Cafe D’Alsace in the east 80s looks like other French bistros in this city. It’s feels both formal and European, with big windows everywhere and wicker chairs on the sidewalk. But the Alsatian food they make here isn’t something you’ll find at most restaurants in that category. From a big vat of potatoes with homemade sauerkraut, to sausages and a casserole with lamb and oxtail, there’s a ton of German-French dishes here you may have never tried before. And if you’re at all interested, this place has one of the better imported beer lists we’ve seen in any restaurant in NYC.
More spots in Upper East SideSee more
Sushi Seki Upper East Side
Open late and always excellent, Sushi Seki Upper East Side is our favorite sushi restaurant in NYC. Sit at the counter and order piece by piece.
It’s time to up your Indian food game. We really can’t get enough of this place. The food at Om is authentic, light, and incredibly good.
More French spotsSee more
St Tropez Soho
The Soho location of St Tropez, a French spot with a bunch of small plates and wines by the glass, works for drinks and a light bite with a date.
Le Crocodile is a French restaurant in the bottom of the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. Stop by, eat some chicken, and admire the high ceilings.
Tournesol is a French small plates restaurant in Long Island City that’s ideal for casual date night.
Suggested by our writers
Raoul’s has been a Soho institution since the '70s. If you can’t have a good time at this French bistro, you probably can’t have a good time anywhere.
Frenchette is an upscale French bistro in Tribeca. Think of it as an updated version of The Odeon or Balthazar.
Balthazar is a Soho institution - a French bistro that will get the job done for almost any situation.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more