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Lobster mac 'n cheese at Mizuna
Rachel Greiman

The Guide to Denver's Best French Restaurants

Coq au vin, steak frites, and duck confit rule supreme at these ten restaurants

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Lobster mac 'n cheese at Mizuna
| Rachel Greiman

Bastille Day, France's national holiday that commemorates the end of the monarchy, is coming up on Friday, July 14, which is a great excuse to seek a uniquely French dining and drinking experience in Denver that can range anywhere from snarfing a killer croissant to drinking the finest of wines from one of the country's famed wine regions.

The options in the Mile High City and beyond are diverse. Sneak in at Bistro Barbès for a more modern take on traditional cuisine, or opt for a crepe-filled lunch on South Broadway at Euro Crepes. Atelier by Radex marks re-entry into the Denver dining scene of chef Radek Cerny, who has spent the last decade cooking at his staple Boulder restaurant L'Atelier (1739 Pearl Street). If you're seeking an outstanding wine list, you must not miss Mizuna.

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Bistro Barbes

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Chef and owner Jon Robbins combines influences from the Barbès neighborhood of Paris which include North African, Spanish, and Mediterranean flavors. The restaurant is open for dinner from Tuesday to Sunday. Happy hour is available Tuesday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.
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Bistro Vendôme

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The charming bistro sits tucked away in a 19th century building off of Larimer Square. Guests praise the mussels and steak dishes and enjoy the quaint Parisian décor.
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The family-style restaurant explores the traditions of with Provence region while utilizing local and seasonal ingredients. With 16 years in the Boulder restaurant scene, Mateo continues to impress diners with careful wine selections and rich dishes like the lobster ravioli.
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La Merise

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The bistro offers French charm and fare to Cherry Creek North. Frequent diners say the chocolate mousse alone is worth the trip.
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Euro Crepes

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Locals and visitors alike adore this hidden gem tucked along South Broadway. The café and creperie also prepares a variety of delectable and freshly made lemonades.
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Trompeau Bakery

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The Englewood bakery keeps regulars coming back with freshly made pastries, breads, and a cozy casual dining area. Make sure to try the fruit Danish.
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Coohills

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The LoDo restaurant helmed by French trained chef Tom Coohill bring an upscale cuisine rooted in tradition. The desserts are always top notch here and the Marjolaine a must if it is on the menu.
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A staple of the Denver dining scene, Frank Bonanno's flagship restaurant serves updated classics from foie gras to escargot plus a great classic wine list. Bonus: The cocktail list is on point and the restaurant group will add French 75, a new French bistro, to its family later in July.
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Brasserie Ten Ten

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The neighborhood bistro brings classic French flavors and contemporary fusions to downtown Boulder. Oysters, French onion soup, and steak frites are the norm.
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Atelier by Radex

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With lunch and dinner service, Atelier by Radex brings French charm to a space that was not long ago Il Posto. Chef Radek Cerny charms diners with dishes like the lamb cassoulet and the bouillabaisse curry rouge.
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Bistro Barbes

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Chef and owner Jon Robbins combines influences from the Barbès neighborhood of Paris which include North African, Spanish, and Mediterranean flavors. The restaurant is open for dinner from Tuesday to Sunday. Happy hour is available Tuesday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.
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Bistro Vendôme

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The charming bistro sits tucked away in a 19th century building off of Larimer Square. Guests praise the mussels and steak dishes and enjoy the quaint Parisian décor.
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Mateo

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The family-style restaurant explores the traditions of with Provence region while utilizing local and seasonal ingredients. With 16 years in the Boulder restaurant scene, Mateo continues to impress diners with careful wine selections and rich dishes like the lobster ravioli.
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La Merise

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The bistro offers French charm and fare to Cherry Creek North. Frequent diners say the chocolate mousse alone is worth the trip.
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Euro Crepes

Euro Crepes
Locals and visitors alike adore this hidden gem tucked along South Broadway. The café and creperie also prepares a variety of delectable and freshly made lemonades.
Euro Crepes

Trompeau Bakery

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The Englewood bakery keeps regulars coming back with freshly made pastries, breads, and a cozy casual dining area. Make sure to try the fruit Danish.
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Coohills

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The LoDo restaurant helmed by French trained chef Tom Coohill bring an upscale cuisine rooted in tradition. The desserts are always top notch here and the Marjolaine a must if it is on the menu.
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Mizuna

Adam Larkey
A staple of the Denver dining scene, Frank Bonanno's flagship restaurant serves updated classics from foie gras to escargot plus a great classic wine list. Bonus: The cocktail list is on point and the restaurant group will add French 75, a new French bistro, to its family later in July.
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Brasserie Ten Ten

Brasserie Ten Ten
The neighborhood bistro brings classic French flavors and contemporary fusions to downtown Boulder. Oysters, French onion soup, and steak frites are the norm.
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Atelier by Radex

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With lunch and dinner service, Atelier by Radex brings French charm to a space that was not long ago Il Posto. Chef Radek Cerny charms diners with dishes like the lamb cassoulet and the bouillabaisse curry rouge.
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