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The Mosaic Hotel, located in the heart of Beverly Hills, is conveniently located to the many unique attractions, nightlife and shopping destinations.

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10899 Wilshire Blvd, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90024 310-443-7000
Guide - Restaurants - French

The Little Door

8164 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048 323-951-1210

Description: BEVERLY HILLS. Although The Little Door has a big reputation, it isn't marked by a sign. But when you're one of the trendiest spots in town, you don't have to advertise. French-Mediterranean cuisine takes advantage of seasonal items, as proven by succulent lamb and grilled snapper. For dessert, take a peek at the daily "specials" blackboard and hope for something as delicious as the nectarine torte. A perfect spot for a special occasion or a romantic getaway. The outdoor patio features a small fountain and candle-bedecked tables. Next door, the restaurant's patisserie serves breakfast and lunch.
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401 N La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048 310-659-7708

Description: WEST HOLLYWOOD. This elegant, hip, and modern New French spot delights diners with 6- and 9-course tasting menus, as well as an extensive à la carte offering of first-, second-, and third-course plates. Make your way past the burbling water sculpture and granite decanting station to your table, and prepare to savor dishes like Maine lobster risotto, Tahitian shrimp with chorizo onion marmalade, and venison with blackberry jelly. Sweet treats include sweet-and-sour lemon verbena cheesecake and watermelon basil seed granita. Wine pairings are available for each tasting menu.
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Patinette Cafe

250 S Grand Ave, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA 90012 213-626-1178

Description: DOWNTOWN. Patinette Cafe primarily serves cold dishes with a Continental twist, and the menu features an array of soups, salads, and sandwiches. Try a tuna salad sandwich on a fresh roll, or enjoy a three-salad plate, perfect for vegetarians. There's a nice selection of desserts as well. Patio dining is a delight on pleasant afternoons.
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8338 W 3rd St, West Hollywood, CA 90048 323-653-3300

Description: WEST HOLLYWOOD. Extravagant preparations and a striking space help this WeHo establishment stand out from the rest. Whether you opt for the 11-course prix fixe dinner (entire table only; wine pairings available) or choose something from the à la carte menu, you'll encounter creations like egg and caviar cooked in hot ash, seared escargot, cauliflower panna cotta with black truffle, or roast squab with macaroni gratin. The main dining room is elegant and quiet; snag a seat at the 24-foot-long communal table in the lounge if you're looking for a livelier experience. If you're vigilant, you may even catch sight of actress Jeri Ryan, a co-owner along with fiancé and chef Christophe Émé.
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13422 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 818-981-6650

Description: SHERMAN OAKS. Before traditional bistro fare was so fashionable, this delightful restaurant was plying guests with incredible cuisine. Today, it remains a local favorite ­ and one that most locals don't want you to know about! Steak frites, roasted chicken with potato puree, ahi tuna tartare, and of course, onion soup are a sampling of the menu's comforting classics. Dark, romantic atmosphere distinguishes the restaurant ­ the only indication that you're still in the States is that you leave via Ventura Boulevard!
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1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401 310-395-0881

Description: SANTA MONICA. Traditional French decor and high-end tableware complement the cuisine at Mélisse and foster elegant, memorable dining. The menu changes frequently to take advantage of seasonal produce, and entrées may include dry-aged cote de boeuf roti for two with potato-leek torte or roasted squab with seared foie gras and citrus jus. For dessert, try a chocolate soufflé or crème brulee. The wine list is exceptional, and several selections are available by the glass. Dinner tasting menu $95 with no wine pairings; carte blanche menu $145 without wine pairings.
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Maison Akira

713 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101 626-796-9501

Description: PASADENA. Voted best champagne brunch by "Pasadena Weekly," Maison Akira's all you can eat brunch buffet offers a lovely Los Angeles experience not to be missed. In the charming, beautifully adorned dining room, patrons savor sophisticated French and Japanese fusion fare crafted by award-winning owner and chef Akira Hirose. After a feast of crab chawanmushi, soba pasta salad, assorted sushi and succulent prime rib, the exquisite dessert table delights with delicate caramel flan and tantalizing tarts.
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2649 Mission St, San Marino, CA 91108 626-441-2299

Description: SAN MARINO. A favorite with romantics, this cafe offers intimate terrace seating as well as a more traditional dining room. The intriguing international menu changes seasonally, and might include parmesan-crusted swordfish with lemon caper sauce, and grilled chicken and roasted corn tostada. Breakfast is popular, with items like salmon hash and bread pudding French toast making regular appearances. But the desserts are the biggest draw ­ freshly baked cookies, scones, cakes, and tarts are all tempting, or try the chocolate zinfandel pate. Most items are available for take out at the gourmet shop.
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Figaro Bistrot

