MostBest Reno | French

It could take you hours to decide which French restaurant is the best. Feeling overwhelmed? MostBest knows the Top 3.

Bring a little romance to Reno at these chic French spots that serve up all the classics.


via Jeff Ross Photography

via Jeff Ross Photography

The downtown location is awash in brick in the century-old building that houses the romantic white-tableclothed dining room. Chef Gilbert’s ever-changing menu that pairs perfectly with the extensive wine list has been built based on local and seasonal availability, so you never know what will be on offer each visit. No matter what holds court on the menu that evening, you can be sure that it will come prepared with artistry and passion.

We Love The: Escargots à la Bourguignonne, Duck Breast, Cassoulet, Feta Cheesecake

753 Riverside Dr
(775) 323-2227


via Brasserie St. James

via Brasserie St. James

With its dark wood paneling and dim lighting, Brasserie Saint James sets a trendy vibe from the get-go. Head to Brasserie Saint James for Happy Hour and take the opportunity to sample craft beers and house cocktails at a discount, as well as some Happy Hour bites like the killer Brasserie Poutine. Stop by the Brasserie Saint James for a taste of fresh brews and authentic French eats in a hip, contemporary atmosphere.

We Love The: Bone Marrow Canoes, Duck Confit Cassoulet, Brasserie Poutine

901 S Center St
(775) 348-8888


via Flickr user heymrleej

via Flickr user heymrleej

Dinner at Louis’ Basque Corner comes served family-style with portions to feed an army. Each French and Spanish inspired dinner comes with a soup, bread, Basque beans, salad, fries, and a first course, main entrée, and dessert. Entrée choices come hearty and meat-based, like the Lamb Chops, which are melt-in-your-mouth tender, or the Rabbit Stew, a Guy Fieri favorite from his visit on “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.”

We Love The: Lamb Chops, Rabbit Stew, Picon Punch, Chorizo Burger

301 E 4th St
(775) 323-7203