Best French Restaurants in San Jose

Expert recommended Top 3 French Restaurants in San Jose, California. All of our french cuisine face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!


377 Santana Row, Suite 1100, San Jose, CA 95128 Directions

Since 2003

Left Bank Brasserie is a bustling, family-friendly French brasserie with a seasonally changing menu & outdoor seating. It is an authentic Parisian-style brasserie known for its simple, seasonally-changing French brasserie menu featuring a diverse selection of meats, fresh vegetables, seafood, hearty salads, and sumptuous desserts. Their open exhibition kitchen offers onlookers a window into the magic their chefs create, guided by a French native, Chef Roland Passot, well-respected in the industry for his passion and culinary expertise. Left Bank Brasserie welcomes guests to a quaint brasserie in Paris.

Les Desserts, Steak Tartare, Les Légumes, Escargots, Salade Lyonnaise, Salade De Betterave Au Raifort, Fondue Aux Fromages, Calamari Frit, Les Huîtres, Poireaux En Vinaigrette, Poulpe Grillé, Soupes Et Salads, Plats De Saison, Provençale, Entrées, Moules Florentine, Onion Soupe Gratinée, Tarte Flambée Au Saumon Fumée & Charcuterie Et Fromage

Price: Starts from $6

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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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410 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose, CA 95129 Directions

Since 1977

Le Papillon is an upscale, elegant eatery pairing a contemporary French menu with more than 500 wines. It was established in the spring of 1977 on a bustling street corner. The restaurant features tasting and prix fixe menus with sustainable organic ingredients. The cuisine is modern French, with a bit of inspiration from California. The menu has evolved to include both a tasting and a prix fixe menu, which changes to reflect the finest seasonal, sustainable, and often organic, ingredients at their peak. It also offers a full catering service with many menu options for all special occasions.

Pan-Roasted Vegetables with Soft Polenta and Fried Herbs, Rack of Lamb, Baby Lettuce with Sherry Vinaigrette and Danish Blue Cheese, Heirloom Tomato Salad with Ricotta, Baby Lettuce, Salsify Soup with Duck Royale and Truffle, Grilled Hawaiian Swordfish, Desserts, Black Olive Caramel & Sugar Snap Pea Soup with Roasted Button Shiitake Mushrooms

Price: Starts from $3


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Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat & Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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21747 Bertram Road, San Jose, CA 95120 Directions

Since 1978

La Forêt is a romantic restaurant that offers a sophisticated French dining experience in a countryside setting. It has earned its place among the area's finest restaurants and has been listed among the 50 best French restaurants in the United States. The restaurant has private rooms for catering to banquet-style private events. It has an extensive wine list, which includes French and Napa Valley selections. La Forêt seats a maximum of 130 people and can be booked in different layout configurations upon request.

Linguine Vegetarian, Tournedos of Beef Chanterelle, Cour Domaine, Tortellini La Foret, Breast of Chicken, Ahi Tuna, Soup Du Jour, Rack of Lamb, Ribeye, Caviar, Romaine Salad, Prawns Meuniere, Linguine, Foie Gras, Sea Scallops, Rack of Venison, Poulet Ballentine, Quail, Escargot, American Wagyu, Osetra Caviar, Tortellini & Pasta Fruit De Mer

Price: Starts from $11



Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri & Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm|
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon Closed

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