Albuquerque’s Best French Cuisine:
The top rated French Cuisine in Albuquerque, NM are:
- Le Troquet – is one of the best places to eat in Albuquerque
- La Quiche Parisienne Bistro – offers authentic quality French cuisine
- La Madeleine – is a French café and bakery over three decades
- Mimi’s Cafe – a chain restaurant serving French & American cuisine
- D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro – a casual bistro features French country cuisine
Le Troquet is a lovely café that, because of its modest exterior, may easily be ignored by passers-by. When you enter Le Troquet, however, you are transported to Paris, where you may have baguettes, pate, and nice wine dished up in a healthy environment. One of the best places to dine in Albuquerque, thanks to the top chef this tiny locale serves the freshest seasonal ingredients with rich, savory sauces. Chef Jean Pierre’s culinary masterpieces are paired with great wines from France and California at Le Troquet.
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“A traditional French cuisine treasure in downtown Albuquerque. We really enjoyed this small, intimate French restaurant, its attentive staff, and nice clientele. We dined on trout almondine, finished with the crème brûlée, and enjoyed glasses of Cabernet & chardonnay throughout. If a similar restaurant was in our home town we would certainly be regulars.” – Tom K.
La Quiche Parisienne Bistro
La Quiche Parisienne Bistro serves the finest fresh ingredients and the whole authentic quality of French cuisine made from scratch without any need to fly to France. You’re sure to find something that will keep you and your taste buds coming back for more with so many menu options to choose from. Come in and experience their delectable lunch and breakfast menus. They offer a wide range of pastries and bread, as well as unusual entrees and excellent wine glasses to complement them. Their goal is to give you the best French dining experience possible in Albuquerque.
“La Quiche is a cute café with authentic French pastries and high-quality coffee. The café has seating for both indoor and outdoor dining available. This is the perfect place to enjoy a Sunday morning brunch with mimosas or show off Albuquerque’s international side with out-of-town guests. The staff is helpful and great with kids.” – Kristin H.
La Madeleine is a café and bakery featuring a menu based on popular French cuisine. They’ve been celebrating the purity of French cuisine for over three decades, using fresh ingredients and recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. La Madeleine is a small bit of France you can call your own in the midst of a busy existence. Guests are encouraged to customize their la Madeleine experience.
Sip quietly by the fireplace, or stroll outside to the patio and engage in one of the French culture’s highest expressions, the art of conversation. There are now over 80 locations of la Madeleine, each with its own distinct personality. They pass down the recipes and the true French experience from generation to generation.
“With a lovely atmosphere, la Madeleine has cozy cafe vibes that make me want to curl up with a book in the corner and order pastries and coffee until I can’t walk. The coconut cake is to die for. As is every other dessert I’ve tried thus far. To top it off, the food is delicious and while I had previously thought I couldn’t enjoy french cuisine, this delightful cafe has changed my mind. I can barely pronounce and cannot spell my favorite dish but I will say it is my new favorite sandwich and it’s not even the best dish. Plus the complimentary bread and jam are so tasty. At reasonable prices, with delicious food through and through, it’s not hard to find oneself falling in love with this place. It’s one of my favorite places to go.” – Kayla J.
Mimi’s Cafe, which opened in 1978, is a neighborhood bistro that serves fresh, hand-prepared comfort food and bistro classics for breakfast, lunch, supper, and special occasions. Mimi’s brings timeless favorites to everyday festivities across the United States, with 77 locations in 16 states. This bakery is well-known for its freshly made muffins and croissants.
French and American Cuisine
Address: 4316 The 25 Way NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: (505) 341-0300
“I’ve been here many times and have always had great food and a pleasant experience! It’s a large restaurant with lots of seating areas and interesting French/Jazz style decor; ideal for special events, parties, celebrations, etc. Definitely try the corn chowder soup and the chicken pot pie! They are both delicious.” – William B.
D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro
D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro owns and manages two D.H. Lescombes Winery & Bistro locations. Lescombes Winery & Bistro has locations in Alamogordo, Albuquerque, and Las Cruces, New Mexico. Their winemaking team has worked with the chef and the Lescombes family to create an haute cuisine dish that goes well with the wines. Its various locations, including its D.H. Wine tastings, are available at Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room in Deming and Hervé Wine Bar in Santa Fe, both of which have a large inventory of wine for retail bottles and cases sales. Come in and enjoy a distinctly New Mexican experience while sampling some of the region’s most popular wines.
“Had a simple meal of soup, salad, bread, and wine. The French onion soup is rich and flavorful. Cobb’s salad was quality fresh and well made. The Pino Gris was very well balanced, with bright citrus notes with a lovely honey finish. The herb butter that came with the bread is a nice touch. A very pleasant meal.” – Susan L.
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