HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >

Discussion

French restaurant in Soho

My husband's client is coming into town and specifically requested to have dinner at a French restaurant in Soho this week. Besides Balthazar, are there any hidden gems you can offer up?

Thanks so much in advance!!!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. Take him to Savoy. Not exactly French, but it sounds like it and has a wonderful, bistro-like feel w/fireplace, and excellent food.

        1. Raoul's all the way. A fixture for decades for a reason.

          1. I wouldn't recommend Raoul's for a typical business dinner.

            1. I like Bistro Les Amis at the corner of Thompson and Spring Street.

              1. How is Provence these days?

                And can you go to Tribeca? Montrachet is still outstanding.

                3 Replies
                1. re: Treece

                  Provence has closed. It has been bought by the owners of Five Points/Cookshop and will be redone and reopened by them.

                  1. re: Treece

                    Provence is actually under new ownership, per the NYT. Haven't heard any reports about the effects on quality yet.

                  2. Raoul's is definitely my pick. It's been around for over 25 years, and the food is consistently top-notch. They have a spectacular wine list(about 15 pages I believe), as well as a very knowledgeable bartender that makes some killer martinis and manhattans.
                    Make your reservation as soon as possible: they book up days in advance. Savoy is not typical French, but the food is absolutely wonderful and there's a beautiful fireplace in winter.

                    1. yes to savoy

                      for something more along the lines of a bistro try jean claude. small and sweet

                      1. Mercer Kitchen is always a good choice, even if it is not traditional french food.