You don’t need to go to Paris to enjoy exquisite and authentic French cuisine – Cape Cod is blessed with two incredible French bistros. Both are simply terrific.

Pain D’Avignon Café-Boulangerie – Hyannis

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Housed in the headquarters of Pain D’Avignon (a fabulous sourdough-based French bread bakery) near the Hyannis airport, this authentic French bistro started out as a small boulangerie selling baguettes, croissants and espresso. Enter Christophe Gest, Executive Chef. This native of Lyon, France brings a level of culinary training honed at the prestigious culinary university LEP François Rabelais Dardilly, Rhone.

Enter this modest looking storefront and be transformed into a lively French-style bistro scene. A clean modern look prevails, with high-top tables and a sleek bar.

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The food is both traditional French and European fare, with a couple of nods to fine American cuisine. Some of our favorite dishes include Escargot Persillade, Duck Confit Risotto, Steak Frites and Lobster Linguine. The wine list is extensive – they have a 1,000 bottle, all French wine cellar! Starters from $11-16, Entrees from $18-$32.Honeysuckle Hill Inn Cape Cod

BleuMashpee Commons

Honeysuckle Hill Inn Cape CodYou wouldn’t expect to find an upscale, authentic French eatery tucked inside the Mashpee Commons outdoor shopping center – but, Voila! Walk inside this warm, contemporary bistro and be whisked away to the Loire Valley.

Honeysuckle Hill Inn Cape CodExecutive Chef/Owner Frederic Feufeu’s culinary journey started at the prestigious Les Sorbets School in Brittany and continued to Paris, London, the Rainbow Room in New York, and executive chef positions with some of NYC’s top restaurants.

His extensive knowledge and art de cuisine is clearly exemplified in some of our favorite dishes… Escargots de Bourgogne Farci, Roasted Mallard Duck with Honey Glaze, Filet Mignon “au Poivre” and his outstanding Cassoulet with Duck Leg Confit. The wine list features a nice selection of French and America reds and whites. Starters from $9-$15, Entrees from $21-$36

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