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Old 07-30-2014, 06:12 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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I was reading an article by TL on where the best French restaurants are in the US. So far we've discussed the best Thai, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, and seafood. So what cities have the best options for French food? Thinking of.....

French bakeries
French bistros/cafes
Brasserie
Exceptional French culinary

Best French Restaurants in the U.S. - Articles | Travel + Leisure
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Old 07-30-2014, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Where is there enough influence to make such an impact?

I'll nominate 2 shoe-ins: New York and San Francisco. New Orleans maybe.
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:35 PM
 
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Where is there enough influence to make such an impact?
Perhaps those with knowledge and experience of French cuisine would know. Can't be that hard to generate discussion of French food in the US. I suppose if Montreal/Quebec City were included they would dominate even though the Quebecois have their own spin on the culinary scene. I'm just genuinely interested to know what American cities have at least a following of noteworthy French cuisine.
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:15 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Albuquerque has close to a dozen if you include bakery/patisseries. But I wouldn't consider this a 'French food town' per se.

Off the top of my head, Le Cafe Miche, P'tit Louis, La Crepe Michel, Chez Axel, Crepe Centrale, Emilies, and there are a few others. There are also some French/Spanish, and French/American places that either have a mixed menu or use French technique in New American style dishes.
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Old 07-31-2014, 06:45 AM
 
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I was reading an article by TL on where the best French restaurants are in the US. So far we've discussed the best Thai, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, and seafood. So what cities have the best options for French food? Thinking of.....

French bakeries
French bistros/cafes
Brasserie
Exceptional French culinary

Best French Restaurants in the U.S. - Articles | Travel + Leisure
Anyone with any experience traveling the US knows that NYC is hands down the home of the most density/quality in terms of restaurants and the food scene in general. Any arguments otherwise are primarily based on hometown boosters or having personal issues with NYC.
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Old 07-31-2014, 01:44 PM
 
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I would guess New Orleans as number one and New York City as number two.
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Old 07-31-2014, 01:49 PM
 
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I would guess New Orleans as number one and New York City as number two.
makes sense (and Montreal am sure too)

I have also had very good French in SF and maybe will be called a homer but Philly has a long history of very good French as well from Le Bec Fin days to place like Bibou today
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Old 07-31-2014, 02:32 PM
 
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Did you know that France colonized Vietnam for 50 years and greatly influenced Southern Vietnamese Cuisine. Banh My - Vietnamese sandwich with liver pate, ham and egg yolk mayonnaise , Bo Kho - beef stew with carrot and lemongrass, and many cakes are signature Vietnamese - French fusion dishes.

Search on Yelp and Visit a small Vietnamese Bakery or a medium size Vietnamese restaurant , you will be surprised ^ ^

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Old 07-31-2014, 03:43 PM
 
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New Orleans, New York City, San Francisco come to mind at first.
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Old 07-31-2014, 05:28 PM
 
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New Orleans is not French. It is mainly touristy. Other than that, Cajun and Creole. Cajun is an offshoot of French. The real Cajun is the area around Lafayette.

A lot of French can be found in upper NE, including NY.
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