Top 21 French Restaurants On The East Coast


1. Balthazar, NYC

80 Spring St, New York, New York 10012

Balthazar has a lovely interior, amazing desserts. Balthazar is one of the hottest restaurants in NYC and their bakery is flooded with orders.

2. Blue Talon Bistro; Williamsburg, VA

420 Prince George St., Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Blue Talon Bistro has many French classics like traditional escargots, croque madame and French onion soup.


3. Print Works Bistro; Greensboro, NC

702 Green Valley Rd, Greensboro, North Carolina
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Print Works Bistro is a locally sourced restaurant serving classic French bistro cuisine. They have a gorgeous creek-side terrace and a modern bar.

4. Can Can Brasserie; Richmond, VA

3120 West Cary Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220
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Can Can is a French brasserie and bakery Carytown. They have a wonderful 20’s European interior and authentic French cuisine.

5. Lucky Restaurant; Roanoke, VA

18 Kirk Ave SW, Roanoke, Virginia 24011
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Creating Southern American/Country French food while focusing on pairing great wines, craft beers, and creating innovative and classic cocktails using fresh local ingredients.

6. Bistro Niko; Atlanta, GA

3344 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, Georgia
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Bistro Niko is an authentic French restaurant with fabulous cocktails and a craft beer list.

7. 39 Rue De Jean; Charleston, SC

39 John St, Charleston, South Carolina
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39 Rue de Jean offers classic brasserie fare, hand crafted beer and even sushi.

8. The French Market; Knoxville, TN

526 S Gay St, Knoxville, Tennessee
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The French Market is a delightful brunch destination. They have a huge selection of crepes and omelettes.

9. Legume; Pittsburgh, PA

214 N Craig St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Legume has a seasonal menu that changes daily with an emphasis on French dishes.

10. La Petite Auberge; Fredericksburg, VA

311 William St, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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La Petite Auberge has divine meat and seafood dishes and fantastic appetizers.


11. Georges Brasserie; Charlotte, NC

4620 Piedmont Row Dr Suite 110, Charlotte, North Carolina
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Georges Brasserie serves classic French food with a fabulous dessert and wine menu.

12. Bistro Bobette; Richmond, VA

1209 E Cary St, Richmond, Virginia
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Bistro Bobette is Richmond’s only authentic French restaurant with a Parisian Chef/Owner, who was voted Best Chef in Richmond and is an Elby winner for Excellence in Service. Bistro Bobette serves French Comfort food in a casual, chic environment, uses locally sourced products whenever possible and has an extensive French wine list & full bar with Bar Bites.

13. Bastille; Alexandria, VA

1201 N Royal St, Alexandria, Virginia
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Bastille has a wonderful menu featuring seafood, poultry and beef. Their desserts include gateau de noix de coco with pumpkin butter and Madagascar vanilla crème brûlée.

14. The Alley Light; Charlottesville, VA

108 2nd St SW, Charlottesville, Virginia
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The Alley Light is a mysterious speakeasy serving wonderful French seafood.

15. Blue Apron Restaurant & Red Rooster Bar; Salem, VA

210 E Main St, Salem, Virginia
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Blue Apron is a beautiful French fine dining establishment with delightful cocktails.

16. Petit Louis Bistro; Baltimore, MD

4800 Roland Ave, Baltimore, Maryland
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Petit Louis Bistro has a great French wine list and dessert menu.

17. Chateau West; Nashville, TN

3408 West End Ave, Nashville, Tennessee
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Chateau West serves authentic French dishes prepared by a Parisian-trained chef in an old-fashioned atmosphere.

18. Bistro Bis, DC

15 E St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001
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Hip & sophisticated, warm & intimate, Bistro Bis’ warm natural cherry interior designed by award winning architects Adamstein & Demetriou is a wonderful, modern version of a French bistro.

19. Main St. Eatery; Lynchburg, VA

907 Main St., Lynchburg, VA 24501
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Some of Lynchburg’s best food for the last 16 years in a comfortable setting in historic Old Town, Main St. Eatery is a modern European restaurant. Showcasing fresh fish and seafood, award-winning, sumptuous desserts, gluten and fat-free selections and an extensive wine selection and full bar.

20. Creperie Beau Monde; Philadelphia, PA

624 S 6th St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Creperie Beau Monde is a fun crepe place that has live events and foreign film screenings.

21. Montmartre, DC

327 7th St SE, Washington, District of Columbia 20003
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Located in the heart of Washington DC’s Eastern Market neighborhood, Montmartre is a French Restaurant with modern flair and a light, open dining room.

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