French Restaurants in Hillsdale

Sweet Crepes, Gelato, and Drinks at The 3rd Wave Cafe & Crepe (Up to 56% Off). Two Options Available.

The 3rd Wave Cafe & Crepe

Lyndhurst

Cafe packs sweet crepes with fresh fruit and nutella, and keeps the dessert hits coming with two scoops of gelato

$15.23 $7

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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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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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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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Four-Course Continental Dinner for Two or Four at Manor Inn (Up to 49% Off)

Manor Inn

Larchmont

Four-course meals blend Italian, French, and continental cuisines

$122 $63

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Baked Goods, Chocolate or Plain Croissants, or Catering at Choc O Pain (Up to 43% Off)

Choc O Pain

Multiple Locations

French bakery serves fresh fruit tarts and crusty baguettes, as well as plain or chocolate croissants, or lunch catering

$10 $6

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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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Four-Course French Dinner for Two or Four at La Panetière (Half 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

$166 $80

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Snacks with Cocktails for Two or Four at Hotel Chantelle (Up to 36% Off)

Hotel Chantelle

Lower East Side

Hell's Kitchen alum Chef Seth Levine devises a menu of French-Mediterranean fare such as white truffle pizza paired with house cocktails

$56 $39

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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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$49 for $65 Worth of Zagat-Rated French Bistro Cuisine at La Sirene. Groupon Reservation Required.

La Sirène

SoHo

Classic French dishes such as magret de carnard, cassoulet, and profiteroles with bittersweet chocolate served in an intimate 25-seat space

$65 $49

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Crepes and Drinks for Two or Four or Carry-Out at The Cobble Crêperie & Tea Spot (Up to 40% Off)

The Cobble Crêperie & Tea Spot

Cobble Hill

Crepe batter enfolds savory ingredients such as onions and roasted peppers, while sweet options include peanut butter, banana, and nutella

$20 $12

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Red Hen Bistro's made-from-scratch menu revolves around the fresh, seasonal meats, fish, and produce in French and Californian cuisine. Francophiles will feel conflicted in trying to select only one dish, be it the croque madame, an upscale ham-and-cheese sandwich topped with a sunny-side-up egg ($10.95), or the salad nicoise, a hearty helping of organic greens crowned with roasted potatoes and hard-boiled eggs ($8.95). California dreamers can sample West Coast–inspired temptations such as tamales with braised pork ($8.95) and fish tacos served in crisp tortillas ($9.95). Simplicity seekers can opt for the tomato soup and grilled cheese ($9.95) while enjoying the restaurant’s attention to detail—evident in both the food and front-of-house service. With rich-red walls, large windows boasting street views, and touches of French country charm, Red Hen Bistro exudes an air of casual intimacy, though lacy nightclothes are discouraged.

525 Moonachie Ave
Wood Ridge,
NJ
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

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

Crepes on Columbus fills its namesake dish—thin, made-to-order pancakes—with sweet and savory ingredients, imbuing each bite with Franco-Spanish flavors. The quaint café’s crepes adapt to any appetite, brimming with rich infusions such as nutella and strawberries or roasted chicken and ratatouille, and serve as emergency head coverings during freak downpours of jams and preserves. The friendly wait staff serves both breakfast and dinner all day, comingling omelets, juicy cuts of meat, and seafood on tabletops, sided with desserts and smoothies.

990 Columbus Ave.
New York,
NY
US

In describing their restaurant as a ?contemporary Parisian bistro,? the staff at Cantine Parisienne commits to juxtaposition, which they cleverly carry out both on the menu and in the dining room?s decor. Traditional French dishes such as cod filet and veal escalope are made alongside New York classics such as club sandwiches and homemade cheesecake. Breakfasts take buffet form with flourishes including organic egg dishes and fresh fruit salad, while handcrafted cocktails and boutique French wines carry a sense of refinement.

Outside the kitchen, the space is designed to take advantage of another Parisian pastime: people watching. Twenty-foot open windows stretch to the high ceiling, allowing natural light to spill atop chrome accents and white-marble tables. Along with the latter, blue and red chairs complete the colors of the French flag and add vibrancy to the room.

40 Kenmare Street
New York,
NY
US