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. EntrĂ©es, 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 soufflĂ©.