Aimee’s

Buttery escargots, epaule d’agneau (lamb shank to you), and tender beef bourguignonne bring a bit of France to Redondo Beach. Owner Aimee Mizrahi’s warmth explains the loyal clientele—as does the hearty bouillabaisse. The dessert tray includes an outstanding Valrhona chocolate cake. Regulars will tell you that the prix fixe menu, offering three courses for under $34, is the way to go.