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  1. restaurant review
    Libertine Is New York’s Bistro du JourOur new critic lands a near-impossible reservation.
  2. openings
    French Bistro Marian’s Opens in the West VillageChef Christian Rowan cooked at Bouley and Le Bernardin.
  3. best of new york
    The Absolute Best French Restaurants in New YorkThe places to go for grand, old-style Parisian service, elaborate sauces (and flower arrangements), and puffy dessert soufflés.
  4. restaurant review
    Rocco DiSpirito Makes a Nostalgic Return to the Kitchen at the Standard GrillThe TV chef is back with a carefully orchestrated menu of cream-drenched pastas, white-jacket service, and old-fashioned steaks and chops.
  5. restaurant review
    Benno Is Technically Precise, Anti-Fad, and Refreshingly RefinedFormer Per Se and Lincoln chef Jonathan Benno finds his own culinary voice at his eponymous restaurant at the Evelyn Hotel.
  6. the dish
    Bistro Pierre Lapin Wants to Change Your Mind About Aspic“Dishes like eggs in aspic don’t get the respect they deserve,” says Harold Moore, whose oeuf en gelée is made with pork hocks.
  7. rip
    World-renowned Chef Joël Robuchon Has DiedThe French chef was 73.
  8. restaurant review
    La Mercerie Conveys You Straight to France Without the Packing or the Jet LagMarie-Aude Rose’s new café has that classically French combination of first-class ingredients and technique and a kind of elevated, homespun care.
  9. restaurant review
    Frenchette’s Confident Takes on Timeworn Classics Brim With Creativity, FinesseThe menu is filled with carefully rendered dishes drawn from the old French canon, which others might consider too quirky, expensive, or laborious.
  10. rip
    Paul Bocuse Has DiedThe legendary chef and pioneer of nouvelle cuisine was 91.
  11. closings
    Downtown French Favorite Rebelle Is Closing This WeekThis was Daniel Eddy’s first New York restaurant.
  12. restaurant review
    At Le Coucou, Paris’s Most Famous American Chef Cooks Classic FrenchDaniel Rose brings elevated bistro cooking and impressive technique to an ambitious New York setting.
  13. Openings
    First Look at ChevalierThe charcuterie is made in-house, and pastry chef David Carmichael is baking his own baguettes.
  14. Openings
    Le District’s Beaubourg Brasserie Is the Newest Hot Spot for French FoodExpect frog legs, braised veal, seared scallops, and steak-frites.
  15. Chef Shuffles
    David Feau Replaces Remi Lauvand As The New Executive Chef at Le KaOne respected French chef is followed to this Downtown restaurant by another.
  16. Openings
    Ludo Lefebvre Opens Trois Mec This Thursday With Non-Refundable, Pre-SaleThe restaurant will be L.A.’s first to ensure parties arrive at the risk of not getting their money back.
  17. Fever For Lefebvre
    What To Expect at Ludo Lefebvre, Jon Shook, and Vinny Dotolo’s Trois MecThe French chef foresees a $70 set menu based on the Parisian bistronomie movement.
  18. Empire Building
    L’Amande French Bakery Expanding to Beverly HillsThe South Bay boulangerie will bring its crossaints and croque madame to Santa Monica Blvd. this June.
  19. Foodievents
    How to Get Tickets Today To Le Grand Fooding Crush, Coming April 26 and 27 toWe have an exclusive link to pre-sale tickets, two weeks before the public can bite.
  20. Reopenings
    Mignon Reopens With Bistro MenuTim Carey, chef at the owner’s Papilles, is overseeing dishes like pork shoulder garbure and baked eggs en cocotte.
  21. Openings
    Kerry Simon’s SimonLA Closes at The Sofitel, Reopens As EstérelThe new restaurant serves French and Mediterranean under hotel chef Marius Blin.
  22. Reopenings
    El Encanto Reopening in Santa Barbara With Former Daniel Chef de CuisineThe French chef learned his chops with two Michelin men in Burgundy, recently opening Peter in Tokyo.
  23. Coming Soon
    Jean-Francois Meteigner on Tour of Duty in VietnamThe La Cachette chef-owner will return to L.A. in a year to bring his French-Asian fusion to a small restaurant.
  24. Openings
    Coco Laurent Sashays Into DowntownFrench standards are being prepared by Paris chef Guillaume Jouvet.
  25. Ch-ch-ch-changes
    Guy Gabriele Plans To Hand Cafe Pierre to ‘The Next Generation’After 35 years, changes may be afoot at the Manhattan Beach Frenchie.
