If you didn’t know this by now, I love getting out of my solace and trying something completely new. Especially if it features a local Albuquerque business. French-style cuisine is incredibly rare in the city, but you can definitely find it at Nob Hill’s own frenchish.

This isn’t your typical Albuquerque spot. It’s an eatery with a menu that will take you into the heart of Paris. The first dish I had the chance to try at frenchish was their incredible lobster niçoise ($29). I consider myself a seafood connoisseur, and when you’re in a state miles away from the ocean, I consider this a make-or-break when evaluating a restaurant. Upon the first bite, the lobster mixed with their creamy tarragon dressing melted in my mouth.  With fresh vegetables and a nice side of niçoise olives, it was possibly one of the food highlights of my entire existence.

While frenchish exceeded my expectations through their main course, I also hankered for something on the sweeter side. Instantly my eyes caught their bourbon and blueberry cake ($7). Possibly two of my favorite things in one—bourbon and blueberries. It was the perfect ending to an already great experience at frenchish, as the soft and sweet cake ended my last visit with a smile.

I know some of my colleagues will shy away from an exotic, worldly menu of frenchish, but trust your Albuquerque food guide and head over on a weekend night to grab a Frenchy delight.


3509 Central Ave. NE

Neighborhood: Nob Hill

Category: French

Phone: (505) 433-5911





Cade Guererro

Cade is young journalist who has worked at publication in Austin, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. He focuses on the cultural topics of Albuquerque.

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