French Restaurants in Kent

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Housed in the former Taylor and Sons Department Store–a historic building that has tastefully transformed its 4,000 sq. ft. into a chic interior and exterior space–Zinc Bistro is a sophisticated eatery that serves prime steaks, French classics, and raw from one of Cleveland's only raw bars. The seasonal lunch menu is a tuxedo-worthy medley of soups, oysters, savory sandwiches, frites, and salads. For dinner, taste buds can take aim at duck a l'orange with butternut-bacon hash ($28) or a pork chop with choucroute, rutabaga puree, and apple-bourbon ($24). Ishmaels can reacquaint themselves with the eats of the oceans by noshing six fresh oysters ($12–$14), a bowl of lobster bisque ($11), or moules frites ($17) stacked with Prince Edward Island mussels, Pernod, and Zinc frites.

668 Euclid Ave
Cleveland,
OH
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Start with the French onion soup and move on to the main course at L'Albatros. No need to miss out on L'Albatros just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has tons of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Drinks are also on the menu here, so guests can start the night off right. The private room at L'Albatros is an excellent option when you're heading out with a big group for a night of celebration. Stay connected at no cost thanks to L'Albatros' wifi. Dine under the sun (or stars) at L'Albatros with their charming outdoor seating.

Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. For the tastes of L'Albatros from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services.

The restaurant offers free parking in the lot next door.

Prices at L'Albatros typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.

11401 Bellflower Ct
Cleveland,
OH
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Owner and executive chef Aaron L. Ruggles char-grills flank steak and tops it with pickled sweet summer peppers and smokes fresh Atlantic salmon on a cedar plank. Succulent wild-caught scallops come pan-roasted with avocado-roasted corn orzo pasta salad and smoked red chili sauce. Moody, romantic lighting surrounds diners as servers ferry plates of pastas, sandwiches, and pizzas to four-top tables alongside house-baked focaccia bread, widely considered to be more delicious than bread baked from dismantled houses.

1313 W Main St.
Kent,
OH
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At Fred's Diner, breakfast is king. Kneel at the feet of the most important meal of the day with a selection from the diner's menu. The three pancakes ($5.99)—with choice of sausage, ham, or bacon—forge a feast from flattened flour, while a three-egg cheese omelette ($4.99, with additional ingredients $0.85 each) sidekicks its stuffed sustenance with home fries and toast. Enjoy bread-bookended breakfast bites with a two-egg sandwich ($4.29), topped with choice of ham, bacon, or sausage, or simply feast on an uncomplicated half-pound of bacon ($2.50) with coffee ($1) or cranberry-orange juice ($2). Lunch-lovers are also in luck at Fred's Diner, with a fallout shelter's worth of soups, salads, sandwiches, and more on tap. Spoon-survey a bowl of Fred's famous chicken dumpling soup ($3.29), tenderly embrace the tenders of the grilled chicken salad ($7.49), or digestively dissect a 6-ounce rib-eye steak ($7.99). Specialty sandwiches include the Cuy-a-Hoagy ($6.39), topped with hot roast beef, and the triple-tiered tastiness of the Diner's Club ($6.99).

930 Home Ave
Akron,
OH
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Located in Downtown Akron, Bricco has been offering a distinctive spin on pizza and pasta for over ten years. Bricco is open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch and features over 120 beer and wine selections. To keep you warm and cozy or cool and breezy, Bricco presents different seasonal menus throughout the year. Tasty selections include calamari or stuffed banana peppers as a starter and strip steak or Cajun chicken for the main course. Brunch specialties include a waffle pizza and risotto balls. Gluten free and vegetarian options are available. Valet parking is offered for your convenience. To ensure a seat at this city hotspot, hungry visitors can make a reservation. Enjoy the suave lights, appetizing cuisine and city views at Bricco.

1 W Exchange St
Akron,
OH
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PatDee's Pub and Eatery began carving out its niche in Northfield's culinary landscape in 1995. The restaurant's current chefs have been onboard since the beginning, adding a dash of familiarity to the homestyle dishes that diners have come to greet on a first-name basis. Inside the eatery, cozy vibes pervade meals centered on juicy prime-rib platters and handmade pizzas, and pancakes and omelets rouse early birds during morning hours on weekdays and until 1 p.m. on weekends. PatDee's also dispatches its housemade eats around the neighborhood with its catering service, granting party hosts the option to pick up their spread or have it delivered by a polite staffer shot out of a circus cannon.

9254 Olde 8 Rd
Northfield,
OH
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