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Posted by Alex on 07/28/2013
I am not sure why this place is called a French restaurant, but absence of sauces, and flavors which are associated with French restaurants, would say otherwise. Service is very friendly, but ambiance is not exactly a French Bistro, nor even close. Menu selection which changes weekly is nearly nonexistent (canned corn soup or very small green salad for fist course, fish or pork bellies with breakfast sausage (probably from Costco) for main, and tiny portion of inexpensive cheeses, or custard for desert - that is the ENTIRE menu), Soup was nothing more than canned corn which was put into a blender, then refrigerated, and poured into the plate (I am not exaggerating), Their highly overpriced $5-$8 wines (they charge $40-120 for these). Many German wines for strange reason, all are very recent vintages, and red wine by the glass tasted closer to young vinegar than wine, and $8-$30 beer bottles (beer selection, quality is much better than wine selection, and quality. Dinner price is fixed at $35 for 3 courses, but you would probably get a more satisfactory meal at any local eatery for around $10, but would prefer a more gourmet meal at of many other LA restaurants, but at slightly higher price. The most memorable, and tasty item was their bread, which was a very fresh French baguette which most likely came from La Brea bakery. Perhaps owners think that serving French baguette makes it a French restaurant, but I would question such tactics. If you think that French dressing on your salad at Sizzler makes Sizzler a French restaurant then this place is for you, but if you enjoy flavors which you can taste, and inhale, as well as atmosphere of a French Bistro then you may want to look elsewhere. I am not sure if many other reviewers have ever been to a real French restaurant (or to France), but they should certainly try once, if their budget allows to leave Papilles behind. I would not recommend this place to anyone who enjoys French food, or gourmet food of any kind.
Posted by Magdalena Capilla on 08/20/2012
Great place to dine, Excellent service and Great food. Highly recommended!! :)