7 Best French Restaurants in Singapore to Celebrate Life

JAG Restaurant
JAG Restaurant
Image: JAG Restaurant

Singapore is home to some of the world’s most top-notch and expensive French restaurants, making them the perfect setting for those who want to celebrate special occasions in style.

From Michelin-starred restaurants to those helmed by renowned chefs, diners can expect nothing but the finest creations made from the freshest and highest quality ingredients. With their impeccable service and luxurious ambiance, these French restaurants are the go-to places for those who want to indulge in a truly unforgettable gastronomic experience.

1. Les Amis

Les Amis
Les Amis
Image: Les Amis
  • Loved for
    Award-winning food, wine, and service
  • Prices
    S$305 to S$585 per pax
  • Address
    1 Scotts Road, #01-16 Shaw Centre
    Singapore 228208
  • Phone
    +65 6733 2225
  • Opening hours
    Daily 12:00 - 14:00; 19:00 - 21:00
  • Website
  • Email
    lesamis@lesamis.com.sg
  • Les Amis promises a unique and memorable dining experience through excellent food and personalized service. This 3-Michelin Star French restaurant opened in 1994 as Singapore’s first independent fine dining restaurant. Chef Sebastien Lepinoy heads the restaurant’s operations, creating gustatory delights using seasonal ingredients from different parts of France.

    Highlights:

    • Asia’s only “Three Pillars” restaurant: Les Amis is the only restaurant in Asia that has earned the coveted “Three Pillars”, a recognition that covers the three most important aspects of dining – food (3 Michelin Stars), service (5 Stars by Forbes Travel Guide), and wine (Grand Award by Wine Spectator).
    • Seasonal ingredients from France: The menu changes with the seasons, featuring only the finest ingredients sourced from all over France.
    • The best wine list in Asia: Les Amis is a consistent winner of the Grand Award by Wine Spectator. Its wine list is designed to complement the classic French cuisine of the restaurant. Most of the wines are from the Old World, 85% of which reflects the French terroir, particularly Bordeaux and Burgundy.

    LOOK & FEEL: Les Amis has maintained its identity despite multiple renovations over the past 29 years. The latest revamp added new furnishings and a cheese and caviar room, but the burgundy feature wall, below-deck kitchen, and mezzanine-level seating remain unchanged. The restaurant offers two themed private rooms, including the Magnum Room with 100 magnum bottles of the best French wines.

    FOOD MENU: Les Amis serves classic French cuisine that features the freshest ingredients direct from France. The menu changes four times a year, coinciding with the changing seasons in France. You can choose between a 3, 4, or 6-course meal consisting of hot and cold starters, a main dish, cheese, and desserts.

    Its lunch menu features

    • Le Menu Printemps (6-course): S$585
    • La Carte Printemps Déjeuner (3-course): S$305
    • La Carte Printemps Déjeuner (4-course): $395

    Its dinner menu comes in two options

    • Le Menu Printemps (6-course): S$585
    • La Carte Printemps Diner (4-course): $395

    DRINK MENU: With a selection of over 1,800 wines, the wine list predominantly showcases the highly-regarded terroir of France, particularly Burgundy and Bordeaux, which accounts for more than 90% of the offerings. In addition to these, the list also offers a well-balanced mix of New and Old World wines.

    2. JAG

    JAG-Restaurant
    JAG-Restaurant
    Image: JAG
  • Loved for
    • Contemporary French food
    • Vegetarian degustation menus
  • Prices
    S$148++ to S$338++ per pax
  • Address
    76 Duxton Rd, Singapore 089535
  • Phone
    +65 3138 8477
  • Opening hours
    Tue to Thu 18:00 - 22:30
    Fri & Sat 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:30
  • Website
    JAG
  • Email
    reservations@restaurantjag.com
  • JAG is an award-winning restaurant in Singapore that serves contemporary French cuisine. It was founded in 2018 by friends, Chef Jeremy Gillon and Restaurateur Anant Tyagi.

    The restaurant is known for its vegetable-centric discovery menu and other recipes that cater to different dietary preferences.

