French Restaurants

1010Pescadou Bistro

Address: 3325 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA  92663   Make a Reservation
Pescadou Bistro
Originally owned by Daniel Sidhoum (Olga’s brother), the “new-and-improved” Pescadou Bistro remained in the family after Chef Jacques de Quillien and his wife Olga took over in 2002. Olga, raised in Southern France and Paris, and Jacques raised in France’s Loire Valley and Brittany, bring a eclectic French Cuisine perspective to Pescadou Bistro. Chef Jacques de Quillien was previously the owner of Le Mistral, in Corona del Mar. Prior to Newport Beach he worked as a Chef in Montreal, Coral Gables, Houston, and San Diego. Learn More »

1010Cafe D' Etoile

Address: 8941 1/2 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA  90069   Make a Reservation
Cafe D' Etoile
RecommendedEditor's Pick
Serving West Hollywood for over 33 years, Cafe D'Etoile is located on the famous Santa Monica Blvd strip in West Hollywood. From almost anywhere in the restaurant you can enjoy plenty of eye-candy and entertainment on the boulevard. There is never a dull moment. Enjoy year round dining indoor and out 7 days a week. Enjoy a drink at our full bar with a large selection of beer, wine and specialty cocktails. Don't forget to try our very popular homemade Sangria and Bloody Marys. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday with Brunch being served Saturday and Sunday. Learn More »

108Cafe Del Rey

Address: 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA  90292   Make a Reservation
Cafe Del Rey
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Gaze out over the marina and allow your mind to drift lazily like the boats against the docks as you savor the fresh and tantalizing fare Executive Chef Niederkorn serves up daily. Only twenty minutes from the harried rush of LAX, Café Del Rey transports diners from the bustle of humanity to the calm oasis of a foreign seaside town. Chef Niederkorn presents elegantly prepared and simply adorned seafood dishes that shine by their own freshness and flavor. The Black Spaghetti is made with prawns, calamari, lobster, and bay scallops; and the Mediterranean Meatloaf is taken to another level by … Learn More »

105The Little Door

Address: 8164 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA  90048   Make a Reservation
The Little Door
Step-out of the modern world and into the old country style of Europe. Chef Nicolas T. Peter strives to incorporate local and organic ingredients, ensuring that his menu is healthy, seasonal, and ripe with flavor. The menu consists of French-Mediterranean fusion cuisine. Start off with the “Little Door Mezze Royale” Assorted Mediterranean Appetizers which includes tuna tartare, goat cheese, merguez sausage and grilled scallops. Also try such entrees as the Grilled Filet Mignon with a Tarragon and Green Goat Cheese, Merguez Sausage and Grilled Scallops. With healthy tasty options, you can’t go wrong with eating here. Learn More »

1010entre nous

Address: 119 W Green St, Pasadena, CA  91105   Make a Reservation

1010Guy Savoy

Address: 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, CA  N/A   Make a Reservation

107Xiomara on Melrose

Address: 6101 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90036   Make a Reservation
Xiomara on Melrose
At Xiomara Melrose, Executive Chef and owner Xiomara Ardolina masterfully crafts exotic, Cuban-influenced dishes that pay homage to the home cooking she grew up with. A hint of fine dining mingles with authentic and flavorful Cuban traditions, resulting in such diverse dishes as Nicaraguan Skirt Steak with huitlacoche and blue cheese mashed potatoes, and Chino Latino Pan Seared Duck Breast atop a sautéed plantain and portobello mushroom with soy ginger cilantro sauce. Almost everything is house made, right down to the fresh squeezed cane juice in the famous mojitos. While situated in a prime location in the middle of Melrose … Learn More »

108Maison Akira

Address: 713 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA  91101   Make a Reservation
Maison Akira
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Near the Playhouse, in one of the quaintest districts in Pasadena, a rare jewel sparkles in the Crown City—Maison Akira. Step off the bustling Green Street into the foyer door and find yourself halfway around the world in an elegant restaurant just off Cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-Provence, France. Though distinctly French, a peaceful Zen-like esthetic pervades the atmosphere. That is because Maison Akira is home of the world-renowned chef Hirose Akira. His menu is like a symphony of truly beautiful French classics, made modern and dazzling with subtle Japanese influences, like his signature Miso-infused Chilean Sea Bass, which has made … Learn More »

