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Best French Bistro Restaurants

Le Petit Bistro, one of GAYOT's Best Bistros in Los Angeles

When you want a simple meal of French home-style cooking in an informal atmosphere, the bistro is the place for you.

We've rounded up the top bistros in Paris, as well as several U.S. cities, where you can enjoy bistro fare like steak frites, mussels or coq au vin.

Best French Bistros

Orange County, CA

Paris, France

San Francisco

French Food Terms

A tray of escargots

GAYOT's guide to French food terms will arm you with the necessary culinary lingo to negotiate any menu.

Top French Restaurants in the U.S.

GAYOT's Best French Restaurants in the U.S.

For the tip-top of French gastronomy in America, check out GAYOT's list of the Best French Restaurants in the U.S..

French Restaurants Near You

Best French Restaurants Near You

Looking for a more formal French meal? Discover local round-ups of the Best French Restaurants.

GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.