    Highlights:

    • Consistent Michelin-star awardee: JAG earned its first Michelin Star within one year of opening its doors in Singapore. Since then, it has consistently earned a Michelin Star for four years in a row.
    • A mix of local produce and French herbs: The culinary team at JAG is passionate about using locally-produced ingredients from sustainable sources, and they incorporate wild-foraged herbs from the French Alps to give their dishes a French flair.
    • Accommodates various dietary inclinations: At JAG, no two dishes are exactly alike thanks to the Discovery Degustation Menu approach, which allows the chef to create bespoke recipes that adapt to guests’ dietary restrictions and preferences.

    LOOK & FEEL: JAG doesn’t have the typical plush interiors that you might expect from a French fine-dining restaurant. Instead, it has a cozy, family restaurant vibe that’s reminiscent of Europe. With only six tables, the restaurant can accommodate up to 16 guests per service.

    MENU: The menu heavily features seasonal vegetables, herbs, and seafood. Don’t fret if you are not a fan of vegetables. You’ll be amazed at how Chef Jeremy cleverly transforms the season’s harvest into culinary delights that would make you reconsider eating your greens. Just let the staff know if you have any food allergies or restrictions so that you will have a unique dining experience made especially for you.

    Here are their Winter 2024 (January to March) and Spring 2024 (April to June) menus:

    • “Proteins” Lunch Menu Winter 2024: $175++
    • “Vegetarian” Lunch Menu Winter 2024: $148++
    • “Proteins” Dinner Menu Winter 2024: $338++
    • “Vegetarian” Dinner Menu Winter 2024: $278++
    • “Proteins” Lunch Menu Spring 2024: $175++
    • “Vegetarian” Lunch Menu Spring 2024: $148++
    • “Proteins” Dinner Menu Spring 2024: $338++
    • “Vegetarian” Dinner Menu Spring 2024: $278++

    3. Rhubarb le Restaurant

    Rhubarb le Restaurant
    Rhubarb le Restaurant
    Image: Rhubarb le Restaurant
  • Loved for
    Omakase menu
  • Prices
    S$68 - S$198 per pax
  • Address
    3 Duxton Hill Singapore 089589
  • Phone
    +65 8127 5001
  • Opening hours
    Mon & Tue: 12:00 - 14:15; 18:30 - 21:30
    Thu to Sat: 12:00 - 14:15; 18:30 - 21:30
  • Website
  • Email
    paul@rhubarb.sg
  • Rhubarb le Restaurant is a cozy restaurant on Duxton Hill that serves contemporary French cuisine. It first opened its doors in Singapore in 2014 under the management trio of British Chef Paul Longworth, French Maitre’d Jerome Desfonds, and their former boss, Alice Low-Ang.

    Longworth and Desfonds, both alumni of Au Petit Salut, decided to venture out on their own with the blessing of Low-Ang, a seal of approval that recognized their competence and ability to serve Singapore with the best French dishes they could offer.

    Highlights:

    • 1-Michelin Star Restaurant: Rhubarb earned its first Michelin Star in 2016, just two years after it was established, and has retained it annually ever since.
    • Omakase lunch that is worth your buck: Rhubarb’s famous omakase lunch starts from S$68 for a 3-course degustation. Every dish churned out by Chef Paul is definitely a delight and worth every penny.
    • Blind Eye Tuesdays: On Tuesdays, you can bring your own bottle of wine without paying the corkage fee. One 750ml bottle is allowed for every 2 guests. The more people in your group, the more wine you can bring!

    LOOK & FEEL: Neutral tones dominate the interior of this little French restaurant on Duxton Hill. It is comfortable and elegant with traces of its past as a conservation shop house. Only 8 tables are available in the main dining area where guests can watch the magic happen in the open kitchen. A private dining room is located on the second level which can accommodate a maximum of 12 persons.

     MENU: Rhubarb’s set lunches and dinners offer a wide array of value. The culinary team sources the best ingredients and wine that they can find to come up with an extraordinary dining experience for their guests. Most notable is the omakase menu which brings a thrill to diners as they indulge in every dish served up by Chef Paul.

