French Restaurants in Gilroy


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Some years ago, Muriel Loubiere was building an enviable career around New York City as the creator of a menu that had received the New York Times's coveted "Excellent" rating. And though she uprooted everything to relocate to California, one can't really blame her?she was in search of warmer climes, and Aptos's location beside Soquel Cove was a welcome reminder of her upbringing on the French Riviera. It was there that she opened her own restaurant, Au Midi, where she prepares dishes that elegantly fuse French and Californian flavors. Parts of Au Midi's menu are steadfastly French, including a cassoulet made from Toulouse sausage and duck confit. But other dishes balance Pacific and Mediterranean elements, such as Californian mussels cooked with fresh tomatoes, brandy, cream, and garlic. Many of the dishes are made with organic produce from local farmers. Naturally, the wine list is split between French and Californian varietals. Even after swapping coasts, Muriel's hardly lost any steam. She's currently listed in the Best Chefs America directory, a list that's compiled from interviews with other chefs and nominations by various culinary professionals and the raccoons that eat from the restaurants' dumpsters.
7960 Soquel Drive
Aptos,
CA
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Sweet Pea's Cafe & Catering specializes in crepes for breakfast and lunch, accenting their café food with coffee from North Coast Roasting Company. Breakfast stretches from open to close, boasting eggs benedict crepes and fluffy farm-fresh omelettes wrapped around avocado or apple sausage. Savory crepes enclose fillings of salmon or brie, while sweet crepes are stuffed with Nutella, strawberries, or a light combo of lemon and sugar. Gluten-averse patrons can comfortably enjoy both gluten-free crepes and gluten-free sandwiches stacked on Udi’s breads. At the Capitola location, paintings and other work from local artists populate the walls of the cozy café.
2121 41st Ave.
Capitola,
CA
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Like a superhero, La Maison du Cafe knows what it means to live a double life. By day, it’s a casual cafe serving BLT croissants. By night, it’s a chic bistro, with custom-charbroiled filet mignon, rib eye, and salmon steaks, and rich pastas like fettucini with garlic cream sauce and bacon.
14103 Winchester Blvd
Los Gatos,
CA
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A neon-pink sign beckons diners into the Sweet Spot shop, where a counter stocked with colorful treats and toppings awaits. The staffers behind the counter adorn ice cream and frozen yogurt with fruit and candy as they keep an eye on the sweet and savory crepes that sizzle on grills. They also top off cups with boba tea and smoothies. Tabletops are scattered across the shop?s interior, where cheerful, checkered decor and an absence of wild boars squealing and knocking over chairs create a warm, comfortable atmosphere.
1807 E Capitol Expy.
San Jose,
CA
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Left Bank Brasserie's exquisite decor and tasty French cuisine will have you saying oh la la. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well. A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and Left Bank Brasserie has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to Left Bank Brasserie — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. Left Bank Brasserie easily accommodates large groups — there's even a reserved room available for those extra special occasions. Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at Left Bank Brasserie. Give the restaurant a call to reserve your table ahead of time. No need to dress up for a trip to Left Bank Brasserie — the casual restaurant encourages laid-back attire. You can also serve food from Left Bank Brasserie at your next party — the restaurant offers catering. You can also grab your food to go. Valet service is offered in the lot next door, where patrons can choose to park their own vehicles as well. When the lot gets busy, diners can turn to street parking. An average meal at Left Bank Brasserie will set you back about $30. Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
377 Santana Row
San Jose,
CA
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Camille's Sidewalk Cafe offers freshly prepared cafe food options in a comfortable atmosphere. For those avoiding fat and gluten, there's still plenty of tasty items on Camille's Sidewalk Cafe's menu that can cater to your needs. Ideal for birthday parties or other large get-togethers, Camille's Sidewalk Cafe has all the room you'll need to be comfortable. On warmer days, take advantage of Camille's Sidewalk Cafe's outdoor seating. Show up in sneakers or a suit at Camille's Sidewalk Cafe, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance. You can also have Camille's Sidewalk Cafe cater your next event. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Camille's Sidewalk Cafe's cooking from the comfort of their own home. Bring your car to dinner and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot. Super-savers will adore the low-prices at Camille's Sidewalk Cafe, too — meals there usually cost less than $15. Major credit cards — including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted. Camille's Sidewalk Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
90 Skyport Dr
San Jose,
CA
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