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FRENCH

Auberge Suisse
1903 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands, 439-3800. This restaurant has an intimate atmosphere and traditional French menu featuring rack of lamb, beef Wellington, coq au vin, frog legs and fresh fish. Prix-fixe dinners. Serving 5:30-close Tue-Sun. Closed Mon. Reservations suggested. CB, MC, V. $$$

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Bistro Zinc
56 Church St., Lenox, Mass., (413) 637-8800. This elegant restaurant in the heart of Lenox serves simple, French-inspired bistro food such as steak, grilled duck, roast chicken and seafood, with desserts by an in-house pastry chef. Full bar. Reservations suggested. Serving lunch 11:30-3, dinner 5:30-10 daily. AE, MC, V. $$$

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Chez Pierre
Route 9, Wilton, 793-3350. Dinners in the classic French manner, including sole Marguery, veal Oscar and steak au poivre. Full bar, banquet facilities. Serving dinner 5:30-10 Tue-Sat, 5-9 Sun. Closed Mon. Reservations suggested on weekends. AE, MC, V. $$$

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Chez Sophie Bistro
2853 Route 9, Malta, 583-3538, www.chezsophie.com. Founded by inspired French chef Sophie Parker and her husband Joseph in 1969, Chez Sophie Bistro is owned and managed today by Sophie’s son Paul and his wife Cheryl. The restaurant offers fresh seasonal cuisine for the discerning palate in an unlikely yet inventive spot—an antique silver diner on Route 9. Three course prixe-fixe specials for $25 offered Tue-Thu. Reservations appreciated. Serving 5:30 PM-close Tue-Sat; closed Sun-Mon. AE, DC, MC, V. $$$$

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Ferrandi’s Restaurant
332 State Highway 67, Amsterdam, 842-6977, www.ferrandis.net. Chef-owner Eric Masson prepares traditional French cuisine including escargot, crepe Normande, filet mignon au poivre, duck confit and frog legs along with more than 25 other unique entrées. French baguette and complimentary paté served with dinner. Enjoy French desserts such as crème brûlée or crepe Suzette. Extensive wine list and full bar available. Banquet facilities. Takeout available. Serving lunch 11-2 Wed-Fri; dinner 5-9 Wed-Mon. Open at 2 PM on Sunday. Closed Tue. Reservations suggested. MC, V. $$

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Marisa’s Old Dater Tavern
See listing under “American.”

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Paul’s
72 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa, 884-0281. Eclectic cuisine leaning toward French, but especially popular for its fresh seafood dishes with special sauces. Full bar; banquets for up to 100. Serving dinner 5-9 Tue-Sat. Closed Sun-Mon. AE, D, MC, V. $$$

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Rouge
3 Center St., West Stockbridge, (413) 232-4111. William Merelle is the chef and owner of this quintessential French bistro in the Berkshires. For an appetizer, try the escargot á provencal with soft polenta; among entrées is the house favorite braised duck with shredded potato cake and rosemary balsamic vanilla sauce. Full bar. Takeout available. No smoking. Serving dinner 5-10 Wed-Sun. ATM, MC, V. $$$

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