Best of Boston

Best French Restaurant

2016 Best French Restaurant

Joséphine

Boston
At Joséphine, executive chef Alex Falconer crafts Gallic works of art: seared scallops with crispy pork belly and a tuft of enoki mushrooms; duck confit […] read more»
2015 Best French Restaurant

La Voile

Boston
Maybe it was the plush red banquettes and gold ceiling fans that sold us on this subterranean Newbury Street bistro. Or maybe it was the […] read more»
2014 Best French Restaurant

Deuxave

Boston
When it comes to French food in this town, there’s a mode for every mood, whether you’re looking for a bistro-standard croque-monsieur or a meticulously […] read more»
2013 Best French Restaurant

Aquitaine

Boston
There’s no shortage of French technique in Boston, but few restaurants can effectively transport you to Paris for the night. Aquitaine, in the lovely old […] read more»
2009 Best French Restaurant, Affordable

Gaslight

Boston
Among the numerous suitors vying for our affections in this category, it’s the South End phenom Gaslight that’s romanced us best. The booming brasserie gets […] read more»
2009 Best French Restaurant

Clio

Boston
Ever since L’Espalier shed its homey brownstone for the aseptic Mandarin hotel complex last year, the Franco-frontrunner has struggled to recapture the magic, leaving the […] read more»
2008 Best French Restaurant

L’Espalier

Boston
While the intimacy of the old Gloucester Street townhouse will be missed, L’Espalier has reinvigorated its kitchen in preparation for a move to tony new […] read more»
2007 Best French Restaurant

Hamersley’s Bistro

Boston
Two decades after opening its doors, Hamersley’s turns out the same straightforwardly delicious French bistro food that made it, along with chef-owner Gordon Hamersley, a […] read more»
2007 Best French Restaurant, Affordable

Petit Robert Bistro

Boston
Tuck into homemade pates, rich onion and leek soups, sardine sandwiches, and solid meat and seafood options. Sugar-bomb desserts cap off a feast made for […] read more»
2007 Best French Restaurant, Berkshires

Blantyre

Lenox
It’s easy to forget, in our world of PDAs and ADD, that drawn-out dining can be a thing of delight. Everything at this hotel restaurant, […] read more»
2006 Best French Restaurant, Affordable

Sandrine’s Bistro

Cambridge
The ambiance seems a touch suburban. But no matter: At Sandrine’s, all eyes are on chef Raymond Ost’s accessible French classics. Follow a salmon crepe […] read more»
2006 Best French Restaurant

Craigie On Main

Cambridge
French food can be oh-so fussy. Unless Tony Maws is behind the stove. Maws passes on clichéd classics in favor of unusual ingredients that make […] read more»
2006 Best French Restaurant, West

Lumiere

Newton
The sparks are still flying at seven-year-old Lumiere, hometown boy Michael Leviton’s utterly unsuburban Newton bistro. In the glow of copper-colored lamps, urbane, informed diners […] read more»
2005 Best French Restaurant, West

Lumière

West Newton
Michael Leviton never buries his ingredients in ego, as some other chefs occasionally do. He always steers clear of fabulizing food. At Lumière, the appetizers, […] read more»