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French in CT

smallfry Dec 7, 2010 07:13 AM

Looking to get my parents a girt certificate for Christmas and they love French food. I am open to any and all suggestions. Thank you for your help!

  1. jfood Dec 12, 2010 10:12 AM

    Bistro Bonne Nuit in New Canaan has extraordinary French food. It can be cramped and a little loud, but it's a bistro.


    Bistro Bonne Nuit
    12 Forest St, New Canaan, CT 06840

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      SeoulQueen Dec 12, 2010 08:40 AM

      Jean Louis in Greenwich. It's just off Greenwich Ave which is lined with lots of nice, high end shops -excellent opportunity to take a stroll and window shop before dinner.

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        shoes Dec 10, 2010 05:34 AM

        Le Petit Cafe in Branford is excellent for bistro-style food in a laid-back, suburban atmosphere.

        For the big-deal French experience, go for Union League Cafe in New Haven. Excellent food in a beautiful setting, with impeccable service.

        Le Petit Cafe
        225 Montowese St Ste 7, Branford, CT 06405

        Union League Cafe
        1032 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06510

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          FoodieJim Dec 9, 2010 01:33 PM

          In the Hartford area, Cavey's is the best.

          Cavey's Restaurants
          45 E Center St, Manchester, CT 06040

          1. menton1 Dec 7, 2010 11:06 AM

            If you are near Greenwich, best French in the state is Jean Louis, on Lewis Street. If Jean Louis is there you will notice his chartreuse 2CV Renault out front, and he will even take you for a spin after dinner!


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              jdgall Dec 7, 2010 11:05 AM

              If your parents are near the shoreline, you cannot do better than Le Petit Cafe in Branford.

              Le Petit Cafe
              225 Montowese St Ste 7, Branford, CT 06405

              1. mels Dec 7, 2010 07:41 AM

                Is there a specific area of the state you want to stay in (e.g. Ffld. County, Greater Hartford, etc.)?

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                1. re: mels
                  smallfry Dec 7, 2010 04:48 PM

                  They live on the shoreline but travel to the Hartford area and to New York often. So I would say Hartford, Middlesex and all of the shoreline is good. Thank you for asking!

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