This is a chic restaurant that has a limited a la carte menu. It does feature a corresponding page of vegetarian offerings as well as a three course prix fix menu. Service is excellent and unhurried. Our server is quite knowledgeable. The steak tartare is pretty standard. The escargot was herby and buttery delicious. The steak frites was cooked medium rare as requested. My branzino was moist with crispy skin and paired well with the ratatouille. The truffle pasta was disappointing; we can’t appreciate the truffle as it got overpowered by the cream. The nice apple tart tatin was a nice finish. The West comes East cocktail is a must try.
A really delicious French bistro in the heart of old town Pasadena. Last night, Sunday, was my first time having dinner here and if I’m back in the area it would be a place I would return to. Service was a bit slow however. We arrived at 5:55 for a 6PM reservation. We weren’t sat until 6:08 but ordered immediately because we were looking at the menu while waiting. The appetizers did not arrive until just after 6:40 and we were a table of two starting with a soup and a salad. That being said our server Harrison did a great job and was not a part of the slow down at all. The interior is really well done and I especially like how partitions are dividing each of the tables for sound dampering. I started off with the Frisée Lyonnaise which was light and tasty and a great start to the meal. For my entrée I chose the Alaskan Sole, which was buttery sweet and cooked perfectly. I especially liked the beurre blanc with it. We also ordered French Onion Soup for the table and that too was a winner. Overall a really nice French bistro. It is a bit expensive in comparison to others around Los Angeles and we did have a kitchen slowdown in the beginning, but I would still recommend and plan to dine here again sometime in the future.
A great dining experience, Service was amazing, It is great to be at a place that people enjoy working & polite. Service is done right, Thank you management for paying attention to this. Food was very good, your classics French onion soup , escargot is a must Something as simple as bread & butter also stands out , You will see when you are having it. OK I have to complain about one thing, The fries just didn't match the rest of the food's quality. regardless cant wait to come back
Out door seating felt safe with all the staff wearing masks. The ambiance is nice as their outdoor area is set up under trees and decorations, with heating lamps. The staff were attentive, courteous and nice, but not invasive. We ordered three course menu. Every dish was thoughtful prepared and presented. We had endives salad, well dressed and balance of sweet from apples and creaminess from the blue cheese was a good way to start the meal. Main dishes were duck and branzino, neither of them were heavy, perfectly seasoned and sauced with delicious accompaniments. What closed the deal were the desserts. We had one of sticky toffee pudding and Paris breast. The sticky toffee pudding was not overly sweet and the accent sauce of passion fruit and cream were such good match with the pudding. The Paris breast filled with hazel nut cream, it was so light and fluffy, creamy, again not too sweet, beautiful presented. If we lived near we would make this our regular restaurant to go. Next time I'm in town I would like to try their a la carte menu, the french onion soup smelled amazing.
Amazing authentic French food. Tastes like you're back in Paris. Worth the $$$. Steak tartare, truffle pasta, and chocolate souffle must try!
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