10 Best Atlanta Frech Restaurants for a Special Occasion or Just Because

Malika Harricharan

By , Local Expert, Atlanta
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Sometimes, the urge to have French food strikes, and nothing satisfies until you get it. When that happens, count on 10Best to point you in the direction of Atlanta's best French restaurants. We understand the desire to have a great meal, and we work hard to bring you the top places to eat in Atlanta. We vet restaurants carefully for quality, and when we recommend popular eateries like Anis Bistro or tell you that Atmosphère Restaurant gets good reader feedback, you can believe it. From Buckhead to Emory, we'll make sure you get - and eat - what's best.

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  • 1

    Floataway Café

    This is part of the Star Provisions restaurants, which are some of the best in the city.

    Local Expert Tip: "There are pizzas and pastas to satisfy picky eaters too. "

  • 2

    Anis Bistro

    Although the restaurant is chic and classy it also feels quite comfortable as if you were invited to a friend's house.

    Local Expert Tip: "The patio is lovely. Opt for patio dining whenever possible. "

  • 3

    Bistro Niko

    Part of the Buckhead Life Restaurant Group, this is a beautifully appointed restaurant for group dining or a special occasion.

    Local Expert Tip: "The noise level can be quite high, so may not be the best option for a romantic evening. "

  • 4

    Babette's Café

    Not only is the dinner good, but they also do a fabulous brunch.

    Local Expert Tip: "The country french decor is so romantic, many Atlanta couples have gotten engaged here."

  • 5

    Cafe Alsace

    The restaurant in a quaint little spot, only holds about 30 people, but has a loyal following.

    Local Expert Tip: "They sell pate by the pound. "

  • 6

    Petite Auberge

    • Cuisine: French
    • Neighborhood: North Druid Hills Road

    This has been a staple as far as French restaurants in Atlanta,

    Local Expert Tip: "They recently started selling their own line of gourmet olive oils an vinegars. "

  • 7

    Le Giverny Bistro

    This cozy restaurant features produce and meats from locally sourced vendors.

    Local Expert Tip: "They often host special dinners in honor of French cultural events. "

  • 8

    Atmosphère Restaurant

    This converted home in the Ansley Park neighborhood is cute but the cuisine is serious business.

    Local Expert Tip: "Pre-fix menus $15 for lunch and $25 or $35 for Dinner Tuesday to Thursday "

  • 9


    • Cuisine: French
    • Average Main Course Price: $30
    • Neighborhood: Buford Highway

    There is a charming pianist at the entrance to the warm lighting and cozy atmosphere.

    Local Expert Tip: "There is a great happy hour which features drink specials and specially priced appetizers. "

  • 10

    Douceur de France

    There are always many French patrons here, lending to the authenticity of this restaurant.

    Local Expert Tip: "Make sure to get there early as the restaurant closes at 6."



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