|St. Louis French Restaurant Name||Phone||Attributes||Location|
|Brasserie||314-454-0600||French||Central West End|
|City Coffee House||314-862-2489||French, Coffee||Clayton|
|Cuisine d'Art||314-995-3003||French||West County|
|Gulf Shores Restaurant||Multiple Locations||French - Seafood||Creve Coeur & Edwardsville|
|La Bonne Bouchee||314-576-6606||French Bakery||West County|
|McArthur's Bakery & Deli||Multiple Locations||French Bakery & Deli||Multiple Locations|
|Vin De Set||314-241-8989||French||Midtown|
The food served at St Louis French restaurants can vary depending on what region the restaurant patterns its menu after, if any. Quiche is a dish that is popular in the regions of Champagne, Lorraine, and Alsace, while camembert cheese is a specialty from Normandy. Brittany is famous for its crepe and cider.
Other standard dishes served in French restaurants include bouef bourgignon and escargots. Truffles and mushrooms are used heavily in many French dishes. Aperitifs and digestifs are two beverages that are served in French restaurants. Aperitifs are served prior to a meal—as they serve to ‘open’ the appetite, while digestifs are served afterwards. Fortified wines with added herbs are often served as aperitifs. Some examples of digestifs include Cognac and fruit alcohols.