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Zagat’s Buzz Blog has posted a list of the best French Bistros in New York City, just in time for Bastille Day.If you’re looking to celebrate the holiday with classic French cuisine and wine, these are the best places to do so.
The list was compiled from the results of the 2011 Zagat New York City Restaurants Survey, which rated 2,115 restaurants reviewed by 40,569 respondents.
From ultra-sleek wine bars to savory côte de boeuf, these are the best French eateries in New York.
Zagat ranks restaurants on a 30-point scale based on food, decór, and service. Ratings of 26 to 30 are considered “extraordinary to perfection,” according to the company.
160 EAST 64TH STREET
Zagat Food Score: 25
This elegant Upper East French bistro is best known for its lavish decor, authentically Parisian atmosphere and elaborately prepared dishes.
Pioneered by restauranteer and world renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, this French staple offers everything from green pea soup to sirloin steak.
55 WEST 44TH STREET
Zagat Food Score: 25
Set in the heart of the theatre District, this chic French restaurant serves classic French dishes with a contemporary American twist.
One of Daniel Boulud's many acclaimed restaurants, this casual venue has a its lively ambiance, robust wine list, and seasonal menu compiled by Chef Laurent Kalkotour.
113 MACDOUGAL STREET
Zagat Food Score: 24
This beloved Greenwich Village restaurant has a rich history and menu.
Established in 1937, it was revamped by Keith McNally several years ago and has become one of the hottest venues in town. The eclectic menu has everything from oxtail and foie Gras terrine.
Zagat Food Score: 23
Daniel Boulud's modern restaurant adjacent to Lincoln centre boasts contemporary decor, delectable wines imported from the Rhône Valley and Burgandy, and creations of acclaimed chef Gilles Verot.
The main dining room is designed as a 'cave a vin,' creating an intimate seating area that segues into three private wine-themed dining rooms.
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