Le Petit Bistro

Best French Onion Soup, August 2012

Step off La Cienega into this red-walled cocoon and through the smoke haze of the enclosed patio, and you’ll feel a lot closer to Paris, or maybe Morocco, than to Hollywood. People are having conversations here, and none of them seem to be about cosmetic surgery. Entrées, which you might as well kick off with escargots, are homey: couscous with freshly cooked vegetables or roast chicken with pommes frites. For dessert try the chocolate soufflé.