The 5 Best French Restaurants in North Dakota!

Who says you have to go to France to enjoy French food? If you are looking for a steeping helping of Andouillettes (sausage made with chitterlings) or a decadent plate of Crème brûlée, don’t erroneously believe that North Dakota has nothing to offer. We may not have the Eiffel Tower, but we can still hook you up. When the next craving hits, take advantage of the following excellent French restaurants. 

1. Maxwells, West Fargo, ND

Few restaurants understand fine dining like Maxwells does. Its prices are reasonable, its service respectful, and its atmosphere sophisticated. Its menu includes everything from traditional American food to mouth-watering French food. Favorites include the pan seared La Belle Farms foie gras and the chili-lime grilled pork tenderloin.

2. Loren Lee’s, West Fargo, ND

For casual fine dining that won’t break the bank, give Loren Lee’s a try. In addition to an assortment of wines, its menu features such delicacies as croque monsieur, lobster bisque, Duck 2 Ways (duck confit and crispy duck breast). Loren Lee’s also prides itself on offering the best beer and cocktails around.

3. Tea & Crepe Café, Grand Forks, ND

If you are in the mood for something lighter, a visit to Tea & Crepe is in order. Although the restaurant’s specialty is crepes (they have several types to choose from), it is also known for its tea, smoothies, and Thai ice cream roll. If you are craving something decadent, look no further than the Tea & Crepe Café.

4. Pirogue Grille, Bismarck, ND

Specializing in what it calls the “five-star experience,” Pirogue Grille is one of the most sophisticated and chic restaurants in the state. Imagine sinking your teeth into sautéed sea scallops with fenugreek cream curry sauce or a plate of Grilled lamb loin chops with fresh plum & rosemary sauce. Delicious. Finish it off with the crème brûlée of the day and you’ll be in culinary bliss.

5. The Toasted Frog, Multiple locations

With a menu that features a mix of American, French, and Italian cuisine, the Toasted Frog is sure to have something that will satisfy everyone in your party. How about some Walleye picatta or filet mignon topped with toasted pecan gorgonzola butter? Imagine completing your experience with some lemon cake served with raspberry infused chèvre or some baked brie. Such exhilarating flavors, your taste buds will be in overload.

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