Le Pen was the only FN candidate to pass the first round of 2007 legislative elections and garnered 42 percent of votes in the second round.
"If you haven't understood that I had the pleasure this evening of inviting my secretaries, my security officers, the politicians, the writers, the women and men who have accompanied me since the first day of this campaign, then you haven't understood anything about life", he told reporters as he emerged from the restaurant.
Needing millions more votes to beat Macron in France's May 7 presidential runoff, she has been hammering hard her claims that more French jobs would be lost overseas under Macron's more economically liberal program.
The father of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen says he thinks his daughter has produced a "too laid-back" campaign in the French presidential race. She did not mention shechita, the kosher slaughter of animals, but did say she wanted to outlaw any slaughter of animals without stunning.
Pollsters say a low turnout would favour Le Pen.
Le Pen announced Monday she was stepping down from the party leadership while running her campaign.
In a solemn address from the Elysee palace, Hollande said he would vote for Macron, his former economy minister, because Le Pen represents "both the danger of the isolation of France and of rupture with the European Union".
But her share of the vote was far below a March poll high of 27 percent.
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Macron, beyond his enthusiastic urban, educated, pro business, socially progressive base needs to capture the older Catholic, socially conservative Fillon voters, but also needs to make inroads into the Melenchon voters, who may turn to LePen or stay home.
The French election is much more fragmented than the binary choices facing the Remain/Leave camps in the Brexit referendum or the Clinton/Trump choice in the United States election, but the four way results of the first round carry serious challenges for Emmanuel Macron. According to a recent poll, their supporters were more likely to fear unemployment and financial insecurity, and were more critical than Macron supporters about North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the EU. But Ms Le Pen is unlikely to go down without a fight.
French Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia accused Le Pen of "fomenting hatred and war between the government and religions, as well as interreligious animosity" with her statement.
One exception to that trend is Paris' northern working-class suburb of Seine-Saint-Denis, a traditional stronghold of the left, where over one-in-four 25-34 year-olds did not finish school. If you look at the attitude of numerous leaders, this is very odd because we have seen people around Fillon, for example, the central right candidate just after the announcement of the result immediately supported Mr. Macron.
French far-right presidential contender Marine Le Pen has called for more food to be produced and consumed in the country known as the gastronomic center of the Western world.
Last week, the war of words renewed as Marine Le Pen issued another attack in an interview with RMC radio, calling herself a "feminist" who had freed herself from her authoritarian father.
Also looming for France after the presidential election are legislative polls in June.