    PRICES:

    • Omakase Lunch: S$68++ (3 courses), S$88++ (4 courses), S$118++ (5 courses)
    • Dinner meal with 2 starters, main & dessert: S$138
    • Dinner meal with 3 starters, main & dessert: S$168
    • Dinner meal with 3 starters, main, Chef’s Premium Ingredient & dessert: S$198

    MOST-LOVED DISHES:

    • Hamachi, Cucumber, Yoghurt
    • Emulsion, Celeriac, Truffle
    • Scallop, Cotechino, Escabeche
    • Veal, Rhubarb, Elderflower
    • Snapper, Quinoa, Lemongrass

    4. Béni

    Béni
    Béni
    Image: Béni
  • Loved for
    French cuisine with a Japanese twist
  • Prices
    S$118 - S$268 per pax
  • Address
    333A Orchard Road
    #02-37 Mandarin Gallery
    Singapore 238897
  • Phone
    +65 9159 3177
  • Opening hours
    Mon to Sat 12:00 - 15:00; 19:00 - 22:30
  • Website
  • Email
    enquiry@beni-sg.com
  • Béni is helmed by Executive Chef Kenji Yamanaka, an expert in French techniques and a passionate lover of Japanese food. This is evident in Béni's unique Japanese reinterpretation of French cuisine, which is showcased in the Chef's Table Experience.

    Chef Kenji incorporates the best Japanese produce into most of his dishes, integrating French fine dining in a series of courses that take you on an indulgent gastronomic journey.

    Highlights:

    • Consistent Michelin Star French restaurant: Béni has consistently earned a Michelin Star from 2016 until 2022, a recognition that it rightfully deserves.
    • Seasonal menu highlights Japanese ingredients: Béni’s menu changes with the seasons, highlighting the best of Japanese produce.
    • Tailored wine and sake pairings: The wine list is designed to further enhance the dishes created by Chef Kenji, with one highlight being an elaborate wine and sake pairing that offers a unique dining experience not found in other French restaurants in Singapore.

    LOOK & FEEL: From its 4th-floor former location, Béni has moved to a bigger space on the 2nd floor of the Mandarin Gallery. Once you enter the restaurant, you will be reminded of a typical Japanese restaurant with its dominating counter that overlooks the open kitchen. Two private rooms are also available that can accommodate 8 to 12 guests.

    MENU: The marriage of French cuisine and Japanese ingredients turns out to be a delight to the gustatory senses. Uni and wagyu, two distinctly Japanese staples, appear on the menu along with caviar and foie gras.

    Lunch menus:

    • 6 Courses Expérience (Mon to Fri): S$118++
    • 8 Courses Précieux (Mon to Fri): S$228++
    • 7 courses Expérience (Sat & PHs): S$148++
    • 8 courses Précieux (Sat & PHs): S$238++

    Dinner menus: 8 Courses Dégustation from S$268++

    MOST-LOVED DISHES:

    • Sautéed Foie Gras
    • Hyogo Oyster
    • Omi or Hida A5 Wagyu
    • Scallop with celeriac and truffle dressing
    • Signature Mushroom Quartet

    5. Gunther’s Modern French Cuisine

    gunther-s-restaurant-singapore
    gunther-s-restaurant-singapore
    Image: Gunther’s Modern French Cuisine
  • Loved for
    Cold angel hair pasta
  • Prices
    S$80++ per pax
  • Address
    36 Purvis Street #01-03 Singapore 188613
  • Phone
    +65 6338 8955
  • Opening hours
    Mon to Fri 12:00 – 14:30, 18:30 – 22:00
    Sat 18:30 – 22:00
  • Website
  • Gunther's restaurant by the Garibaldi group is an award-winning restaurant serving modern French cuisine. With a classy ambiance, good service, and yummy dishes, Gunther's is an ideal choice for business meetings or celebrations.