108Chinois on Main

Address: 2709 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA  90405   Make a Reservation
Chinois on Main
Since 1983, Wolfgang Puck’s Chinois on Main has been serving Asian Fusion cuisine to the hungry hordes in Santa Monica. The décor has not changed since the day the doors opened, but Chef Rena Mata presents a menu that features not only selections of dishes that made Chinois on Main famous, but some new additions as well. All dishes presents ingredients from the Far East, transformed into modern culinary masterpieces of daring and stimulating flavors. Dishes served family style include classics such as Whole Sizzling Catfish with ponzu, Shanghai Lobser, Mongolian Lamb with cilantro-mint vinaigrette, and the Famous Chinois Chicken … Learn More »

109Crustacean

Address: 9646 S. Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA  90210   Make a Reservation
Crustacean
Crustacean in Beverly Hills offers award-winning Euro-Vietnamese cuisine in a stunning atmosphere. Entering through the cocktail lounge, guests first experience the restaurants famous “walk on water” as they follow a weaving path atop a floor-level aquarium to the main dining room. Seated amid French-Colonial décor, the menu entices the senses with selections such as Shaken Beef flambéed in Chardonnay and Rice Ravioli in a soy-sesame emulsion. Dishes “From An’s Secret Kitchen” are especially enticing; although the entire menu, down to the desserts, demonstrates a talented mastering of unique fusion cuisine. The excellent wine menu contains recommended pairings listed beneath each … Learn More »

1010Bouchon

Address: 9 W. Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, CA  93101   Make a Reservation
Bouchon
Located in scenic downtown Santa Barbara, Bouchon brings the best of the Wine Country to the table. The vine crusted exterior welcomes guests into the heart of Santa Barbara countryside. The seasonal menu features a selection of meat entrees with suggested wine pairings. Aside from the chicken, lamb, and fish options, the Grilled Wagyu New York Steak, served with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Braised Black Kale, Wild Arugula and Lemon Vinaigrette, and Parsley-Caper Coulis tops the favorite’s list. The restaurant’s “Wine Country Cuisine” approach to the menu is evident throughout the food and beverage list. The ingredients featured are locally sourced, … Learn More »

1010Michael's

Address: 1147 3rd Street, Santa Monica, CA  90403   Make a Reservation
Michael's
Since 1979, Michael's has presented modern American cuisine with a French influence. The decor is light and airy, with a spacious, uncluttered dining room featuring modern art from an array of great contemporary artists. The lush, serene patio garden allows guests a chance to enjoy the Southern California weather while dining. An extensive wine list includes more than eight hundred labels from California, France, Italy, and wine growing regions from across the globe. The secluded garden, landscaped with a variety of trees, exotic flowers, and flowing fountains, creates an ambience ideal for a garden party, a relaxing meal, or romantic … Learn More »

1010Cuistot

Address: 72597 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA  92260   Make a Reservation
Cuistot
Cuistot of Palm Desert is an illustrious diamond in the rough. Renowned Chef Bernard Devrieux is a native of France dedicated to crafting the finest of old world French cuisine. This restaurant boasts a vast wine selection of over 650 international varieties and in-house sommelier. Embark on an exceptional dining experience with starters such as the Avocado Fan with warm goat cheese in a shallot, drizzled with olive oil and cracked black pepper dressing. Premium entrees include the Young Duck Oven Roasted with Spices, Roasted Rack of Lamb, and the California Roasted Quail Stuffed with Sweetbreads. Seafood lovers will rejoice … Learn More »

1010Melisse

Address: 1104 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA  90401   Make a Reservation
Melisse
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Located in Santa Monica, Melisse combines the sophistication of traditional French cuisine with contemporary American sensibilities, resulting in a truly elegant experience. The two-star Michelin rated restaurant features a menu reflecting seasonal and specialty items carefully selected and intricately prepared by Chef Josiah Citrin and his skilled kitchen staff. The Truffle Risotto carnaroli rice, mascarpone and shaved black truffles and the Broccoli & Quail Egg Agnolotti, young broccoli, brown butter and shaved black truffles are popular with guests. Dessert selections include Sticky Toffee Pudding and a classic Apple Tart. For an experience in refined French American cuisine, Melisse in Santa … Learn More »

