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This cozy French bistro, with a real French owner/chef, Herve Bochard, in the kitchen, is la vrai chose. Tucked away on a Millbrook side street, it has been a popular stand-by for nearly 25 years (lucky Millbrook), its name a reference to Les Baux-de-Provence. As implied, the menu seldom strays from authentic Southeastern France regional classics such as moules frites ($19), steak frites ($25), duck breast with a port-wine reduction ($24), all perfectly prepared and presented. There is nothing chi-chi about Café Les Baux, either in the decor or on the menu. It’s the consistent quality that turns first-time diners into regulars and keeps them coming back year-after-year. Our advice: reserve ahead, especially for dinner on weekends. —Marilyn Bethany
152 Church St., Millbrook, NY
Lunch: 12 - 2:30 p.m.
Dinner: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 5 - 9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 5 - 10 p.m.