Unfortunately the French scene in Istanbul is not "grande". There are not that many bistros in the city; not even of the mediocre type. Whereas good, big, elite, mediocre or bad bistros have overtaken many other metropolitan cities, the cafe culture is a bigger theme in Istanbul. As such, when it comes to the French bistros in the city, there is maybe 10 in total anyway...
The following list is thus a little short of 10... However, you are likely to enjoy yourself nevertheless.
Siraselviler Caddesi No:55/a Cihangir
Soon to become the 1st Michelin rated restaurant of Istanbul... read more
Nispetiye Caddesi Çalıkuşu Sok. 3. Aralık No:4 1
French cuisine, cigars and football... read more
Ahmet Adnan Saygun Caddesi
Ulus Parki No.1, Ulus
Les Ottomans, Muallim Naci Caddesi 68, KuruÃÂ§eÃ
Ideal place for after work drinks, appetizers and dinners... read more