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The 11 Best French Restaurants In Philadelphia

Updated: June 28, 2022

Dreaming of soufflé and Boeuf bourguignon? These French restaurants in Seattle will make your dreams come true! We analyzed the best review sites including diner and expert reviews for the top places for French Cuisine in Philadelphia. Start the day with a Croque Madame or finish it with Champagne, whatever you're after you will find it below.

Find the perfect French restaurant

Bistrot La Minette

French, $$$, Queen VillageFrench, $$$Philadelphia, Queen Village
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    5 best French spots to check out in Philadelphia

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Eater, 2020

    Philly’s 11 Essential French Restaurants

    Eater, 2020

Laurel

French, $$$$, East PassyunkFrench, $$$$Philadelphia, East Passyunk
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    5 best French spots to check out in Philadelphia

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

    2022 Best French Restaurants in Philadelphia Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

Parc

French, $$$, RittenhouseFrench, $$$Philadelphia, Rittenhouse
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    5 best French spots to check out in Philadelphia

    Hoodline, 2019
  • U-Nation, 2021

    Plan a Date Night at These 8 French Restaurants in Philadelphia

    U-Nation, 2021

The Good King Tavern

French, $$, Bella VistaFrench, $$Philadelphia, Bella Vista
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2020

    Philly’s 11 Essential French Restaurants

    Eater, 2020
  • City Seeker

    Best French in Philadelphia

    City Seeker

Caribou Cafe

French, $$, Washington SquareFrench, $$Philadelphia, Washington Square
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.0
  • U-Nation, 2021

    Plan a Date Night at These 8 French Restaurants in Philadelphia

    U-Nation, 2021
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

    2022 Best French Restaurants in Philadelphia Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, 2022

Louie Louie

French, $$, University CityFrench, $$Philadelphia, University City
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • U-Nation, 2021

    Plan a Date Night at These 8 French Restaurants in Philadelphia

    U-Nation, 2021
  • Eater, 2019

    Where to Eat Around Penn and Drexel

    Eater, 2019

Vintage Wine Bar

French, $$, Washington SquareFrench, $$Philadelphia, Washington Square
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    Best French Restaurants in Philadelphia

    USA Today
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Celebrate Bastille Day with some of Philadelphia's top French fare

    Hoodline, 2019

Jean-Georges Philadelphia

French, $$$$, Logan SquareFrench, $$$$Philadelphia, Logan Square
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Deep-fried French toast and more: What's trending on Philadelphia's food scene?

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Are these trending Philadelphia restaurants on your radar?

    Hoodline, 2019

Bar Poulet

French, $$, RittenhouseFrench, $$Philadelphia, Rittenhouse
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

The Wayward

American, $$, Washington SquareAmerican, $$Philadelphia, Washington Square
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2021

    Where to Celebrate Valentine’s Day In Philly

    Eater, 2021

LeBus East Falls

American, $$, East FallsAmerican, $$Philadelphia, East Falls
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

How did these spots get chosen?

Figuring out the best French restaurants can take awhile. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 16402 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 770 lists and articles from Eater and Hoodline and others were carefully reviewed by boam. Don’t bother looking for Eater - Where to Celebrate Valentine’s Day In Philly, Hoodline - Are these trending Philadelphia restaurants on your radar? and Eater - Where to Eat Around Penn and Drexelwe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. These ten options are sure to delight.

Questions & answers

Laurel, Lacroix Restaurant at The Rittenhouse, and Bistrot La Minette are some of the highest-rated late-night French spots in Philadelphia.

Laurel, Lacroix Restaurant at The Rittenhouse, and Bistrot La Minette are the highest-rated upscale restaurants for French cuisine in Philadelphia.

Laurel, Lacroix Restaurant at The Rittenhouse, and Bistrot La Minette are the highest-rated French restaurants for a date night in Philadelphia.

The highest-rated French restaurants for delivery in Philadelphia are Louie Louie, Parc, and The Good King Tavern.

Lacroix Restaurant at The Rittenhouse, Bistrot La Minette, and Louie Louie are the highest-rated French restaurants that are good for groups in Philadelphia.

Factoids

  • A classic dish

    The delicious, renowned dish pot-au-feu needs to be had if you take a trip to France!

  • Think you love salmon chowder

    Are you a fan of salmon chowder? The current record for eating the most salmon chowder is 23 pounds in only 6! Do you love salmon chowder enough to beat this record?

  • The priciest dish

    The most expensive macarons costs a whopping$7,000! Would you be willing to pay$7,000 for a fancy Macaroons Haute Couture?

Parking information

Finding parking in Philadelphia can be tricky, especially if you are going out for food. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen French spot.

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