  26. Openings
    Dominique’s Kitchen Opens in Redondo BeachFormerly of Taix and Morel’s, Dominique Theval is serving French classics at a reasonable price point.
  27. Let’s Do Brunch
    Ba Begins Brunch in Highland ParkJames Graham’s dishes include traditional and creative French fare.
  28. The Name Game
    Madame Chou Chou Becomes Cafe NoirThe concept is going from “upscale dining” to neighborhood “bistro,” under the same chef that earned it a steady following.
  29. Fever for Lefebvre
    Loose Talk Turns Ludo Into The Next Colonel SandersA widely regurgitated report leads to rampant speculation.
  30. Openings
    Elia Aboumrad and Pastry Chef Uyen Nguyen Opening Gorge Charcuterie and Wine BarThe two talents, one of whom worked under Robuchon, the other under Guy Savoy, met ten years ago while training in Paris.
  31. Closings
    After Thirteen Years, Lilly’s Closing on Abbot-KinneyThe Abbot Kinney veteran insists the closure is “not a sad thing,” while we know where salvation for everyday French food is to be found.
  32. Let Them Eat Foie
    French Brasserie Offers Free Foie Gras to Californians With IDProvence’s Bistrot des Alpilles is giving away a first course to Left Coasters with their papers in order.
  33. Prix-Fixes
    ‘Lazy Tuesdays’ Begin at Bagatelle; ‘Sunday Suppers’ Start at Mercato di VetroTwo new deals at West Hollywood Europeans take their names from the days of the week.
  34. Openings
    Pichet Pops-Up at B1 Breadshop in VeniceChef Ryan Fowler is preparing Provencal cuisine with local product, with dishes priced at twelve dollars or under.
  35. Julia Child
    Julia Child Celebrated at Jar, Tavern, and Kendall’s BrasserieChefs Suzanne Tracht, Suzanne Goin, and Jean Paul Bosc feel a kinship with the great cook.
  36. Openings
    B1 Breadshop Brings Organic French Bread and Pastry to VeniceThe new retail location serves fresh, daily-baked bread and pastries, plus a limited menu of sandwiches and salads.
  37. User’s Guide
    Bastille Day: Seven Spots to Get Your Bag(uette) OnLive music, food, an drink deals abound at our French-aligned restaurant and bars this weekend.
  38. The New Kid
    Rodell Reviews The Hits and Misses at Maison GiraudFortunately for the French chef, the mistakes appear fixable.
  39. Openings
    Industriel Opens in Downtown, Turning Back-Breaking Farmwork TrendyThe menu leans French and locavore, with goat gnocchi, house-baked breads, and marrow with tongue and cheek.
  40. Fit Foodies
    David Lebovitz Explains Staying Skinny in PareeIncludes bike riding and M&M’s.
  41. Openings
    What to Eat at Faux Pas Bistro, Now Soft-Open on Third St.Both the menu and the Spacecraft space split the difference between casual and elegant.
  42. Let’s Do Brunch
    Bagatelle Finally Accepts Its Boozy Brunch Fate, Starting May 12The restaurant has green eggs and ham, punch bowls, and yep, a menu solely for Champagne.
  43. TV Land
    Boulud, Ducasse, and Savoy Take Los Angeles, Share a Bowl of Gummy BearsThe three French chefs are in town to shoot Masterchef and tweet a lot.
  44. Totally Worth the Drive
    Totally Worth the Drive: Skate Wing in Brown Butter at Cliff’s EdgeThe James Beard nominee updates the classic bistro dish raie au beurre noir.
  45. Mixocalypse
    What Sam Ross Will Serve With Joel Black and Julian Cox at Comme Ca Next WeekThe drinks are meant to showcase new spring bistronomy dishes inspired by a recent trip to Paris.
  46. Chef Shuffles
    Cafe des Artistes Owner Jean Pierre Bosc Joins Kendall’s BrasserieThe chef worked under Paul Bocuse and is a veteran of Jean Paul Lacombe’s Leon de Lyon.
  47. Openings
    Houston Brothers Take on Aphrodisiacs and Champagne Cocktails at Pour Vous,The brothers show respect for the big owners who came before them to the Melrose space.
  48. Art Bites
    David Feau Lunches With Monet at The RoyceThe Royce chef plans a series of meals inspired by and dedicated to French artists.
  49. Let’s Do Brunch
    What to Eat for Brunch at Cliff’s EdgeBenjamin Bailly’s selection skews European, with Nutella-filled French toast, croque monsiuer, and pasta dishes.
  50. The Other Critics
    Virbila Dubs Papilles The Leader of L.A.’s Bistronomics PackSherry sees a future in the spread of the Parisian bistronomics movement in L.A.
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