The Best French Restaurants in Barcelona


Being so close to the French border here in Catalonia, it’s no surprise that you can find great French food in Barcelona. With many French restaurants and crêperies to choose from in the city center, you’re in luck next time you have a craving for some delicious French cuisine. So if you’re looking for the best French restaurants in Barcelona, we’ve got you covered with a list of some of the top choices in the city for you to try.

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Just a few steps from Passeig de Gràcia, L’Atelier is one of the highest-rated French restaurants in Barcelona. With an elegant and contemporary atmosphere that matches the quality of the cuisine, L’Atelier serves up delicious and authentic French food. The old photos of Paris on the walls will transport you to France for the night as you enjoy the classic dishes served as they are in the bistros of Paris. All their dishes start with the best quality products according to the season, and the weekly lunch menu includes a starter, main course, and dessert of the day. You’ll also find great quality wines and reasonable prices at L’Atelier, making it one of the most popular choices in the city for great French cuisine.

Address: Carrer de Pau Claris, 153, 08009 Barcelona

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Located very centrally in the city in the Eixample district near metros Urquinaona and Passeig de Gràcia, Au Port de la Lune serves typical French dishes at very affordable prices. Choose from dishes like their goat cheese salad, smoked salmon, duck confit, and steak tartare, just to name a few, and enjoy the attentive service and delicious flavors the restaurant has to offer. To finish your meal off right, you can’t go wrong choosing from their wide selection of mouth-watering French desserts.  In addition to the classics, they also offer plates for vegetarians and space for large groups with a special group menu.

Address: Carrer de Pau Claris, 103, 08009 Barcelona

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P’tit Bistrot

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P’tit Bistrot is a popular French café and restaurant located near metro Girona. Inside, you’ll find a cozy and warm atmosphere perfect for tasting their variety of French and Catalan-inspired dishes. Their food is beautifully presented, and with a daily lunch menu during weekdays for just €12.50, you get an excellent value for your money. They’re also known for their delicious breakfast menu and delectable desserts. Stop in at any time of day and enjoy great French food and friendly service.

Address: Carrer de la Diputació, 294, 08009 Barcelona

Finding a delicious French meal is easy to do in Barcelona. With a mixture of so many cultures in this vibrant and dynamic city, the gastronomic scene in Barcelona benefits from a variety of delicious influences. Try one of these French favorites in the city center and you won’t be disappointed.

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Originally from the United States, Rachel has been living in Spain since 2014. After two years in Madrid, she moved to Barcelona in 2016 to pursue her passions in writing and photography. She spends her free time enjoying life in beautiful Barcelona and traveling around Europe as much as possible.