Best of Philly

Best French Restaurant

2017 Best French Restaurant

La Maison

There’s something about rustic French cooking that’s just so comforting. It could be the simplicity in a cuisine built on rigid rules and regulations. Or maybe it’s the sense of calm that comes from recipes perfected across generations. And in the hands of chef Martin Gagne, in this 300-year-old farmhouse/24-seat prix-fixe BYOB, you taste all of that and more.

1470 Old Ridge Road, Coventryville, PA | 484-680-2631 | Website

2015 Best Bibou BYOB

Bibou BYOB

1009 South 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

Pierre Calmels has returned to his original kitchen with a new seven-course prix-fixe menu format that pumps up the refinement without losing the soul. Old-time […] Read more »

2014 Best Le Cheri

Le Cheri

251 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

Pierre Calmels executes French dishes only seen on culinary-school exams (rabbit ballotine, pike quenelles) so delicately and artfully that they suddenly seem totally fresh and […] Read more »

2013 Best Bibou

Bibou

1009 South 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

Pierre Calmels doesnt just do right by the classics (escargots, terrines, veal sweetbreads); he shows how fresh contemporary French cooking can be. (Think shellfish bisque […] Read more »

2011 Best Bibou

Bibou

1009 South 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

Whether you’re looking for the earthiest escargots, trotters stuffed with foie gras, or skate wing with rhubarb and watermelon radish, the flavors at Bibou are […] Read more »

2010 Best Bibou

Bibou

1009 South 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

There are BYOBs, and then there are restaurants serving four-star French fare in storefronts that just don’t have a liquor license, like Bibou. Pierre and […] Read more »