WHAT MAKES A FRENCH RESTAURANT A FRENCH BISTRO?

“A French bistro can be anywhere, such as off the beaten path and be not in the city, per se,” says Gavin Kaysen of the recently opened, suburban Minneapolis French restaurant, Bellecour. “It tends to be those French restaurants supported so perfectly by the neighborhood.” Here are some of the latest French Bistros to open:

PETIT TROIS - Los Angeles, California

The second location for Ludo Lefebvre, this French bistro - bar concept in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood via the San Fernando Valley will offer more seating and is scheduled for a July opening. <p>

ANDRE’S BISTRO & BAR - Las Vegas, Nevada

Andre Rochat created a new partnership to roll out a concept that combines American and French bistro classics. 

BARDOT BRASSERIE - Las Vegas, Nevada

The latest Michael Mina addition to his already wide array of French bistro concepts “embraces the culture and feel of dining in a Parisian café with the focus and detail of a modern kitchen with a craft aesthetic.”

PETIT MARLOWE WINE BAR & OYSTERETTE - San Francisco, California

Petit Marlowe places an emphasis on the raw bar accompanied by French bistro classics such as steak tartare and charcuterie.