French Restaurants in Orinda


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  • Artisan Bistro
    For an entree that scores high on the taste test, try one of the many options available at Artisan Bistro in Lafayette. Artisan Bistro is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering both low-fat and gluten-free items on the menu. Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list. Weather permitting, come enjoy a wonderful meal outside at Artisan Bistro. Call ahead for reservations to ensure your table is waiting for you when you arrive. Show up in sneakers or a suit at Artisan Bistro, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance. For those in a rush, the restaurant lets you take your food to go. Call Artisan Bistro for catering if you have a big event coming up. Both street parking and lot parking are available near Artisan Bistro. Travel by bike to Artisan Bistro and store your bike at a nearby rack. The average check at Artisan Bistro will stay below $30 per person, so it's a relatively affordable option. Artisan Bistro accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
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    1005 Brown Ave
    Lafayette, CA US
  • Chevalier Restaurant
    Dim lights, soft music, and fine French cooking — Chevalier Restaurant has all the right ingredients for a perfect date night. Chevalier Restaurant does not prepare their menu with low-fat items, though, so those following a strict diet may have better luck elsewhere. Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — Chevalier Restaurant has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner. When the weather is nice, hurry to Chevalier Restaurant to grab a spot on the patio. At Chevalier Restaurant, you won't have to wait for your large or small group to be seated. Planning a special night? Call ahead to reserve a table. Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. Score free parking at the lot adjacent to Chevalier Restaurant. A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more. Chevalier Restaurant accepts all major credit cards, such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
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    960 Moraga Rd
    Lafayette, CA US
  • Vanessa's Bistro
    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).
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    1715 Solano Ave
    Berkeley, CA US
  • La Note Restaurant Provencal
    La Note Restaurant Provencal offers French fare par excellence. La Note Restaurant Provencal offers great gluten-free alternatives to fan favorites. Be sure to complete your meal at La Note Restaurant Provencal with a drink from the restaurant's full bar. Got kids? No problem at La Note Restaurant Provencal! The restaurant is a fantastic spot for families to dine together. La Note Restaurant Provencal's private rooms are a great venue to host any occasion. Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at La Note Restaurant Provencal. Reservations are offered, so call ahead to lock down your table. Shake off the stiff workday duds at La Note Restaurant Provencal — attire is casual. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of La Note Restaurant Provencal to your next party or event. Dining out isn't your only option here — pickup is available, too. At La Note Restaurant Provencal, you can find nearby options for both street and lot parking. If your preferred mode of transit is of the two wheel variety, you're in luck — there's tons of bike parking outside the restaurant. Prices at La Note Restaurant Provencal typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date. Reviewers heap high praise on the restaurant's brunch menu, but lunch and dinner are also available.
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    2377 Shattuck Ave
    Berkeley, CA US
  • Chez Panisse
    The Press Box: Chez Panisse In 1971, Alice Waters opened Chez Panisse to showcase sustainably sourced, organic, and seasonal ingredients. No two visits have been the same here ever since. That’s because the chefs change the menu every night, with three to four courses served in the main restaurant and an alternative á la carte menu served upstairs in the café. Read on to see what else makes this place special: “Co-founder Alice Waters has done more to implant the words ’local,’ ‘seasonal,’ and ’sustainable’ in our brains than any other living soul.” — Eater “A daily set menu (cheaper on Mondays, pricier on weekends) features the best of local products like an asparagus and sweet pea salad with baked ricotta, black truffle and baccalà ravioli… and the wine selection is top-notch.” — Michelin Guide “It is historic and ceremonial, from the walk through the vine-entwined gate under the bunya-bunya tree to the handsome French maître d' who greets you in the foyer. ” — San Jose Mercury News “There's an unsurpassed respect for ingredients and a clarity of style that emerges no matter the menu or who is in the kitchen. I firmly believe that even after all these years, Chez Panisse deserves its four-star rating.” — SFGate
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    1517 Shattuck Ave
    Berkeley, CA US
  • Le Bateau Ivre
    For the best pick-me-up in town, grab a cup of java at Le Bateau Ivre. G-free and low-fat are just a couple of examples, come here for a quick bite that will leave you feeling healthy. Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new. Le Bateau Ivre is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along. Seating is readily available at Le Bateau Ivre for those with large parties. Free wireless Internet is also available at Le Bateau Ivre, so bring your tablet or laptop along. Don't stay inside on a beautiful day! Come sit on the patio at Le Bateau Ivre and order great food. Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code. You can also serve food from Le Bateau Ivre at your next party — the coffee shop offers catering. Or, take your grub to go. Street parking is always accessible for those dining at Le Bateau Ivre. Your tab at Le Bateau Ivre will usually run to about $30 per guest. Major credit cards — including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted. Early risers and night owls alike can enjoy Le Bateau Ivre since it offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    2629 Telegraph Ave
    Berkeley, CA US
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