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Best Thing I Ever Ate - "French Favorites"

  (8 restaurants)    
Aired on: July 25, 2011 
Aired on: July 25, 2011 
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Everest: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
EverestSee Everest Video ($$$$)
(354 ratings)

440 S La Salle St Map It!
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 663-8920
www.everestrestaurant.com
  • Foie Gras Terrine w/ Marinated Figs
    takes 5 days to make; interchanging layers of foie gras and prune-brandy-marinated flattened figs; "life-changing... becaused I decided to go to culinary school"-Claire Robinson
4.0 out of 5
354 ratings
located on the 40th floor of the Chicago Stock Exchange offering breathtaking views of Chicago; "Four stars - Chicago's most romantic restaurant"-Chicago Tribune; where Claire's father flew her for her 21st birthday
2
  • Azuki Cream Croissant
    croissant baked w/ azuki (sweet red bean paste) filled w/ light whipped cream and dusted w/ powdered sugar; looks good
4.0 out of 5
392 ratings
moved from original location on 1032 Commonwealth Ave, Boston
3
  • Mille Crepes Cake
    signature cake; no less than 20 paper-thin, hand-made crepes layered with light and creamy pastry custard; "simple and sinful"-Ted Allen; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1039 ratings
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Le Pichet: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Le PichetSee Le Pichet Video ($$)
(989 ratings)

1933 1st Ave Map It!
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 256-1499
www.lepichetseattle.com
  • Raclette Savoyarde
    Raclette cheese (aged 3-5 mo.) melted in small skillet which you pour on quartered seasoned potatoes on a plate that is served w/ charcuterie (plate of sliced prepared meat products and pickles); looks good
4.0 out of 5
989 ratings
opened in 2000; 32-seat restaurant specializing in the regional cuisine and wine of France; "Best French Restaurant"-Seattle Weekly (2009)
5
Lucques: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
LucquesSee Lucques Video ($$$)
(1106 ratings)

8474 Melrose Ave Map It!
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 655-6277
www.lucques.com
  • Braised Beef Shortribs
    three-bone-center-cut shortrib is seared and then braised for 3.5 hrs for fall-off-the-bone tenderness; served w/ buttered potato puree, sauteed greens, cippolinis and horseradish cream; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1106 ratings
French bistro feel
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Robin's Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Robin's Restaurant [CLOSED]See Robin's Restaurant Video ($$)
(4 ratings)

1409 Henderson Hwy Map It!
Henderson, LA 70517
(337) 228-7594
www.robincajunfood.com
  • Crawfish Etouffee
    "best etouffee I've ever had"-Kerry Vincent; looks good
4.0 out of 5
4 ratings
[CLOSED]; can order online and have it shipped (frozen)
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SolBar: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
SolBarSee SolBar Video ($$$)
(1006 ratings)

755 Silverado Trl Map It!
Calistoga, CA 94515
(855) 318-4688
www.solagecalistoga.com/d...
  • Steak Frites
    Wagyu beef (lots of marbling) topped w/ veal stock-red wine Bordelaise sauce; fries are twice-fried; "best steak frites I've ever had in my life...might be better than (in) France"-John Besh; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1006 ratings
"California soul food"; warm interior features a woodsy-chic vibe inside overlooking a spacious outdoor patio where you can dine and unwind by the firepit while taking in spectacular views of the surrounding mountain ranges
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Vin Rouge: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Vin RougeSee Vin Rouge Video ($$)
(402 ratings)

2010 Hillsborough Rd Map It!
Durham, NC 27705
(919) 416-0466
www.vinrougerestaurant.co...
  • Gratin de Macaroni
    macaroni and Gruyere cheese-induced Bechamel sauce w/ house-cured-house-smoked bacon baked in casserole dish; looks good
4.0 out of 5
402 ratings
consistently ranked in the top tier of "Best Of" lists by the local and national press (from its website); outdoor dining in courtyard garden available
Best Thing I Ever Ate - "French Favorites"   (8 restaurants)    
Aired on: July 25, 2011 
Aired on: July 25, 2011