Top Restaurants in Philadelphia to Make a French Connection

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 some of Philadelphia's best French restaurants. We get those cravings, too. We understand the desire to have a great meal, and we work hard to bring you information on the top places to eat in Philadelphia. We vet restaurants carefully for quality, and when we recommend popular eateries like Bistro St. Tropez or tell you that Bibou gets good reader feedback, you can believe it. From Center City to South Philly, we'll make sure you get - and eat - what's best. Whether you're looking to head out to celebrate a special event or simply want a meal with a friend that's done right, this city's got choices you can count on. Grab an entree, dive into an appetizer or savor a dessert at any of these venues and you're sure to be back for more.



This BYO bistro serves up French-inspired cuisine to South Philadelphia diners looking for a fresh alternative to fine dining. Chef Nicholas Elmi, who has cooked at other top Philadelphia restaurants like Le Bec Fin, fills his menu with just...  Read More

Outside the city


What could be more quaint than taking a drive through the picturesque Bucks County countryside to an 18th century stone barn which is on the National Historic Register to have a delicious dinner? This restaurant is a wonderful place to enjoy a...  Read More



Fine artwork, warm lighting, wine and bistro fare combine to produce the casual sophistication of Vintage wine bar. Classic dishes like escargot and steak frites can be found on the menu, but there are also constantly changing daily specials...  Read More



This darling little restaurant is the perfect eatery for folks looking to fit a delicious French meal into their schedules. Start with a traditional baguette or a piece of olive bread (with real olives), treat yourself to a starter like steak...  Read More



Chef Townsend Wentz has been around the block a bit when it comes to the restaurant business. His latest project offers diners a French experience with a distinctively upscale environment. The place isn't stuffy, however, but rather comfortably...  Read More



While many restaurants may serve French food, few, if any, ever come close to recreating the entire experience of eating in France. Stephen Starr's Parc Brasserie manages to transport diners back to the old world cafes along the Seine. Details...  Read More



Elegant yet unpretentious, this traditional neighborhood bistro offers fresh, flavorful fare that takes patrons on a sensory stroll through the French countryside. In a quiet candlelit garden, the superb staff delivers ceramic wine pitchers,...  Read More



Lauded as one of the nation's best French bistros, this quaint, cash-only BYOB is well deserving of the countless glowing reviews bestowed upon its warm, personalized service and exceptional cuisine. French-born chef Pierre Calmels performs ...  Read More



At LaCroix you can build your own bloody Mary or allow yourself to be treated to a sparkling cocktail while dining on graceful Sunday buffet brunch entrees and salads like edamame hummus with naan bread; assorted caviar and house-cured...  Read More



Beau Monde is crazy for crepes! Though this beautifully decorated eatery serves appetizers and salads as well, the crepes are the main attraction. And they aren't just for dessert. For dinner, try a buckwheat crepe stuffed with herbs and chicken...  Read More