French cuisine has been a favorite of New Yorkers since the good people of France gifted us Lady Liberty (that would be 1886, FYI). But in the last few years, it’s largely been the same tired steak frites, mussels and chocolate soufflés showing up on every menu. No more. When it comes to French fare, there’s a renaissance of sorts happening right now. Here, six of the most exciting French restaurants in NYC.