Magnifique Cleveland French Food

Last Updated: February 27, 2017

Looking to indulge in a bit of rich French cuisine? Look no further than what Cleveland has to offer! Great food, red Bordeaux wines, and romantic ambiance-pick any French restaurant below and you’ll be sure to enjoy your evening!



L'Albatros, located in an old carriage house in the middle of the campus of Case Western Reserve offers a very romantic ambiance. They have a diverse menu of French food, sophisticated wines and cheeses. It is a lovely place for dinner before or after a concert or play because on the weekends it is open until midnight. During the summers, it has a lounge, and comfortable patio open to diners.



Edwins restaurant at Shaker Square is a great place to go for a special date night out. It is a classy venue which has valet curbside service, a lovely bar area, a great wine selection, and a huge selection of cheeses from around the world. They have very authentic French food which is delivered by knowledgeable and well trained rehabilitated waiters. (which is pretty cool that Edwins trains them!) Going here is not an inexpensive evening, but their Grand Marnier soufflé is a must try!

Le Petit Triangle Café

Le Petit Triangle is a tiny, charming, local spot that is home to many crepes, espressos, omelettes, and sandwiches. This perfect restaurant is great for a romantic dinner that won't make a hole in your pocket! Located in the heart of Ohio City, it has a nice patio which is perfect for brunches in the summer time.  They have many white Bordeaux wines, which pair perfectly with some savory crepes. Make sure you check out their charcuterie plate! It is our favorite!

Tartine Bistro & Wine Bar


Tartine is a small but classy French bistro located in Rocky River. This area of Cleveland has lots of little shops so we recommend in the summer to eat at their outdoor seating to get a wonderful ambiance of pedestrians. In the winter, the indoor seating makes you feel very cozy especially on Thursdays with their live music.  Everything we have eaten there is super yummy. Usually when we visit, we have their salmon with roasted root vegetables and five cheese plate. There is lots of street parking around the neighborhood. 

Le Bistro Du Beaujolais


Le Bistro Du Beaujolais is our must romantic French restaurant on the list. The staff is charming and friendly, and the owner, George, is right off the boat! They have a large selection of red and white French wines that pair perfectly with their recommended prix fix menu (which is the only way we recommend going there for dinner!) One of our favorite parts is the great, chewy French bread with their sinfully addictive butter. You will not go hungry. This restaurant will really be your mini taste of Paris.

Chez Francois


Beautiful Chez Francois is located right on the waterfront of Vermilion which gives an ambiance like no other French restaurant in Cleveland! This beautiful restaurant easily caters to large parties which is a bonus for birthday party gatherings, etc.! On special occasions, they will provide a special prix fix menu for day. We love their French onion soup with their warm, gooey cheese broiled on top! They have a nice selection of real French champagnes and Burgundies. The restaurant is closed on Mondays.