BEST FRENCH RESTAURANT (1999)
Mais oui, mais oui! Chef Vincent Françoul was last at New York seafood hotspot Le Bernardin and that is why the fish is so spectacular! Not that the French bistro specials have changed at all since Françoul's arrival--the steak frites, the soupe à l'oignon, the tarte tatin, the French wines--all the classics remain. Vraiment, one could justly say that with Françoul's fish specials, un deux trois is now measurably better than France. It's France without the French.