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Four of the Best French Restaurants in Boston

French cuisine is one of the most loved in the world and Bostonians are lucky to have some great restaurants to give them a taste of the best dishes from this part of the world. If you are down in Boston this week and if you have a penchant for la bonne nourriture (that means good food) from France, these are some places to visit.

Craigie On Main

Experience the wondrous dishes created by Boston Best Chef Tony Maws at Craigie on Main and you will leave with some lasting impressions of his culinary skills. Maws has also earned the title of America’s Best New Chef, so expect to be pleasantly surprised when you dine at this restaurant. One of the specialties of the restaurant’s menu is that it uses locally sourced, best of the best, fresh ingredients and this definitely reflects in the unique tastes it manages to create. Keep in mind that its tasting menus and a la carte menus are changed every day, so you can pay as many visits as you want without getting bored of the food.

L’Espalier

L’Espalier is another great place to go French where Chef Frank McClelland presents his modern twist on French cuisine with great flair. This restaurant may be on the expensive side, but the its never-ending list of awards and accolades tell you that the pricier menu is well justified. The
latest from this restaurant is its brand new tasting menu that is ‘inspired by the season’. Expect to see some innovative use of season fresh New England ingredients here that are combined to create some interesting variations on age-old French recipes.

Lumière

Whether you like to keep your dinner simple or want to satisfy your sophisticated palate, Lumière is a good choice. The in-house creations at the cocktail bar are one of the most attractive features of this restaurant apart from its fantastic food. The menu is changed every night since this restaurant too believes in using only the freshest produce sourced from local farms. If you are particularly keen on dining at restaurants with an excellent ambiance, this is just the place for you.

Bistro du Midi

The cozy environment and the friendly staff  will remind you of home and that’s exactly what Bistro du Midi  aims to do. It has special events lined up all through the year to give you a varied culinary experience, so keep an eye out for upcoming ‘features’ at this restaurant. If you love seafood, you are sure to enjoy Executive Chef Partner Robert Sisca’s unique take on the dishes.

The restaurant often has some weekday discounts as well as pre-theater discounts, so make sure you check these out before you decide on dropping in at the Bistro du Midi.
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