French

After going to a Tribeca Film Festival after party, the beau and I enjoyed late-night eats at L'express.

At the East Village’s Kingsley, French classics are turned on end with unusual ingredients.

Foodies can get their French fare fix at the SoHo café’s new Tribeca location

Dine as the Upper East Siders do at stylish outpost Vaucluse.

Dine as the Upper East Siders do at this stylish French outpost.

With French food like mussels, Fada brings a je ne sais quoi to Williamsburg.

I am beginning to believe there can never be enough Parisian style bistros in NYC. The newest incarnation, Paname, comes to us in the style of an Art-Deco themed eatery.

A charming French bakery and café with locations in Hoboken and Jersey City, Choc O Pain offers a variety of pastries and hot drinks. Choc O Pain’s Hoboken location is more spacious with two floors of seating, while their Jersey City café is much smaller and cozier.

Find upscale French food on the Upper East Side at Le Périgord. The restaurant features elegant décor and warm lighting. Mirrors, booth seating and small sculptures surround the spacious dining room. I visited recently to try a few appetizers and was seated in their private back room, which can be rented out for small parties.

Last night, I got to try a variety of French-influenced American dishes at Alison Eighteen. The Flatiron District eatery, which rests on W. 18th Street, has the feel of a French brasserie with a deep purple and red color scheme, illustrated wallpaper featuring city scenes and cozy, warm lighting.

Dining out in New York City is always an adventure. On any given night, you can enjoy every type of global cuisine, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. A number of eateries in this metropolis will offer special menus to celebrate the occasion. For Chinese cuisine, Hakkasan New York will offer a seven-course menu served with a glass of rose champagne.

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