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Nov 4, 2007 03:34 PM

French Speaking Waitstaff at a French Restaurant/Brasserie?

I'm looking for a French Restaurant (not too expensive) that has a French-speaking wait-staff. Any suggestions?

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  1. What about Raoul's or Chez Jacqueline? Both in the village. I haven't been to Raouls in a while but Chez Jacqueline is excellent. I believe the owner and waiters speak French.

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    1. re: jackieparis

      The owner/hostess at Chez Jacqueline spoke French, but I'm not so certain about the waiters. The waiters at the 17th Street location of La Petite Abeille do speak French with one of them necessarily speaking it if you do not want to put up with his halting English.

    2. Last time I was at Gascogne, the wait staff were all French. But that was the summer, so maybe they were seasonal.

      1. Cosette, the teensy bistro on 33rd, b/t Lex & 3rd, has a French owner, and the wait staff is usually French-speaking -- at least, that was the case with the two servers who took care of us when we were there last night. I also heard patrons at a couple of tables speaking French.

        1. We've eaten at Jules, at St. Marks Place, a couple of times in the past month. I don't know about all the staff, but our both times we were there, our waitress was a native French-speaker.

          1. Pere Pinard. Most Definitely.