French Restaurants in Martinez

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  • La Sen Bistro
    La Sen Bistro blends culinary traditions from across the world, from Vietnam, to France, to sunny California. Split between reds and whites sourced from Californian and French vineyards, its wine list reflects the California-French cuisine emerging from the kitchen. Chefs coat duck breast in a honey-pepper sauce and craft a traditional French onion soup with garlic croutons and broiled ementale cheese. They also douse salmon in saffron sauce, pair garlic pommes frites with a ribeye steak, and fill a vegetarian lasagna with gruyere and eggplant, a tastier alternative to vegetarian lasagna made with oak leaves.
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    2002 Salvio St.
    Concord, CA US
  • Little Red Bistro
    Little Red Bistro, an idyllic café splashed in vivid crimson accents, suffuses its intimate interior with eyelid-unfurling aromas wafting off three kinds of espresso. As the sun inches over the horizon and the boogeyman dives beneath the bed, the bistro’s chefs fold 17 kinds of crepes, ranging from sweet creations stuffed with peanut butter and jelly to savory pockets piled with green eggs and ham. Golden sear marks color seven piping-hot paninis that swaddle gourmet ingredients such as prosciutto, pesto, and roasted red peppers. Sips of frappes flavored with white chocolate and irish cream forge a fitting accompaniment to the café’s homemade desserts, which rotate daily.
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    690 Gregory Ln, Ste 4
    Pleasant Hill, CA US
  • Vanessa's Bistro 2
    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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    1329 N Main St
    Walnut Creek, CA US
  • Crepes Ooh La La
    Located in Crepes Ooh La La, Crepes Ooh La La's crepes have a gooey inside and crisp outside. Grab the kids when you head to Crepes Ooh La La — its family-oriented menu and ambience are perfect for the whole clan. Enjoy the luxury of eating a delicious meal outside at Crepes Ooh La La. It's strictly first-come, first-served at Crepes Ooh La La, so plan an early arrival for your pick of tables. Not a popular place for dress-up dining, most Crepes Ooh La La patrons come in casual attire. Don't be afraid to enjoy your food on the go — Crepes Ooh La La offers takeout for your busy schedule. At Crepes Ooh La La, you can count on quick and easy street parking close by. Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Crepes Ooh La La. Crepes Ooh La La has menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — just pick your favorite meal and head over. Save the best for last! Crepes Ooh La La's dessert menu is not to be overlooked.
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    1548 Locust St
    Walnut Creek, CA US
  • Artisan Bistro
    Artisan Bistro: A User’s Guide Michelin-Rated | Californian-French Cuisine | Seasonal Menu | Patio Seating Sample Menu First course: roasted celeriac soup with dungeness Maine lobster Second course: pepper-crusted duck breast Third course: banana-pecan-streusel bread pudding Where to Sit: Make a reservation for the picturesque backyard patio, but since the Michelin Guide's rated the restaurant as "comfortable," you should be happy in any seat. Inside Tips Try the six-course tasting menu. Chef John Marquez has worked at such bold-name establishments as Picasso, French Laundry, Per Se, Coi, and Fringale Restaurant, so he knows his way around a kitchen—and around taste buds. Bring a tape measure and a picture of your living room, as Artisan Bistro displays and sells abstract artist John Earl's portraits. If you're looking for a great deal, $30 gets you a three-course lunch that might include chilled english pea soup, lamb-leg bolognese, and a trio of sorbets. While You’re in the Neighborhood: If you can't find a painting that you like at the restaurant, head down the road to Lafayette Art Gallery (3420 Mount Diablo Boulevard), which features contemporary works.
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    1005 Brown Ave
    Lafayette, CA US
  • Chevalier Restaurant
    Meet the Chef: Philippe Chevalier The French cuisine at Chevalier Restaurant serves as the culmination of Philippe Chevalier’s decades of culinary training. From foie gras mousse to flat iron steak bordelaise, the menu embodies classic techniques and incorporates local ingredients from Grimaud Farm, Bolinas BN Ranch, and other California providers. Read on to find out more about the man behind the food: Hometown: Vendee, France Age he started culinary training: 14 First cooking job out of school: at Maison Prunier in Paris Places he’s worked: Paris, St. Tropez, St. Barthelemy, French West Indies, and San Francisco Number of Michelin Bib Gourmand awards: 6 Other awards: title of Best Chef in the Bay Area from Diablo magazine
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    960 Moraga Rd
    Lafayette, CA US

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