Quality Bistro is a massive French restaurant in Midtown that has about as much gold detailing as the Salon of Venus at Versailles. The 400-bottle French wine list, and the four different styles of filet mignon might make it sound like a place to send in-laws before 6pm tickets for Chicago, but this place - from the people behind Don Angie, Quality Meats, and about 10 other popular spots - isn’t stuffy. There’s a casual bar area that gets packed with after-work crowds, and dining rooms that are louder and darker than most high-end spots in the area. Share big portions of excellent French-leaning food with a date who you want to impress, or clients who purposefully didn’t book early flights tomorrow.
More spots in MidtownSee more
Bill's Bar & Burger
We had hoped that instead of conforming to Midtown, Bill’s Bar and Burger would make Midtown conform to it. It did not.
More French spotsSee more
Excuse My French
A funny little French tapas bar on the Lower East Side, with some really tasty food.
Balthazar is a Soho institution - a French bistro that will get the job done for almost any situation.
Suggested by our writers
The Grill is the revamp of the legendary Four Seasons restaurant, run by the people behind Carbone. It’s very similar, very expensive, and worth it.
Don Angie is a modern Italian restaurant in the West Village that’s best enjoyed with a small group.
Dirty French is a Lower East Side French restaurant from the people behind Carbone, and like that place, dinner here is definitely an event.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more