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The 5 Best French Restaurants Near St. Louis

Updated: May 2, 2022

Looking for the best French Cuisine? Be it cassoulet or French onion soup these St. Louis spots deliver! We analyzed the best review sites including diner and expert reviews for the top places for French Cuisine in St. Louis. 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

Brasserie by Niche

French, $$$, St. LouisFrench, $$$St. Louis, Central West End
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Three Best Rated

    3 Best French Restaurants in St Louis, MO

    Three Best Rated
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    2021 Best Romantic Restaurants in St. Louis Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

Cafe Provencal

French, $$, St. LouisFrench, $$St. Louis
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Three Best Rated

    3 Best French Restaurants in St Louis, MO

    Three Best Rated

Vin de Set

French, $$$, St. LouisFrench, $$$St. Louis, Downtown West
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
  • Three Best Rated

    3 Best French Restaurants in St Louis, MO

    Three Best Rated
  • Trip Savvy, 2020

    10 Most Romantic Restaurants in St. Louis

    Trip Savvy, 2020

If you travel further

The Crossing

French, $$$, ClaytonFrench, $$$Clayton
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

    2021 Best Romantic Restaurants in St. Louis Area

    Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life

Herbie's Restaurant

American, $$$, ClaytonAmerican, $$$Clayton
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

How does it work?

Finding the right French restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 5470 restaurants, and 153 lists and articles from top sources like Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life, Trip Savvy and Three Best Rated. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Gayot: The Guide to the Good Life - 2021 Best Romantic Restaurants in St. Louis Area, Trip Savvy - 10 Most Romantic Restaurants in St. Louis and Three Best Rated - 3 Best French Restaurants in St Louis, MO. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Frequently asked questions

Cafe la Vie, Brasserie by Niche, and Cafe Provencal are the highest-rated French restaurants for a quick lunch in St. Louis.

Cafe la Vie, Brasserie by Niche, and Cafe Provencal are some of the highest-rated late-night French spots in St. Louis.

There are 8 French restaurants in St. Louis.

Brasserie by Niche, Cafe Provencal, and Quincy Street Bistro are the highest-rated French restaurants that are good for groups in St. Louis.

Brasserie by Niche, Quincy Street Bistro, and Cyrano's are the highest-rated French restaurants for dessert in St. Louis.

Interesting facts

  • The traditional pot-au-feu

    pot-au-feu is a local favorite in France, and it’s so tasty because it’s made with beef stew!

  • Worth every penny?

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $7,000 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, macarons?

  • Think you can handle some salmon chowder?

    The name is Bob Shoudt, and they ate a ridiculous 23 pounds of salmon chowder in 6 minutes.

Parking in the area

Parking in St. Louis can be notoriously tough. 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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