Do you love French food? We do too, and that's why we dedicate ourselves to finding the best places to enjoy French cuisine in Long Island. We've diligently scouted out the top eateries, and we've listened to our readers and their reviews of Long Island restaurants. We share the places that get great buzz, like Kitchen à Bistro, and we showcase the ones that have proven themselves over time, like Le Soir. We also point out good neighborhoods for French restaurants in the Long Island - St. James area, for instance. When the craving hits, we'll make sure you get your fix!

Le Soir


Rated among the South Shore's top restaurants, this Bayport bistro specializes in traditional French fare, and its top-notch service and wine list never fail to impress. The dining room has the ambience of a quaint country inn, so diners feel...  Read More

Louis XVI


One of LI's most highly acclaimed restaurants, Louis XVI boasts a waitstaff dressed to the nines, opulent decor reminiscent of a French palace, and breathtaking views of the Great South Bay. First courses include canape of sautéed duck foie...  Read More

Stone Creek Inn


Located in the former Ambassador Inn, this elegant French-Med restaurant features the cuisine of owner-chef Christian Mir, once the Executive Sous-chef at Tavern on the Green. Fresh fish and seafood highlight the menu, and each entree is paired...  Read More

Kitchen à Bistro


Discriminating taste buds relish the creative fare served at this diminutive dining room. Chefs at work in the open kitchen form the focal point of the spartan interior. Impeccable dishes range from a choice of fresh fish to unusual concoctions...  Read More



Mirabelle, near Stony Brook Harbor, features the celebrated cuisine of owner-chef Guy Reuge, who hails from Normandy. Upscale yet unpretentious, the main dining room is simply and unobtrusively decorated, allowing diners to focus on the food...  Read More

La Plage


It's worth driving to this quiet North Shore village to enjoy a meal at La Plage. Contemporary and unpretentious, the main dining room boasts local artwork, and large windows look out over the sandy, wind-swept shoreline. Entrees like honey and...  Read More



One of Long Island's more renowned restaurants, Barney's firmly stands on two principles: provide guests an elegant setting and serve traditional French fare that's nothing short of sublime. The menu is revised each season, so diners are always...  Read More



A Manhasset stalwart since the Nixon years, La Coquille and its traditional French cuisine always manage to please regional and national critics alike. The dining room, contemporary and elegant, boasts original French Impressionist artwork. The...  Read More