If your French isn’t that good, beware the French menu! We are so used to calling the main course the Entrée in English, that we are certain its the same the world over.
Think again. In France, L’entrée is the first course (what we call the appetizer).
The main course, typically served second, is called ‘Le plat’, ‘Le plat principal’, or even ‘Le plat de résistance’. Often followed by Le fromage (so disappointingly rare in the English speaking world) and Le Dessert.
So remember. If you just order an entrée, you’ll just be getting a starter.