Spend big on French eats at these top Portland eateries

27 August 2019

Craving French food?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end French restaurants around Portland, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to fulfill your urges.

1. Back Bay Grill

Photo: Mihir W./Yelp

Topping the list is Back Bay Grill. Located at 65 Portland St. in West Bayside, the traditional American and French spot is the highest-rated, high-end French restaurant in Portland, boasting 4.5 stars out of 186 reviews on Yelp.

This spot won the 2019 James Beard Award for the Outstanding Wine, Spirits or Beer Producer category. On the menu, look for beet-cured salmon, Maine crab cakes, and lemon and thyme pasta. There are also more than 400 wines, sourced from around the globe. 

2. Chaval

  PHOTO: gillian l./YELP  

Next up is West End's Chaval, situated at 58 Pine St. With 4.5 stars out of 107 reviews on Yelp, the cocktail bar, Spanish and French spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking to indulge.   

The restaurant owners also operate the 20-seat Italian restauran,t Piccolo, according to the Press Herald. On the menu, you'll find brie toast, steak tartare, coq au vin and red wine-braised chicken. 

3. Petite Jacqueline

Photo: michelle c./Yelp

Petite Jacqueline, located at 46 Market St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the fancy bar and French spot four stars out of 90 reviews. 

At this restaurant, you will be "transported to a Parisian café as soon as you walk through the French bistro’s doors" according to the Amherst Wire. On the menu, expect sweet and savory crêpes and a rotating selection of oysters. Look for the mushroom and Gruyère cheese-stuffed crêpe.  

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