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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED New French Cafe & Bar Restaurant Review: In 1977, When Sam and Sylvia Kaplan opened this plain but elegant French bistro in the Warehouse District the Twin Cities' restaurant scene was pretty meager. No longer the only game in town, the New French still draws a crowd, people who may have other fine dining choices but still crave the restaurant's classic French cooking and contemporary experiments. The menu changes often, but you can depend on first-rate risotto (perhaps with roasted red khurri squash and hen of the woods mushrooms) and exquisite seafood. The sea scallops with buerre blanc, carola potatoes, wild mushrooms, and mustard flowers is not a strictly French dish, but the aroma of the wine sauce recalls the briny breeze of a Continental resort. The New French Bar is quite the hipster hang out, featuring a smaller, less expensive menu, including a cassoulet hot dog is France by way of the State Fair. The next-door New French Bakery (owned by Peter Kelsey, the Kaplans' former partner) makes desserts for half the restaurants in town so you know you can't go wrong.