French Fare

by Mike Hunter

Zinc Bistro

Zinc Bistro

At these well-known, intimate hot spots, the influence of French cuisine makes for a great place to have a rich and delicious meal or a flavorful salad and soup.

Coup des Tartes

With all the charm promised by a French-inspired restaurant, this intimate old home has been serving delectable dishes for years. Lunch is impressive, offering salads, sandwiches and some of the classic dishes. Start with a Brie Brûlée, caramelized apples served warm with toasts and seasonal fruits.

4626 N. 16th St., Phoenix
(602) 212-1082


Petite Maison

Chef James Porter has created a gem here with this Old Town Scottsdale cozy French bistro. Enjoy a sampling of some of his best-known creations at lunch, like the Fois Gras, the Salmon Niçoise or one of the Pissaladières, which are rustic pizzas.

7216 E. Shoeman Ln., Scottsdale
(480) 991-6887


Zinc Bistro

Patterned after a typical Parisian bistro, this authentic eatery located in Kierland Commons is a true European experience. Tastes of France come together over lunch with Bouillabaisse, a classic omelette, salmon and more. Try the European and domestic cheese platters with olives, nuts and fruit.

15034 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
(480) 603-0922

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