A lovely French restaurant near ANA and Hotel Okura. Make reservations before hand as its a small restaurant and quickly books up. There are courses to choose from, which are a bit pricey for lunch, but are flavorful and good portioned.
The smaller course is an appetizer, main dish, dessert and coffee/tea. This being a popular restaurant for the ladies, the dessert is a highlight as you get to choose two different options off the dessert cart. After all the rich dishes, you are satisfied and full. The atmosphere is also quite nice, while its small, it isn't too loud and you can have a relaxing meal in the hustle and bustle of Tokyo.
Lovely Traditional French Restaurant
RCWashingtonon 23/05/2016 03:38
We ended up going here on our first night in Tokyo because it was near our hotel and I was able to book it on OpenTable Japan. Warning that staff speaks just a tiny bit of English & menu is in Japanese and French only. Best if your "food French" is excellent. Staff and kitchen are very earnest and hew closely to traditional formal French cuisine (including small portions). Sweet place though a bit difficult to find on a little lane behind one of the major avenues, but google maps saved the day.
Quaint little French place
SeanHigginson 27/01/2015 05:13
I visited for a business lunch. The restaurant is a small place with decent servings of French food. The service was smooth and efficient and I enjoyed the meal. Nothing particularly outstanding but it is know as a high quality,expensive restaurant from what I was told.
French bistro near the US Embassy
Semperviatoron 19/11/2014 12:01
A small Japanese-run restaurant within easy walking distance of the Hotel Okura and the US Embassy. Traditional French bistro food, carefully and well prepared, but following conventional approaches with lots of butter and cream. After too much Japanese food, this is a good place to restore the balance.
Refined French dining
RabbitOnTheRunon 27/10/2014 04:36
Bistro Bonne Femme is a lovely small French bistro on a side street in Akasaka, close to the ANA Intercontinental and the U.S. Embassy. We have eaten here three times for lunch, and I plan to go back again. It is the perfect spot for a pleasant, refined lunch when working in the neighborhood. For 1500 JPY, you can order the Ladies' Lunch (not restricted to ladies), which consists of a salad, your choice of fish or meat main (selections change daily), dessert, and tea or coffee. I have had duck, pork, and chicken, and each was perfectly cooked and accompanied by a delicious sauce and a side starch or vegetable, all very much in the French style. The full menu is much more extensive, but for lunch this is perfect. Service is excellent. English is limited but sufficient. The ambiance is quiet and understated.
I have not been here for dinner, but next time I am staying in Akasaka, I would be tempted to try it. The restaurant is listed in the Tokyo Michelin guide, and has been given the Bib Gourmand designation, with two fork/spoons. If you plan to go, be sure to make a reservation, as it is quite a small space, with ten or twelve tables, and several times at lunchtime all the tables were taken. I imagine it also fills up quickly for dinner.
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