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The 15 Best French Restaurants In Boston

Updated: October 10, 2022

Love French bistros and fresh baguette? Then you should know Boston boasts some great French dining options. We analyzed the best review sites including diner and expert reviews for the top places for French Cuisine in Boston. If you're craving escargot or a fresh salad nicoise one of these Boston venues will have the answer.

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Mistral

French, $$$, Back BayFrench, $$$Boston, Back Bay
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

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  • Hoodline, 2019

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Ma Maison

French, $$, Beacon HillFrench, $$Boston, Beacon Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • Trip 101, 2018

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Aquitaine

French, $$, South EndFrench, $$Boston, South End
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

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    USA Today
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

Frenchie Wine Bistro

French, $$$, South EndFrench, $$$Boston, South End
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • Trip 101, 2018

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    Trip 101, 2018

Bistro du Midi

French, $$$, Back BayFrench, $$$Boston, Back Bay
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • City Seeker

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    City Seeker
  • Hoodline, 2020

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Menton

French, $$$$, South BostonFrench, $$$$Boston, South Boston
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Trip 101, 2018

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    Trip 101, 2018
  • Eater, 2016

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    Eater, 2016

No. 9 Park

French, $$$$, Beacon HillFrench, $$$$Boston, Beacon Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • Trip 101, 2018

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    Trip 101, 2018

Brasserie

French, $$, South EndFrench, $$Boston, South End
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2022

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Deuxave

French, $$$$, Back BayFrench, $$$$Boston, Back Bay
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Trip 101, 2018

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    Trip 101, 2018
  • Eater, 2012

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    Eater, 2012

The Elephant Walk

Cambodian, $$, South EndCambodian, $$Boston, South End
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Trip 101, 2019

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    Trip 101, 2019

Grand Tour

French, $$, Back BayFrench, $$Boston, Back Bay
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2022

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    Thrillist, 2022
  • TimeOut, 2022

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Publico Street Bistro & Garden

American, $$, South BostonAmerican, $$Boston, South Boston
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2016

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  • Infatuation

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    Infatuation

Troquet on South

French, $$$, Leather DistrictFrench, $$$Boston, Leather District
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • TimeOut, 2022

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    TimeOut, 2022
  • Thrillist, 2022

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    Thrillist, 2022

Petit Robert Bistro

French, $$, South EndFrench, $$Boston, South End
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

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Coquette

French, $$$, South BostonFrench, $$$Boston, South Boston
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • Thrillist, 2022

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Why is this list better than others?

Finding the right French restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 15185 restaurants in Boston, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 1052 lists and articles from experts at Thrillist and more. All with some boam magic. For example, we considered Thrillist - The Absolute Best Brunches in Boston, Thrillist - The 23 Most Romantic Restaurants in Boston and Thrillist - Everywhere You Need to Eat in Boston Right Now as we sourced this ultimate list. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

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