Having never been to France, I have no idea. This does not mean though that Cassis doesn't set the bar. In fact, it is the best French restaurant I've been to, including NYC and Georgetown. There might be better restaurants in NYC in the fancier style, but Cassis is perfect without spending a fortune. Even on a super waiting only night, the restaurant has an intimate feel. Not secluded, but extravagant in your solitude - everyone is so busy talking or focused on their meal, you have alone time. The menu is not typical, ingredients great. Everything about Cassis is unique. It's hard to believe you're a few doors down from the movie theater. If you like well done food, enjoy eating something different, the this is the place for you. Instead of burgers and chicken, you can have duck, qual, etc. really great drinks menu too. Dress a little nicer than for the Hibachi place.