American diners will be getting their fix of French cuisine from restaurants in New York and New Jersey, which will open for business Thursday, according to The New York Times.
“The new American restaurants will be the first to be serving a French cuisine that is American,” a statement on the official website of the New York City Restaurant Association said.
Restaurants in New Jersey and New York will be able to serve French cuisine, but not from a French restaurant.
“These new restaurants will open the door to the world to learn French and to get the same culinary experiences as diners in New Orleans and Boston,” the statement continued.
“We are pleased that these restaurants will provide diners with an opportunity to taste the very best of the great city of New York.”
French cuisine is a favorite dish in the U.S. and around the world, but has been slow to catch on.
New York has had more than 3,500 restaurants, while New Jersey has only about 300.
In New York, diners can order food from French restaurants by clicking on the “Dine” menu item, but in New England, dinners can also order food at any New York restaurant.
The New Jersey Restaurant Association says the first New York restaurants to open are the Le Creuset in Brooklyn, the Le Chevalier in East Hampton and the Grosvenor’s Restaurant in Elizabeth. In the U