108Melvyn's

Address: 200 West Ramon Road, Palm Springs, CA  92264   Make a Reservation
Melvyn's
Stepping into Melvyn's Restaurant in Palm Springs is like stepping back in time. Known as an A-list celebrity hot spot during the 1940’s and 1950’s, Melvyn's Restaurant at the legendary Ingleside Inn has the feel of old Hollywood glamour. Entrees pay homage to classic American meals: Oysters Rockefeller, Steak Diane, Bananas Foster, Strawberries Romanoff, and many more. The walls are adorned in giant portraits of the beloved classic stars of yesteryear. Melvyn’s Restaurant offers an extensive wine list with a variety of local and international selections. The adjoining piano bar features the melodic sounds of classics like Frank Sinatra and … Learn More »

107Delphine Eatery & Bar

Address: 6250 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  90028   Make a Reservation
Delphine Eatery & Bar
Delphine Eatery & Bar is both nostalgic and modern with its timeless take on old world Hollywood and fine cuisine. Located inside the W Hotel in Hollywood, this restaurant is both a local favorite as well as a dinning destination for visitors. Serving California Bistro fare for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and on the weekends, brunch as well, anytime of day Delphine Eatery & Bar can accommodate guests. Dishes run the gamut from sandwiches and an extensive raw bar, to Steak Frites and the self proclaimed Hollywood’s Best Burger. Located right next to The Pantages Theatre, the bar is a fine … Learn More »

109Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood

Address: 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90069   Make a Reservation
Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood
Gordon Ramsay lends his name and influence to the London West Hollywood’s newest fine dining addition. Channeling the celebrity chef, Executive Chef Andy Cook combines the sublime pleasures of haute cuisine with the freshest California produce for an approachably refined taste. Diners can choose from an array of a la carte options, or can place themselves in the capable hands of Chef Cook’s team by opting for market specials and tasting menus that highlight the best of the seasons. The décor acts as an excellent platform for showcasing the menu, blending opulent gold and crystal with comfortable banquettes for an … Learn More »

107Chameau

Address: 339 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90036   Make a Reservation
Chameau
Chameau offers exotic southern French and Moroccan cuisine while using the freshest ingredients. The menu is seasonal and changes every three months. This restaurant makes its own bread, handmade couscous from semolina, fresh yogurt, creams, and vinegars. Couscous is their specialty and is created in many variations. The atmosphere is very colorful with bright reds and blues that illuminate the restaurant. The décor is detailed with a Moroccan style. If guests would like to take a piece of this French-Moroccan cuisine home, marinated olives, harissa sauce, preserved lemon dip, eggplant dip, and argan oil are available for purchase. Learn More »

109Comme Ca

Address: 8479 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA  90069   Make a Reservation
Comme Ca
West Hollywood’s Comme Ca gives Angelinos the experience of dining in a French bistro with West Coast flair. Chef David Myers opened the restaurant as a way to share his dream of the perfect brasserie experience with the dining public. House signature cocktails such as the Penicillin, Cool Louie, and El Ranchero are bar favorites when warming up for the meal to come. The menu features many French favorites like Fruits de Mer (Oysters on the half shell) and Escargots Persillade for Hor d’Oeuvres. Other meal openers include the Roasted Baby Beet Salad, Assiette de Fromage du Jour as well … Learn More »

107Animal

Address: 435 N. Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90036   Make a Reservation
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In the midst of L.A.'s preponderance of vegetarian-friendly and tofu-centric restaurants and a short way from trendy Melrose Avenue lies Animal: a fairly industrial-looking, minimalist locale with no sign. Arouse your inner carnivore with savory dishes such as the Foie Gras with Maple Sausage Gravy and a Biscuit, or for a slightly lighter fare, try the House Smoked Pork Belly with Lentil and Butterbean Salad. To finish off, prowl the dessert menu for the Bacon Chocolate Bars. Localvores and organic supporters can also take joy in their use of local and organically grown delicacies. Learn More »