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Best French Restaurants

Restaurant Guy Savoy, one of GAYOT's Best French Restaurants in Las Vegas

Wouldn't you agree that the French are most famous for their cuisine? Even the word "restaurant" has its origins in France. (It is derived from restaurer, meaning "to restore.")

If you can't make it to France, we've rounded up recommendations for top restaurants serving French cuisine near you. (And if you do journey to Paris, we've got you covered, too!)

Best French Food Near You

New York

Orange County, CA

Paris, France


Phoenix / Scottsdale

San Francisco

Virginia Suburbs (D.C.)

Washington, D.C.

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..

Best French Bistro Restaurants

A tray of escargots

Enjoy home-style French fare in a more casual setting at one of GAYOT's Best Bistros in Paris and other U.S. cities.

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