Little wonder that one of the most vibrant cities in the world has one of the best and most diverse restaurant scenes, with getting on for a staggering 27,000 eateries at the last count (according to Crain’s New York). Thankfully the food inspectors at Michelin have done much of the hard work for us by trying out the best of the best… here are their six top-rated French restaurants in NYC according to the 2020 Michelin Guide.
Of course, check with the restaurants as most are taking advance bookings only and some are only open for takeout due to the Covid-19 restrictions.
566 Amsterdam Ave., New York, 10024, United States
Rating: Bib Gourmand
What the Michelin inspectors said…
From the French chefs, staff and owners, to that nation’s culinary favourites (moules, but of course!), Amelie is the embodiment of that winsome neighbourhood bistro of your dreams.
The postage stamp-sized restaurant radiates with warmth, so settle in with a glass of wine before perusing the menu—it’s scattered with delicacies alongside as an ever-changing roster of specials. A perfect sphere of goat cheese rolled in crushed pistachios and drizzled with honey starts things off right. Then move on to the delicate, Southern France-inspired ravioli filled with Comté and a blend of cheeses in a heady vegetable-based broth. Since prices are as palatable as the dishes, throw in truffle slices for a luxe accompaniment and you have a signature-in-the-making.
We want to try…
Steak bordelaise with truffle-potato gratin, watercress salad and a bordelaise sauce ($36).
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