2020 Best French Restaurants in the U.S.A.

Joel Robuchon Restaurant in Las Vegas is a temple of haute French cuisine and one of GAYOT's Best French Restaurants in America

Top French Cuisine Restaurants in America

If you don't live in France and a trip to Paris isn't in the cards for you, you can still find exceptional French food in cities throughout the U.S. Some of these top French restaurants are indeed helmed by chefs from France, but there are also chefs from America and beyond who also reach the heights of French cuisine. Browse GAYOT's selections for the Best French Restaurants in the U.S., presented in alphabetical order.

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Addison
17/20

Chef William Bradley is a San Diego native, so it's only natural that local, seasonal ingredients inspire his contemporary French cuisine at Addison, the lavish restaurant at Fairmont Grand Del Mar resort. See More

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Atelier Crenn
18/20

In the intimate space of Atelier Crenn in San Francisco, diners are treated to the artistic culinary vision of French chef Dominique Crenn. The menu is written in the form of a poem, and the luxurious feast that follows arrives via unique plates and dishes (a wood log, for example). See More

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Daniel
19/20

Originally from Lyon, France, chef Daniel Boulud started making a name for himself on the New York dining scene in 1982. His eponymous restaurant Daniel, the crown jewel of his global restaurant empire, showcases his refined French fare. See More

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Everest
17/20

Chef Jean Joho's Alsatian heritage is proudly displayed at Everest, his elegant restaurant perched on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange building. Fennel choucroute might make an appearance on the menu, while the wine list boasts one of the largest selections of Alsatian wines in the world. See More

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The French Laundry
19/20

With The French Laundry in Yountville, California, American chef Thomas Keller succeeded in his dream of creating a fine-dining destination for French cuisine in Napa Valley. The restaurant continues to attract serious gourmands from around the world, as does sister restaurant Per Se in New York. See More

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Gabriel Kreuther
17/20

French chef Gabriel Kreuther's New York restaurant provides a luxe setting for his Alsatian artistry. For a more casual experience, stop by the bar for one of his renowned tartes flambées. See More

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George Trois
17/20

It's worth venturing north of Chicago to Winnetka, Illinois, to George Trois. The restaurant has only 18 seats, and American chef Michael Lachowicz cooks and hand delivers each dish from his classic French tasting menu. See More

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Jean-Georges
18/20

Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten's contemporary French fare at Jean-Georges, his flagship New York restaurant, is informed by his upbringing on a farm in Alsace, his culinary training in France and his travels in Asia. See More

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Joël Robuchon Restaurant
19/20

Joël Robuchon restaurant at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is a temple of truly haute cuisine. See More

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Le Bernardin
18/20

Le Bernardin in New York is famous for its revolutionary approach to seafood. Chef Eric Ripert was born in Antibes, France, and raised in Andorra, and he credits his experience with the two cuisines as formative to his personal culinary background. See More

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Picasso
18/20

At Picasso restaurant at Bellagio in Las Vegas, Spanish-born chef Julian Serrano presents a culinary extravaganza influenced by the South of France and Spain, where the famed artist spent much of his live. See More

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Restaurant Guy Savoy
19/20

Restaurant Guy Savoy at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas is the only venue in the U.S. where diners can savor the contemporary cuisine of the celebrated French chef, who helped establish the "Nouvelle Cuisine" movement. See More

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Studio
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The Montage Laguna Beach resort is an ode to the sophisticated California lifestyle, and the French cuisine with California influences works wonderfully well at Studio. Chef de cuisine Benjamin Martinek carries forth the restaurant's exacting tradition of exquisitely plated dishes whose balanced composition draws inspiration from the best ingredients the world over. See More

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