French eateries on Long Island

House-smoked bluefish at Almond in Bridgehampton. House-smoked bluefish at Almond in Bridgehampton. Photo Credit: Gordon M. Grant

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Long Island usually has been as hospitable to French restaurants as the Russian winter was to Napoleon's army. But there are just enough eateries devoted to the cuisine, especially for the heartier fare of bistros. Here are three that go for liberty, equality and fraternity.

ALMOND

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Almond relocated last year and immediately re-established itself as the Hamptons' top bistro-style eatery. Go for the citrus-marinated sardines, steamed mussels, hanger steak au poivre, roast chicken, chocolate pot de creme. Excellent burger, too.

1 Ocean Rd., Bridgehampton; 631-537-5665, almondrestaurant.com

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BISTRO CASSIS

The cozy charmer is a downtown Huntington mainstay. Recommended dishes include steak frites, hanger steak Bordelaise, pistachio-crusted rack of lamb, frisee aux lardons, mussels mariniere and, on Saturday, braised short ribs in a red-wine reduction.

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55B Wall St., Huntington; 631-421-4122, cassishuntington.com

CHEZ NOELLE

Chez Noelle has outlasted the trend du jour and sticks with many of the plats toujours. Sample Dover sole meuniere, rack of lamb, duck breast with orange sauce, braised sweetbreads, escargots a la Bourguignonne.

34 Willowdale Ave., Port Washington; 516-883-3191, cheznoellerestaurant.com

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