French

Papilles

6221 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90028

323-871-2026

The retro-cool French bistronomie movement that’s sweeping Paris may be the lodestar of Papilles, but the restaurant renders a very L.A. interpretation.

Website: http://www.papillesla.com/

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Patina

141 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90012

213-972-3331

The current incarnation of Joachim Splichal’s 25-year-old flagship, burrowed in a corner of Walt Disney Concert Hall, is under the watch of chef Charles Olalia.

Website: http://patinagroup.com

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Perch

448 S. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA, 90013

213-802-1770

Little can rival the experience of sitting by an outdoor fireplace 15 floors above Bunker Hill, listening to French pop while soaking up the lights of downtown.

Website: http://www.perchla.com/

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Petit Trois

718 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90038

Petit Trois, Ludo Lefebvre’s take on a French bistro, is—like its neighbor Trois Mec—a collaboration with Animal’s Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo

Website: http://petittrois.com/

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Petrossian

321 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, CA, 90048

310-271-6300

At this caviar boutique and cafe, chef Giselle Wellman (Bouchon Beverly Hills) works modern-day wonders with such Russian standards as chilled borscht and cured salmon…

Website: http://www.petrossian.com

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Philippe the Original

1001 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA, 90012

213-628-3781

The floor is covered with sawdust; the diners form lines and inch toward the counter where the legendary French dip sandwiches are served…

Website: http://philippes.com

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République

624 S La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90036

310-362-6115

Walter Manzke and his wife, Margarita, have turned the former Campanile site into a bustling brasserie with a skylight, long tables, and inspired neo-rustic cooking

Website: http://republiquela.com/contact/

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Taix

1911 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90026

213-484-1265

In a town where Botox or bulldozers claim most everything over 20, the 80th anniversary of Taix is a triumph…

Website: http://taixfrench.com

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The Crêpe Vine

Mills Alley, 36 W. Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91105

626-796-7250

A mahogany bar is the centerpiece at this cozy bistro combining French comfort food and a lengthy list of wines…

Website: http://thecrepevine.com

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The Royce

1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 91106

626-585-6410

Elegant but inviting, the space nicely suits chef David Féau’s French cooking, which is both classic and modern…

Website: http://www.roycela.com/

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Tower Bar

Sunset Tower, 8358 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90069

323-848-6677

Highbrow French-bistro food includes rich-as-cashmere foie gras torchon and fig puree…

Website: http://sunsettowerhotel.com

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