French Restaurants in Hayward

$18.99 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Crepes at The Corner Creperie ($30 Total Value)

The Corner Creperie

Pleasanton

Chefs create crepe batter from scratch before folding in ingredients such as salmon, chocolate, strawberries, chicken, and mushrooms

$10 $6.33

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$49 for a Prix-Fixe Dinner for Two at Cafe Bastille ($70 Value)

Cafe Bastille

Downtown

Three-course dinner for two includes soup or salad, a French special, and a dessert

$70 $49

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Small Plates and Specialty Cocktails at Zoe's Bar & Restaurant. Two Options Available.

Zoe's Bar & Restaurant

Mission

Creative, balanced cocktails paired with fare ranging from light salads to burgers topped with fried eggs and forest mushrooms

$36 $35

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French Bistro Dinner or Lunch for Two with Dessert at Chouchou (Up to 37% Off)

Chouchou

Forest Hill

Traditional Provençal cuisine such as confit duck, seared filet mignon, and mushroom soufflé, ending with sweets such as banana flambé

$101.90 $69

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Crepes and Breakfast for Carry-Out or Dine-In for Tables of Two or Four at Sweet Pea's Cafe & Catering (Half Off)

Sweet Pea's Cafe & Catering

Multiple Locations

Sweet and savory crepes—filled with Nutella, poached eggs, salmon, or chicken—for breakfast and lunch

$10 $5

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French Dinner for Two or Four at Au Midi Restaurant & Bistrot (Up to 51% Off)

Au Midi Restaurant & Bistrot

Aptos

Chef who grew up on the French Riviera tempts with maple duck breast and wine-and-cognac beef stew, made with organic, local produce

$86 $44

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A native of Paris, Executive Chef Christian Nam-Hee sharpened his knife skills and his palate at l'Ecole de Paris des M?tiers de la Table. Today he lets his know-how blossom and wander in the kitchen of Bijou Restaurant & Bar, blending the culinary traditions of his homeland with the flavors found in northern California's seasonal organic ingredients. From his pans and cutting boards spring forth sweet-potato frites, quail stuffed with napa cabbage, and other dishes that embody the menu's inventive fusion spirit. To complement such an aesthetically poignant dining experience, the space itself?designed by DesignPlus's Pia Thomas?remains sleek and focused. The centerpiece is the bar, which glows a dreamy, iridescent amber that's complemented by ring chandeliers and absorbed by Italian leather chairs, a lounge area's plush velvet cushions, and tabletop black holes.

1036 B St
Hayward,
CA
US

European, Southeast Asian, and American culinary traditions all influence the unique fusion recipes at Vo's Restaurant. Vegetables and rice get simmered in traditional clay pots and prawns and lemongrass are seared in woks; there's even a deep-fried catfish filet with ginger-infused nouc mam, a dip made from fish sauce. The dining room is as colorful as the dishes, featuring warm red walls, bamboo sprouting from tall vases, romantic lighting overhead.

59 Grand Ave
Oakland,
CA
US

A Cote is the top choice of lovers of French cuisine looking to sate their hunger in Oakland. Make a reservation online to experience a dinner at A Cote for yourself. Featuring dinner options inspired by areas surrounding the Mediterranean Sea and a wine list with more than three dozen vintages to choose from, A Cote serves up a fine dining experience to all who enter. It also has a full bar with every type of spirit imaginable, including sherry and absinthe. The dinner menu changes weekly, so come in often to experience all A Cote has to offer—you are guaranteed a unique experience each time you dine.

5478 College Avenue
Oakland,
CA
US

All day, chefs here griddle impossibly thin crepes and fill them with creative ingredients. The result is sweet crepes such as the Half Moon, with sliced peaches sweetened with a honey-orange glaze and sprinkled with cinnamon and brown sugar; and savory varieties such as the A La Jack, stuffed with spinach, jack cheese, roasted almonds, and sour cream.

390 El Camino Real
Belmont,
CA
US

Francophiles will appreciate Bistro Maxine's casual approach to dining, with pretention-free lunches and carefree dinners in the flavorful form of authentic crepes, soups, salads, sandwiches, espresso drinks, cocktails, and ice cream. Those hampered by hunger will find the pièce de résistance of soft, warm crepes freshly scooped from imported griddles. Whether savory or sweet, each crepe is stuffed with a winning combination, such as goat cheese, mushrooms, and spinach ($9); banana and Nutella ($5); or the devilish blend of sautéed apples, Calvados, and rich crème fraiche known as the Normande ($7). A number of Continental potables are on hand to escort eats down dappled gullets—sip a kir royal (blackcurrant liqueur and champagne, $8) or a glass of house wine ($7), or drown sober worries with a bottle of chardonnay or Cote du Ventoux ($19).

548 Ramona St
Palo Alto,
CA
US

Executive chef Vanessa Dang follows up her first blockbuster of French-inspired Vietnamese dishes with this intimate sequel promising elegant small-plate options and explosive flavors. The menu pokes sleepy taste buds with shareable small plates such as maple-leaf duck-confit lettuce wraps ($9) and tuna-and-salmon poke with ginger, avocado, mango, and cucumber-and-tomato salsa ($9). Full-sized entrees combine intercontinental palates with mouth-warping orders of cumin-marinated jumbo prawns and garlic noodles ($16) or a rack of lamb marinated with Dijon-mustard peppercorn in a Bing-cherry reduction ($25). Fill out abridged meals with a glass from the saga-worthy, 150-bottle wine list or a sweet-tooth-regaling Fuji-apple-and-coconut egg roll ($8).

1329 N Main St
Walnut Creek,
CA
US