Ten Best French Restaurants in Palm Beach and Broward Counties
2. Cafe Boulud
Once upon a time, if you were celebrating a special occasion in the United States, you were dining in a fine French establishment. While that's no longer the norm, this is still your celebratory place. Located in the beautiful Brazilian Court on the island of Palm Beach, this highly acclaimed outpost of renowned chef Daniel Boulud offers creative fare in luxurious surrounds. It may be on the pricier side, but dishes like torchon of foie gras ($28) with herbes de provence gastrique, crushed hazelnuts, and pickled blueberries served with toasted brioche; duo of beef ($44), braised short rib, seared tenderloin
pommes anna, and spinach subric topped with sauce bordelaise; and decadent pastries like pear chestnut gateau ($10) with poached pears, chestnut chantilly, and pear william sorbet are ideal for commemorating any occasion -- you'll certainly honor the meal, at least.
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Set at the east end of ClematisBoulevard overlooking the park and the intracoastal, this laid-back bistro looks -- and smells -- as though it could have been plucked straight off the bank of the Seine. With dark woods, marble floors, giant mirrors, red leather booths, a covered patio, and indoor lounge, it looks the part, but the food is what really draws the Francophile crowds. Moules frites "mariniere" ($24.50) in a white wine-garlic-shallot broth; Hudson Valley duck ($29) with truffled polenta, spinach, and sweet cherry sauce; and steak tartare ($14) are so perfect, you'll be crying 'merci, merci' by the time you leave.
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