Madrid offers amazing French romantic restaurants.You do not need to go to the Paris to savour the flair and finesse of French cuisine in Madrid.
Here follows a list of must-visit French restaurants for a romantic dinner date.
The Petit Prince is a wholesome homemade food French restaurant. Located in an ideal location near El Corte Ingles and Wizink Centre, this restaurant offers both indoors and outdoors seating. The interior decoration is chic and intimate, therefore ideal for a date. You will get to eat typical French savoury dishes like the magnificent bœuf bourguignon,
raclette, quiche and desserts such as créme brûlée , crêpes suzette or apple tarte tatin. Apart from ordering dinner from the menu card, the daily special served during the day is also ideal and delicious. If you are looking for a an affordable romantic French restaurant in Madrid with authentic flavours and friendly services then Petit Prince is your choice.
Address: Calle de Fernán Gonzalez, 7 A
Located a few metres from The Royal Theatre, La Esquina del Real first opened its doors in 1991. Your first welcoming impressions are created with
granite and brick walls accompanied by warm rustic decoration in pleasant and intimate lighting. In addition,your romantic dinner will be serenaded by French songs in the background. This restaurant prides itself in classic French gastronomy, with homemade foie as the star of its menu card. Do also try the onion soup, steak tartar or sirloin with morel mushroom sauce. You will also get to enjoy an assortment of cheeses and sip excellent wines. Their recent accolades, namely 11870 excellence badge from 2017 as well as TripAdvisor recognition from 2018 attest to its quality and authenticity. Last but not least, take advantage of attractive discounts from The Fork to save up to 50% when you reserve here.
Address: Calle de la Amnistia, 4
This restaurant offers French haute cuisine thanks to its petit size, intimate decor with dim lighting and aura of Parisian bistrot. When it comes to food you can delight your palate in a variety of dishes like crepes with mushrooms, creamy spinach, goat cheese or smoked salmon to salads and onion soup or snail bourguignon , a recipe that has stood the test of time. El Viejo León also offers orders to take away. Now the restaurant is managed by family members of the original French matriarch and will transport you to an Amelie-type scene of French romantisism.
Address: Calle Alfonso X, 6. Madrid
As can be deduced from the name, the restaurant El Bocado de Carole is inspired by a French woman. It located in the trendy district of Chueca and and it brings the fun and modern gastronomy of France to the city of Madrid. The specialities of the house are both sweet and savory. You will perceive the quality and freshness of the ingredients in the mini pizzas, salads, such as tabouleh, quiches, crepes and canapés stuffed with homemade creams. For those with a sweet tooth, then the cookies, cakes and biscuits are delicious! This restaurant is popular with younger patrons due to additional perks like in-house microtheatre performances and free wifi.
Address: Calle Hernán Cortés, 19
Come to La Minoterie if you are curious about French gastronomy from the Bretagne area. In this chic and airy restaurant,you can expect cider and crepes made from Breton recipes. The decor is cozy and modern with brick wall and lots of natural light.There are about 28 different types of crepes:14 savoury and 12 sweet ones. It is important to note that their crepes are made from buckwheat directly sourced from Bretagne and are gluten-free. The most popular crepes to try are La Provençale (made from tomato sauce,tuna and pepper), La Poire (made from pear,cream and savoury caramel) and last but not least La Complête ( made of egg,ham and emmental cheese). Adding more to this laid back environment and food offer are artesanal beers,again from Bretagne to wash down the yummy crepes.
Address: Calle Encomienda, 23