Best French Restaurants in the U.S.
Courtesy of Boca
The Maisonette held the record as the world’s longest-running five-star restaurant until it closed in 2005—making way for Boca, run by David Falk, who happened to study under former Maisonette chef Jean-Robert de Cavel. An imposing 19th-century chandelier imported from Paris illuminates dishes like Mediterranean sea bass with leeks, bouillabaisse, and mussels, or an haricot vert salad with poached egg, bacon, and almonds. Don’t skip dessert; pastry chef Amy Guterba’s sweets are a perfect point finale to an epic meal.