A French Bistro Dinner

Onion soup topped with melted cheese, sizzling steak paired with crisp French fries, a silky custard topped by thin, brittle layer of sugar: Classic bistro dishes like these reflect the philosophy of simple, honest cooking that is displayed at bistros throughout France. And these decadent dishes are surprisingly easy to prepare at home, as you'll discover with the recipes featured here. Hearty and comforting, these time-honored favorites are meant to be enjoyed with a bottle of wine, good friends and lively conversation. Bon appétit!