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Where to Eat French in Atlanta

The ultimate list of French dishes and restaurants in Atlanta.

Tiny Lous
Photo credit: Courtesy Tiny Lou's
Tiny Lou's - Voted best French by Critics and Readers 2020


French restaurants are a bit scarce in Atlanta. Not sure if there is too much fried chicken in the diet or if Julia Childs didn't quite reach into the South far enough. That being said, there are some good options for French cuisine is you're willing to travel a bit. Here's our list of recommendations for French restaurants in Atlanta. For a list of the past winners of the Best of Atlanta for French restaurants go here.

 

The Best French Restaurant in Atlanta according to our Critics is:

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From Tiny Lou's website: The food at Tiny Lou’s reads like a rugged love letter to French-American coziness — something like what one might cook for a lover — giddy, profoundly satisfying, conspiratorial — as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin. Cooking like this is sometimes called comfort ... | more...

The Best French Restaurant in Atlanta according to our Readers is:

Business

From Tiny Lou's website: The food at Tiny Lou’s reads like a rugged love letter to French-American coziness — something like what one might cook for a lover — giddy, profoundly satisfying, conspiratorial — as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin. Cooking like this is sometimes called comfort ... | more...

Last Year's Critic's Choice for Best French Restaurant

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Traditional Alsatian dishes such as a superb onion tart and an equally superb berry tart. In between are a trio of tender spaetzle dishes, beef Burgundy and a slew of salmon entrees, all served in a small, charming, colorful dining room. | more...


 

French Dishes from our 100 Dishes List

Merguez sausage at Social

Available at Social
Honest, delicious food that reflects the Tunisian/French ancestry of Social's owners, this dish presents two merguez sausages, redolent of lamb and spices, over hearty, al dente lentils. Two meaty slices of grilled squash complete the dish, which feels like eating Mama's cooking if Mama were a way more cosmopolitan and interesting cook than she actually is. $19.
sausage    tunesian    french   

Omelette du jour at Bread & Butterfly

Available at Bread & Butterfly
A true French omelette is hard to find, but Bread & Butterfly’s version offers a direct flight to Paris. Silky on the outside, lush and creamy on the inside — all it takes is good farm eggs, equally good butter and pure old-school technique. Daily variations include the addition of fresh goat cheese or intense pesto, but any day is a good day for this eggy delight. $13.

Pate Du Chef at Cafe Alsace

Available at Cafe Alsace
Always on the menu, and there’s a reason for it! The Pâté du Chef is absolutely délicieux. A delectable mix of homemade chicken liver with just the right amount of bacon, shallot, walnut, and port for taste and texture, it’s served with cornichons and fresh baguette slices on the side. The perfect way to start a meal — or, make it a meal, we won’t tell!
appetizer    french   

Peanut butter French toast at Highland Bakery

Available at Highland Bakery - Midtown
If giants were real and they had a sweet tooth, they'd eat this indulgent creation. Bring a buddy or prepare for a severe sugar rush before sticking a fork into the two overgrown slices of massive challah bread slathered with peanut butter and encrusted with bran flakes, cut in half and swimming in a shallow pool of brown sugar butter and caramelized bananas. $8.99.

Wreck Fries at Wrecking Bar

Available at Wrecking Bar Brewpub
The best part about this big ol’ pile o’ fries is not the fact that they’re perfectly crisp and salty every time, or even that they’re served in a mini bucket on a tray covered in butcher paper for an easy-access feeding frenzy. It’s the quartet of house-made dipping sauces that comes alongside: classic ketchup, horseradish mustard, chili mayo and the crown jewel — Wrecking Bar’s take on green goddess dressing, made with buttermilk, basil, tarragon and anchovies. $6.
appetizer    small plate    side    french fries   

 

CL Recommends: French Restaurants

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Open since 1992, the restaurant has drawn a loyal following yet somehow manages to stay under the radar. The draw is rustic European fare. | more...

Restaurant

Traditional Alsatian dishes such as a superb onion tart and an equally superb berry tart. In between are a trio of tender spaetzle dishes, beef Burgundy and a slew of salmon entrees, all served in a small, charming, colorful dining room. | more...

Restaurant

This is the only free-standing restaurant in the Buckhead Atlanta development. They will showcase French fare and menu favorites from their original New York Location. Executive chef Julien Jouhannaud, who worked under Michelin star chef Alain Ducasse, oversees the "culinary direction" of the restau... | more...

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Ford Fry’s 8th Atlanta restaurant, Marcel, is located in the former Abattoir space at 1170 Howell Mill Road. The menu is described as being “influenced by old-school American steakhouses with French roots.” Inside, expect a “dark and glamorous 1920s-inspired aesthetic," with design elements such as ... | more...

Restaurant

A neighborhood bistro featuring classic comfort foods inspired by the cuisines of the American South, France and the Mediterranean.



Hours: Mon.-Sun., 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

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A fusion of Petite Auberge and Violette. The unassuming structure belies the peaceful interior where you can get high-quality French cuisine without breaking the bank. Dinner is just a few dollars more, but where else can you get a plate of coq au vin for less than eight bucks? | more...

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From Tiny Lou's website: The food at Tiny Lou’s reads like a rugged love letter to French-American coziness — something like what one might cook for a lover — giddy, profoundly satisfying, conspiratorial — as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin. Cooking like this is sometimes called comfort ... | more...
 




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