French Restaurants in Norwalk

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  • Ocean View Restaurant
    OceanView Bistro’s BYOB policy doesn’t apply to its chefs, who use wine as an ingredient in several dishes, including a chicken stew marinated in red wine and mussels sautéed in white wine. The bistro's dinner menu boasts an all-French lineup of escargot hors d’oeuvres, stews, seafood, and dessert crepes drizzled in lemon or orange sauce and served with scoops of ice cream. During breakfast and lunch hours, the chefs shift gears from French to American and serve up deli sandwiches, burgers, and pancakes.
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    200 Liberty Square
    Norwalk, CT US
  • Boulevard 18
    With a white-picket fence around its perimeter and an American Flag waving from its bay windows, Boulevard 18 Bistro & Wine Bar might look like a great place to raise a family. But instead of embodying the American Dream, this 1860s Georgian landmark holds a little piece of Paris inside. Chef and co-owner David Raymer transports palates across the Atlantic by pairing more than 80 French wines with traditional entrees. And, much like in a Parisian bistro's kitchen, the focus here is on the craft. Chef Raymer creates country pâté and cures gravlax in house, and even stuffs his own sausages with flavors such as merguez or boudin blanc. The result: French classics with a modern twist, such as grilled mustard-seed-crusted leg of lamb with ratatouille or a duck confit salad. An antique map of Paris covers the wall of the dining room so that guests never forget where the flavors they're tasting came from. But it also helps tie the room together. The map's curving, cobblestone avenues guide eyes toward the scarlet booths and hardwood accents. Boulevard 18 Bistro & Wine Bar also offers a seasonal dining patio with views of the village fire station where Chef Raymer buys the flames to fill the fire pit.
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    62 Main Street
    New Canaan, CT US
  • Cafe Lola
    Grab a seat and dig in! Cafe Lola in Fairfield offers tasty eats everyone will enjoy. Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because Cafe Lola's menu does not offer low-fat options. Unwind with a glass of wine or cocktail with your meal — Cafe Lola has a wonderful selection of drinks to accompany your dinner. Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at Cafe Lola, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining. Al fresco eating options are also available at Cafe Lola, which presents a lovely patio seating area for warmer months. Large groups will appreciate Cafe Lola for its ability to seat them quickly. Reserve a table ahead of time and avoid the lines. Keep it casual at Cafe Lola — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly. For the tastes of Cafe Lola from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Cafe Lola's cooking from the comfort of their own home. Street parking is provided for those dining at the restaurant's Unquowa Rd location. Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted. Cafe Lola offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.
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    57 Unquowa Rd
    Fairfield, CT US
  • Isabelle et Vincent
    Indulge in the selection of tasty treats at Isabelle et Vincent — this bakery is located in Fairfield's Fairfield neighborhood. Gather the whole family for a trip to Isabelle et Vincent — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here. Get online for free courtesy of Isabelle et Vincent's wifi. Isabelle et Vincent can also cater your next party; call today for details. Or, take your grub to go. Driving to Isabelle et Vincent? Check out the nearby parking selections and park with ease. Snacks, nibbles, and treats are all priced reasonably here.
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    1903 Post Road
    Fairfield, CT US
  • Ten Twenty Post
    For a different take on the traditional wine bar, check out Ten Twenty Post. It serves everything including gluten-free and low-fat options. With its long wine list and TVs in the bar area, the bar has enough to keep oenophiles and sports fans happy. The whole family can enjoy a meal at Ten Twenty Post with its kid-friendly fare. Dine out in the open during Ten Twenty Post's summer season when patio tables are available for use. Groups of all sizes can easily be seated at Ten Twenty Post. Be prepared to raise your voice, though — the bar can get noisy. Weekend visitors to the bar are well advised to take advantage of the reservation system — crowds tend to pack the place on Fridays and Saturdays. Take it nice and easy at Ten Twenty Post, where casual dress is the rule of the day. Street parking is available, or, on busy nights, a nearby lot is another option for drivers. Your tab at Ten Twenty Post will usually run to about $30 per guest. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the bar, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
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    1020 Post Rd
    Darien, CT US

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