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Moderate priced French?

Anyone have any suggestions for a french restaurants that are decently priced and have a good atmosphere for a younger group? Budget is about $50 each including drinks and neighborhood doesn't really matter too much. Thanks!

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  1. La Lunchonette [sic] on 10th Avenue in Chelsea.

    1. Jules; check other GV sites-- frankly, I've begun to think this is not the best place, i.e., NYC, to look for what you ask. There are a number of completely all right moderately priced French bistros, but not showcase restaurants as such. Am interested to hear what other Chowhounds have to say about this.
      Thanks!

      1. We love <a href="http://luciennyc.com/&gt;Lucien&lt;/a> in the East Village - modest price, traditional but always good bistro fare in a great space and location.

        1. Try
          La Mirabelle,
          102 W 86th St (@ Columbus Ave)
          New York, NY 10024
          (212) 496-0458
          Good food, relaxed atmosphere, low key.

          1. Gavroche on 14th Street. Good food, lovely garden, charming hostess. You can check out their menu online.

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            1. re: lisette

              Second the suggestion for La Mirabelle. We find it very much like bistros in France...understated but traditional preparation.

              1. re: hopegoode

                I also like La Mirabelle, but I would also suggest Capsouto Freres downtown on Washinton street. It's not exactly a 'young crowd' but the room is beautiful and the neighborhood is pretty cool.