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French for Friday

Hi folks. My mom is coming into town and she loves French cuisine. She lives up in Maine, so the selection she has is pretty much nil. At any rate, just looking for some ideas in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville or Brookline for French restaurants that you think are worth going to. We have done Petit Robert and Gaslight in the past so some place we haven't gone together would be good. I also don't wish to go to Mistral as I was there a few weeks ago. Some people suggested Pigalle & Hamersley's. I'd love to hear your ideas! Thanks!

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Pigalle
75 Charles Street South, Boston, MA 02116

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  1. Bistro du midi is another option.

    1. Check out Pierrot Bistrot on Beacon Hill too ... I like it more in the winter time when that kind of rib-sticking fare appeals more, but it's solid and worth a look.

      http://www.pierrotbistrot.com/menu.html

      Sadly, the pied du cochon is no longer on the menu. I hope that's just a seasonal blip. I do like my piggy's feet.

      1. La Voile is in Back Bay so if your moniker is also your location, it's a great choice: reasonable and definitely Frencyh (I'm mad about their sweetbreads).

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        La Voile
        261 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

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        1. re: teezeetoo

          i like Clio and Cragie on Main for more high falutin food, but i also like Pierrot but if you are considering bistrots, what about Brassarie Jo in the Colonade hotel.

        2. All great suggestions! Has anyone been to Sandrine's at all? Just curious. Never been there and it's close to my house, but if there are better places to go, then that's fine too.

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          Sandrine's
          8 Holyoke St., Cambridge, MA 02138

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          1. re: BackBayGirl

            I was just going to recommend Sandrine's especially for lunch on a nice day. They have a great lunch menu. I went earlier this summer but haven't had dinner there in several years.

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            Sandrine's
            8 Holyoke St., Cambridge, MA 02138

            1. re: BackBayGirl

              I've been to Sandrine's once for lunch. The Alsatian pizza was pretty good, but I wasn't really blown away by the rest of the menu and haven't been back.

              1. re: greenzebra

                Just saw there is a Groupon coupon today for Sandrines $20 buys $40 worth of food... If you haven't tried Sandrines this would be bargain way of trying it.

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                Sandrine's
                8 Holyoke St., Cambridge, MA 02138

            2. It doesn't get a lot of mention on this board but I have never been disappointed at Salts. IMO - Fine food, impeccable service, elegant but comfortable ambiance.