This is the place to get delicious French food in a non fussy setting. The hostess suggested we sit outside since there is no air conditioning in the main dining room. Our server was informed and attentive. The escargot was nicely flavored with garlic and herbs; the snails were almost as delicious as the one’s we had in Provence. I did not care for the pate but my family loved the combination of veal, pork, duck and hazelnut. The fillet mignon with peppercorn reduction was amazing. The confit de canard was crispy outside and moist inside. The seafood pasta special blew me away; the light tomato sauce blended well with the seafood’s juices. There was no room for dessert today. The dinner was perfect!
A lovely little French bistro nestled in a residential neighborhood in South Pasadena. Parking is extremely easy as there is plenty of street parking available without meters or permits in this part of town. It’s a small place, but done well in that the tables are not too close together and they provide indoor and outdoor dining. Our server Fabienne was very polite and attentive, she did a great job. I love bistros and go them often so I came in already knowing what I wanted to get, but as usual was swayed by the chef’s special for my entree. I started off with the French Onion Soup and it was very good and done in the classic style, perfect for a cold winter night. We also ordered the cheese balls (goat cheese and Gruyère wrapped in prosciutto) and those were exceptionally flavorful; they had sold me once I heard goat cheese. For my entree I was going to get the trout but when I heard the Short Ribs special I opted for that and it was rich and delicious. I wish it came with more sauce as I ran out half way through, but still it was cooked perfectly and very tasty. An all around great bistro and I would recommend to anyone. It’s nice to get out of LA on occasion to mix it up so coming north to this quiet neighborhood and great service was a pleasure.
Really Amazing little French Bistro in a quite street in South Pasadena . Very hospitable chef , well prepared and delicious dishes presented exquisitely.
Cozy local French restaurant. French owned/run. Service is good; very friendly and atmosphere is relaxed. Food is good, though I found a couple of our dishes a bit on the bland side. Portions are large however, prices are fine dining though food, atmosphere and service are on the money with a neighborhood spot - so felt a bit overpriced. Dinner for two (without drinks) was around $140 (not including tip)
Three of us had an enjoyable evening with very good service. This restaurant could be a real winner but the food is not as extraordinary as it could be. Seems as if chef owner is not looking close enough at the competition. Steaks were sold as very top end dry aged but were not as flavorful and tender as they should have been. Fries were perfect. Drinks were great.
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