5 Best French Restaurants in Idaho
When it comes to great French cuisine in Idaho, there are gems scattered across the state offering up truly fine fare. The French tradition of culinary excellence is alive and well in Idaho. And whether you’re in the mood for a nice glass of wine or a plate of fresh clams, you’ll find it at these five amazing restaurants.
Next time you’re in the mood for an upscale dinner, you could do no better than the Le Coq d’Or in Eagle, Idaho. Set in “one of the most heartfelt and elegant venues in the country,” Le Coq d’Or offers a seasonal menu of French classics. They have holiday menus for special occasions, too.
Treat yourself to the James Beard-nominated Fleur de Sel for an exquisite French dinner. Fleur de Sel is no stranger to praise, as they’ve been singled out as the Best Neighborhood Restaurant in North Idaho by Issuu.com, one of the most romantic restaurants in Idaho by Business Insider, and more. The menu changes seasonally and the wine list is extensive.
Michel’s Christiana in Ketchum, Idaho, specializes in authentic French cuisine. The owner and executive chef both originally come from the Burgundy region of France, bringing an extra layer of authenticity to everything they offer. Visitors will enjoy the “Olympic Bar,” a semi-shrine of Olympic memorabilia from the owner’s earlier career.
Bistro 45 in McCall, Idaho, provides casual, bistro-style French food. The cuisine may be humble, but the flavors will transport you straight to the Paris. They sell wine by the glass as well as full bottles. If you can only order one thing, we recommend the steamed blue mussels or clams.
Janjou Patisserie is the best spot in Boise to get French pastries. The chef comes from Israel, cooks French pastries, and works in Idaho. In other words? You’re in for a real treat. Cozy up with a coffee and a home-made delicacy or check out their website to shop online.