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Ten Best French Restaurants in Palm Beach and Broward Counties

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4. Brule Bistro

There once was a day in which French cuisine was reserved for fine dining. There was also a day in which you had to throw on a suit to get a good meal in a restaurant. Luckily, those days are gone; we now have places like Brule Bistro with unpretentious and affordable French and American fare. Dishes like Prince Edward Island Mussels ($12)

in bouillabaisse broth and smokey gremolata; duck sausage and ricotta gnudi ($12)

with organic brussels sprouts and vermouth cream; and Labelle Farms foie gras and duck confit crostini ($12) with date jam, goat cheese, and aged balsamic combine impeccable French technique with a playful American sentiment.

See also: Ten Best Cheesesteaks in Broward and Palm Beach Counties

3. Sage French Cafe

Set in a shopping plaza on Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale, this comfortable bistro serves classic rustic French fare in a relaxed homey environment. Dishes like onion soup ($7); chicken liver pate ($7); and Coq au Vin ($16), organic cornish hen in red wine with pearl onions, and mushrooms served with mashed potatoes are rich and satisfying, and not at all pretentious. If crepes are what you're looking for, the place has a solid selection with options like crepe martine ($12) filled with scallops, shrimp, mussells, and fennel sauce and crepe nanette ($11) with apples and baked brie. A meal here is like eating at a French friends house -- but with an open invitation seven days a week.

See also: Ten Best Brunches in Palm Beach County

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