2021: Manhattan Voted Amelie Best French Restaurant!
22 W 8th St
(212) 533-2962 – https://www.ameliewinebar.com/west-village
Amelie started as an idea amongst two friends. Since then, it has grown to two of locations, including a West Village location. The restaurants have a modern design that fuses American Urban with Parisian Chic. Here customers can enjoy quality wine at low prices paired with food with an international flair. The menu contains a variety of French classics, they even have the ever popular charcuterie boards which are a perfect pairing for a bottle of wine. If you are looking for something a little more filling, they also have entrees like mussels served with a white wine sauce and steak served with french fries. Whether planning a romantic date or a fun night out with friends Amelie has you covered.
2020: Manhattan Voted La Bonne Soupe Best French Restaurant!
La Bonne Soupe
48 W 55th St
(212) 586-7650 – www.labonnesoupe.com
Despite its name, La Bonne Soupe is much more than just a soup restaurant. The bistro, cafe and restaurant offers an extensive menu of French favorites including appetizers, entrees and wines and cocktails. The restaurant’s name also translates to “the good life”, which came from an avant-garde 1950s comedy that ran in Paris. Owner Jean-Paul Picot opened the restaurant in 1973 on 55th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Starters include traditional French favorites like salmon tartare, Escargot de Bourgogne and beet and goat cheese salad. Order entrees like steak pommes frites (steak served with french fries), les moules dijonnaise (mussels in a dijon mustard sauce) and poulet rôti (oven-baked chicken breast). Specialties include a tasty quiche Lorraine made with ham and the restaurant’s world-famous French onion soup topped with melted Gruyere cheese.