    Highlights:

    • Cold angel hair pasta, Oscietra caviar, a gorgeous creation of chef Gunther: The dish looks simple but it turns out to be divine in flavor, marked by top-notch ingredients of truffle and Oscietra caviar. Once enjoying this Gunther’s signature dish, you may forget everything eaten before.
    • Good value weekday set lunch menu: Fine dining on a budget? It is what Gunther offers in its weekday lunch set. With S$80++, diners will have a delicious 5-course meal in an elegant setting.
    • Daily specials: Chef Gunther doesn’t change his menu regularly, but he knows how to make his offers always new by using a “daily special cart”. Those on the cart are what can never be found on the menu, but can be touched by hands when the cart full of best in-season produce is shown at your tables. Don’t forget to ask about the price as special foods always come with special price tags.

    LOOK & FEEL: Nestled in a shophouse along a small street, Gunther’s has a tasteful and elegant setting. The dark earth tones make the place calm for a relaxing dining experience. The restaurant can accommodate up to 43 guests with 25 in the main dining room and 18 in its two private rooms.

    MENU: Gunther’s menu presents French cuisine with modern cooking methods, leaving dishes light and innovative.

    The a la carte menu consists of

    • Light Bites: S$25 – S$48
    • Oscietra Caviar Specials: S$25 – S$490
    • Timeless Collection: S$25 – S$188
    • Savoury & Sweet Collection: S$8 – S$40

    The degustation menus come in

    • 4 Courses at $195 per person (Wine Accompaniment at $95)
    • 6 Courses at $295 per person (Wine Accompaniment at $135)
    • 9 Courses at $375 per person (Wine Accompaniment at $175)

    MUST-TRIES:

    • Carpaccio of Wagyu beef, Tartare style, crispy potato
    • Roast smoked foie gras, mousseline of green apple
    • Cold angel hair pasta, Oscietra caviar
    • Grilled US tenderloin, bone marrow, bordelaise sauce
    • Whole roasted Maine lobster “thermidor”
    • Fine apple tart “a la dragees”, Havana rum raisin ice-cream

    6. db Bistro & Oyster Bar

    db Bistro & Oyster Bar
    db Bistro & Oyster Bar
    Image: db Bistro & Oyster Bar
  • Loved for
    Fresh seafood
  • Prices
    S$58 - S$78 per pax
  • Address
    The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
    B1-48, Galleria Level
    2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
  • Phone
    +65 6688 8525
  • Opening hours
    Sun to Thu 12:00 - 16:00; 17:30 - 21:00
    Fri & Sat 12:00 - 16:00; 17:30 - 21:30
  • Website
  • Email
    dbreservations@marinabaysands.com
  • db Bistro and Oyster Bar opened in Singapore in 2010 as an offshoot of New York City’s Bistro Moderne, which was founded by celebrity chef Daniel Boulud. The bistro serves a mix of traditional French bistro fare and contemporary American flavors, with a menu that highlights a selection of the world's largest and freshest oysters, as well as world-renowned signature burgers.

    Highlights:

    • French bistro fare by multi-awarded Chef: Chef Daniel Boulud is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. He was also awarded “Outstanding Restaurateur”, “Best Chef of New York City”, and “Outstanding Chef of the Year” by the James Beard Foundation.
    • Casual weekend brunch: For only S$75, you can enjoy traditional brunch favorites prepared by Chef Jonathan Kinsella. Don’t miss the Steak Haché, Scrambled Farm Eggs, and the Signature Bloody Mary!
    • Tuesday Night Social Hour: Every Tuesday Night, Marina Bay Sands holds its social hour from 6 to 9 PM. db Bistro & Oyster Bar lets you join the fun by offering 50% off on all signature tiki cocktails such as the Zombie, Mai Tai, and the Royal Hawaiian.

    LOOK & FEEL: db Bistro & Oyster Bar is located in the luxury retail and dining atrium of Marina Bay Sands, just across from the Sands Theatre. The main dining hall has a Parisian bistro ambiance, with red leather booths, dark wood, and marble tabletops. The oyster bar boasts a beautiful display of fresh oysters and an island bar stocked with various liquors. The private dining room overlooks the wine cellar and can accommodate up to 20 guests, while for a more intimate setting, the cellar table is available for up to six people.

