—guests slide into dark wood chairs that match paneling hand made by a local cabinetmaker. The granite bar is also custom, its wood base built to fit into the space as snugly as the pieces of a puzzle that depict a bug in a rug.

142 Fifth Ave
Pelham,
NY
US

Voted Best Authentic Crepes in 2009 by Westchester Magazine, Rue des Crepes conjures a Parisian ambiance with a colorful street-side mural, cobblestone floors, and authentic French fare that "transports you to the quais of the Seine." According to metromix.com's mustachioed detectives, "all the classic fillings are there," including lemon, plantain, ham, and chorizo. Chefs prepare savory crêpes with a buckwheat-flour batter and, upon request, serve dessert crêpes à la mode. Rounding out the menu, pots of cheese fondue arrive with bite-size dunkers such as focaccia, shrimp, and buttons from Napoleon's doublet.

261 Halstead Avenue
Harrison,
NY
US

It's not often that The New York Times is charmed by something being untrendy, but the publication said a few years back that Brasserie Swiss's lack of chicness "is the key to its appeal." The timeworn decor leaves glittering fixtures and pomp to new culinary kids on the block, and instead complements the restaurant's menu—a roster of traditional dishes such as fondue and snails bourguignon. Many of the meats come from a Colorado butcher, because the Geneva Conventions state that Swiss food can only be sourced from mountainous regions. These meats include the veal cutlets used for the sauteed wiener schnitzel, and the lamb chops that are paired with roesti, a crispy potato side. In true European fashion, the desserts are hardly overlooked: diners should save room for decadent creations such as chocolate mousse or coupe cherry Swiss steeped in wine.

As Rolf Baumgartner, co-owner of Brasserie Swiss for nearly 35 years, prepares the European-inspired meals, his wife Verena minds the dining room. "She's an enthusiastic interpreter of Swiss culture," the Times said adoringly. "Ask her about the large Alpine horns on the walls or about Swiss culinary preferences, and she will have stories to tell."

118 Croton Ave
Ossining,
NY
US

La Panetière's elegant cuisine works its way into not only the stomachs but the hearts of those who dine within the restaurant's cozy French-countryside embrace. Tucked inside a 200-year-old building, the "hushed dining room," as it was described by the New York Times, is home to "artistically arranged dishes" straight from the brain of owner Jacques Loupiac. The AAA Four Diamond Award–winning restaurant changes its menus frequently, but consistently remixes French culinary staples with seafood, beef, and vegetables grown in the United States.

Complemented by pours from vintages drawn out of its historic cellar, seasonal dishes may highlight sautéed Maine lobster with minty zucchini and white gazpacho or sophisticated accents of foie gras and escargots. It's La Panetière's unwavering devotion to refinement that makes it a destination for romance and celebration, as well as a proud recipient of the Best French Restaurant award, as voted by the people who read and make origami dragons out of Westchester Magazine. The eatery also boasts high Zagat ratings—food, decor, and service are all in the “extraordinary to perfection" category.

530 Milton Rd
Rye,
NY
US

When legendary chef Thomas Keller started telling patrons of his California dining mecca The French Laundry about plans for his new Manhattan restaurant, he said it wouldn't be the French Laundry “per se." Though vague, the summation was accurate—those who have visited the predecessor will recognize Per Se’s blue door and garden, as well as a pair of nine-course daily tasting menus inspired by seasonal ingredients or whatever the silverware is craving that day. Oysters and Pearls, pearl tapioca with oysters and white-sturgeon caviar, is lifted right from the Laundry menu, while the rotating dishes take inspiration from the surrounding region, such as a gateau of Hudson Valley Moulard duck foie gras. The restaurant, ranked as the sixth best in the world by Restaurant Magazine in 2012, has an urban edge over its Californian counterpart: Columbus Circle sits right outside the fourth-floor windows, which also allow for views of the Manhattan skyline and Central Park’s leafy canopies. Thomas’s taste for the culinary industry started early—as a youth, he worked in a restaurant managed by his mother in Palm Beach. His career quickly gained steam, as he studied at various Michelin-rated kitchens in France. He then returned to the United States, eventually taking over the reins at the French Laundry. Over the years he has nabbed consecutive Best Chef awards from the James Beard Foundation, was named America’s Best Chef by Time in 2001, and won Chef of the Year from the Culinary Institute of America. Now serving on the CIA’s Board of Trustees, he helps guide the school’s development while pioneering new ways to wear toques. In 2012, he was awarded the S. Pellegrino Lifetime Achievement Award.

10 Columbus Circle
New York,
NY
US

Picholine

It’s probably fair to say that Picholine chef and owner Terrance Brennan is obsessed with cheese. After all, inside Brennan’s 2,500-bottle wine cellar is a room he has affectionately christened the Cheese Cave. Here, controlled temperatures and humidity maintain the integrity of a variety of international cheeses, which a maître d’fromage presents on a marble-topped cart that Crain’s Gael Greene calls the “Tiffany of cheese carts.” In the European tradition, these cheeses are always presented at the end of the main course. They are an appropriate finale to a meal that celebrates French and Mediterranean culinary traditions in dishes such as sea-urchin panna cotta with caviar. Like a weatherman’s opinion on just about everything, the menus change every season, giving Brennan more freedom to use local and organic ingredients whenever he can.

35 West 64th Street
New York,
NY
US