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Diners' Choice: French restaurants in Greater Boston

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall French cuisine in Greater Boston? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Mistral - Boston restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5954)
$30 and under
French
Back Bay
About the restaurant
Located in Boston's trendy South End, Mistral is a culinary destination that transports you to the picturesque charm of Provence. Immerse yourself in an inviting atmosphere adorned with hand-picked pottery and elegant arched windows, evoking both warmth and sophistication. Our talented chefs showcase their passion for French cuisine by creating artful dishes with the freshest seasonal ingredients.
Top review
RushabN
Dined 5 days ago
Outstanding food and service. Very polite and attentive server
A photo of La Voile restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5317)
$31 to $50
French
Back Bay
About the restaurant
La Voile is an authentic French brasserie, opened in Cannes in 1947. After a few years under a new ownership, it relocated to Boston in 2007.
Top review
EllenR
Dined 6 days ago
The food was fantastic- The foie gras duo was magical. The Duck was prepared to perfection and the desserts were delicious and big enough to share
A photo of Ma Maison restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2897)
$30 and under
French
Beacon Hill
About the restaurant
Welcome to Master Chef Jacky Robert classic French bistro. Escape to Paris with authentic French food, daily specials and a boutique wine list. Intimate and elegant ambiance combines with professional and friendly service. Bon Appetit!
Top review
JohnC
Dined 1 day ago
Second time there and we will be back again, and again. The food and service are incredible, and you feel like you are in Paris.
A photo of Deuxave restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4944)
$50 and over
French
Back Bay
About the restaurant
Owner Brian Piccini and Chef/Owner Christopher Coombs are proud of their award winning Restaurant & Bar, Deuxave in the Back Bay. The inspiration behind the restaurant’s American Nouveau Cuisine is seasonality, with a focus on working with the finest farms and purveyors, sourcing out the freshest, local ingredients and amplifying their magnificence. The cuisine is strongly rooted in the nouvelle techniques of contemporary French cuisine, married with the splendor of American ingredients in a refined, but casual setting. Deuxave’s (pronounced doo-ave) name plays homage to its location at the corners of Commonwealth Ave and Massachusetts Ave.
Top review
KennyR
Dined 2 days ago
The food was great and quite surprisingly, there were a lot of them made with ducks, my personal recommendation would be the duck liver sate and duck breast, you won’t regret it. Other than that, everything else is just on point, solid five stars
A photo of Troquet on South restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1696)
$31 to $50
French
Theater District
About the restaurant
Modern fine dining, using classic French techniques. (Reservations are solely for FULL SERVICE LUNCH OR DINNER SERVICE. If you would like to snack, just walk in without a reservation. We do not accept reservations for Offsuit, our nearby speakeasy.)
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 30, 2024
First timers best onion soup ever Great service & friendly staff
A photo of Cafe Sauvage restaurant
4.6
4.6 (197)
$30 and under
French
Back Bay
About the restaurant
A trendy Parisian-style café-restaurant, offering modern French cuisine with European and African influences. Located between Massachusetts ave and Beacon street, Sauvage is the coziest new back bay neighborhood destination. For husband and wife team Antoine and Anaïs, Café Sauvage is an extension of their dining room. They’ve brought together their mixed heritage, love of great food, and chic french vibes to create a lively space that is welcoming to all.
Café Sauvage have also a delicious selection of wines and craft cocktails.

Brunch is served every weekend (Friday included). Our brunch is operating on a first come first serve.
We accepting walk-ins at our bar and patio.

We're currently serving a $65 Prix Fixe menu for our "FRENCH DINNER" every last Wednesday of the month.
Top review
NinaY
Dined 4 days ago
Fantastic food and drinks with reasonable portions! Very cute interior.
A photo of Bistro du Midi restaurant
4.6
4.6 (4362)
$31 to $50
French
Back Bay
About the restaurant
Bistro du Midi's cuisine features French Cuisine inspired by Coastal New England influences. Our wine list represents the true soul of a bistro wine list. In a classic French bistro, wine is very much a part of every meal. As such, we offer a variety of experiences and wines at a tremendous value in a range of prices. Our elegant yet relaxed environment overlooks Boston's beautiful Public Garden with a spectacular view. A street level Bistro features floor-to-ceiling windows, and in the spring and summer our patio provides some of the most optimal al fresco dining in the city.
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DawnB
Dined 6 days ago
Fantastic food, exemplary service and beautiful setting.
A photo of Petit Robert Bistro Columbus Avenue restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2561)
$31 to $50
French
South End
About the restaurant
With a casual atmosphere and a classic menu, Petit Robert Bistro feels like an authentic French bistro. Established in 2005 in the South End of Boston, Petit Robert Bistro has become an institution in the neighborhood! Our patio is one of the most beautiful and comfortable places in Boston. Our Chef Chris Ipus HAS created an authentic and very interesting menu that changes every season.
Bon Appetit!
Top review
Backbaydweller
Dined 3 days ago
Nothing beats the ambience of eating outdoors at Petite Robert. You are transported to a European city. Excellent service and delicious food with generous portions. Their french fries are one of the best in town!
A photo of Frenchie restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1323)
$30 and under
French
South End
About the restaurant
Frenchie is a sit down, easy-going neighborhood wine bar accompanying people in their everyday lives all day long. It is a space to meet, share and savor life, designed for people to relax while enjoying a French inspired menu.
Top review
LindsMvip
Dined 5 days ago
I went to dinner with a friend. We split the salmon tartare which was excellent and the server saw we were running low on crostinis and brought us extra. For our mains, my guest had the steak frites which she enjoyed and I had the roasted chicken. The chicken skin was crispy and delicious and there wasn’t a single piece of the meat I had trouble chewing or needed to spit out. The potatoes were smooth and decadent. We split the crème brûlée for dessert which was tasty! We also had the spicy margarita and espresso martini (decaf for me - yay, I never find it). All around, the food was wonderful. We sat in the greenhouse which was super cute and had nice ambience.
A photo of Batifol restaurant
4.4
4.4 (475)
$31 to $50
French
Cambridge
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of Kendal Square, Batifol serves classic French dishes with local, modern touches. Come by for a drink and a bite after work, or make us the destination of your next big night out.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
The new menu is really good and the staff super friendly thank you
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