     MENU: True to its name, the oyster bar is a main feature of db Bistro & Oyster Bar. Regular patrons come for the fresh oysters that are flown in daily from global sources. If oysters are not your thing, you can opt for other seafood choices such as lobster, crab, and shrimp cocktails. For meat lovers, burgers and steaks are a must-try.

    MUST-TRIES:

    • Signature Seafood Platter
    • Original db Burger
    • Red Wine Braised Beef
    • Signature Steak Tartare
    • Coq Au Vin

    PRICE RANGE:

    • Brunch set menu (3 courses): S$78
    • Lunch set menu: S$58 (2 courses); S$68 (3 courses)
    • Oyster Bar: S$40 – S$375
    • Lobster: S$36 – S$120
    • Seafood cocktails: S$30 – S$36
    • Salads & vegetables: S$20 – S$36
    • Bistro classics: S$20 – S$46
    • Burgers & steaks: S$35 – S$165
    • Seafood, poultry & chops: S$45 – S$75

    7. Fleur de Sel Le Restaurant

    Fleur de Sel Le Restaurant
    Fleur de Sel Le Restaurant
    Image: Fleur de Sel Le Restaurant
  • Loved for
    Light and modernized French cuisine
  • Prices
    S$78 - S$198 per pax
  • Address
    64 Tras Street #01-01 Singapore 079003
  • Phone
    +65 6222 6861
  • Opening hours
    Tue to Sat 12:00 - 14:00; 18:00 - 22:00
    (Closed on Sun & Mon)
  • Website
  • Email
    reservations@fleurdesel.com.sg
  • Le Fleur de Sel is located in an old shop house along Tras Street in Singapore. Owned by Chef Alexandre Lozachmeur, formerly of Spoon restaurants and Au Plaza Athénée, the restaurant serves traditional French cuisine with a contemporary twist, driven by Chef Alexandre's love for French cooking.

    Highlights:

    • Bistro de luxe at the heart of Tanjong Pagar: Fleur de Sel holds its own amidst the lane of acclaimed restaurants along Tras Street, thanks to Chef Alexander’s impressive resume and masterful concoctions in the kitchen.
    • Open kitchen dining experience: At Le Fleur de Sel, you can enjoy an open kitchen dining experience à la Chef’s Table, watching Chef Alex work his magic as he prepares each delectable dish served to you.
    • Carefully curated wine list: Le Fleur de Sel’s wine cellar mostly contains French labels that perfectly complement the refined French dishes.

    LOOK & FEEL:Le Fleur de Sel can be described as both sophisticated and functional. The open-concept kitchen takes center stage, giving diners Chef’s Table experience as they watch Chef Alex in action up close. The main dining room is modern and elegant, with a capacity of up to 30 guests, while the private dining room can seat up to 10 people.

     MENU: Chef Alex constantly updates the menu to make the most of seasonal ingredients. He serves classic French cuisine prepared in a light and modern style, leaving enough room in your stomach for more of what Le Fleur de Sel has to offer.

    MOST-LOVED DISHES:

    • Le Homard (Boston lobster bisque, lobster tartare with chives, garlic croutons, and Avruga caviar)
    • Les Saint-Jacques (Yuzu and extra virgin olive oil marinated Hokkaido scallop carpaccio, with amur caviar and yuzu pearl)
    • L’Agneau (2-H sous-vide Welsh lamb saddle, grilled king oyster mushrooms, wild mushroom purée, rosemary red wine sauce)
    • Les Ravioles (Mini French comté and emmental cheese raviolis, creamy Parmesan cheese and Périgord black truffle sauce)
    • Le Baba (Rum soaked baba glazed in passionfruit juice and Tahitian vanilla whipped cream)

    PRICES:

    • Fleur De Sel Set Lunch: S$78.00++ per person
    • Degustation Set Lunch: S$98.00++ per person
    • Fleur De Sel Set Dinner: S$148.00++ per person
    • Degustation Set Dinner: S$198.00++per person

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