1802 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027 323-662-1587

Description: EAST HOLLYWOOD. Decorated with lovely French antiques, this bistro in Los Feliz offers an authentic French menu and a wine listed featuring Californian and French selections. Try halibut smothered in lobster sauce, a French bistro salad, or any number of tasty hot sandwiches.
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181 E Glenarm St, Pasadena, CA 91105 626-799-5252

Description: PASADENA. Not what you would expect to find behind a mini-mall, this Californian restaurant impresses with its elegance and its French-influenced cuisine. The menu features the sinful likes of seared scallops, roasted chicken, grilled king salmon, and a variety of fresh seasonal entrees. There's also a tasting menu that tantalizes with innovative takes on traditional entrees like beef Wellington. The award-winning wine cellar boasts over 4000 bottles. Five-course tasting menu $70; add $30 for wine pairings.
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Pinot Bistro

12969 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604 818-990-0500

Description: STUDIO CITY. Much-celebrated by critics and diners, this Patina offspring is a popular spot for California-French feasts in the Valley. Its classic bistro fare is served amid warm, stylish surroundings and includes fresh oysters, coq au vin, and grilled ahi tuna. Although you're guaranteed to enjoy the fabulous cuisine, make sure to save room for dessert. You'll thank yourself for the foresight.
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502 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401 310-917-6671

Description: SANTA MONICA. JiRaffe specializes in Californian-French cuisine as interpreted by chef-owner Raphael Lunetta. The two-level dining room is elegant yet comfortable, perfect for feasting on a seasonal menu that may include starters like roasted tomato tart with caramelized onion confit or roasted rabbit with herbed polenta. Entrees often include several seafood selections: pepper-crusted ahi with soba noodles or crispy salmon with parsnip puree, for example. For dessert, try Meyer lemon soufflé with blackberries. Knowledgeable, courteous service is a plus.
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Café Bizou Sherman – Oaks

14016 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 818-788-3536

Description: SHERMAN OAKS. Excellent French cuisine and reasonable prices are standard at this casual cafe, where high ceilings, exposed brick walls, and fresh-cut flowers add a touch of romance. Featured dishes include California-inspired seafood and pasta entrees, including ahi tuna and braised short ribs. A $2 corkage fee and a "bring your own wine" policy allow you to have a marvelous French dinner for fewer francs than you might anticipate. Expect a crowd, especially on weekends.
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The Restaurant at Hotel Bel-Air

701 Stone Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90077 310-472-5234

Description: BEL AIR. [The restaurant is closed until mid-2011 during hotel renovations.] Boasting elegant style and service in a world-class hotel, this LA favorite is a top choice for any meal. The beautiful dining room is a relaxed, serene spot in which to start the day, or you may prefer the lush terrace for your morning meal. Breakfast and brunch menus offer excellent traditional options, along with more opulent choices like lemon soufflé pancakes with raspberries, and omelets with smoked salmon and asparagus.
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Michel Richard

707 N Stanley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046 310-275-5707

Description: MELROSE. In need of a pick-me-up? This patisserie features a glass case of delectable treats ­ from coffee custard eclairs to apricot tarts. Michel Richard creates extremely high-quality pastries and desserts using fresh, natural ingredients, including some organic ones. Dark chocolate truffles with Grand Marnier have a loyal following, as do sugar cookies, almond twists, and light-as-air palmiers. Sidewalk tables mean you don't have to travel far before you can dig in.
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Le Pain Quotidien

9630 Little Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 310-859-1100

Description: BEVERLY HILLS. French for "Daily Bread," this café and bakery features warm, inviting European ambience and is a favorite haunt of models and celebrities. Even so, the establishment is not out to set trends or attract a fashionable crowd; rather, its main goal is to provide scrumptious, open-face sandwiches fashioned of items like smoked salmon, duck pâté, and fresh breads. After you've indulged in them, give yourself over to the cafe's delicious cakes, pastries, and baked goods too. A communal table is available, as are individual perches.
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2006 Sawtelle Blvd, West Los Angeles, CA 90025 310-268-2212

Description: WEST LOS ANGELES. Striking that rare balance of casual, inviting atmosphere and delicious, upscale food, Orris is a natural choice for a relatively quick but high-quality dinner. Headed by Hideo Yamashiro, the same chef behind popular (and more formal) Shiro in South Pasadena, Orris boasts a menu based around small plates, reasonably-priced and filling portions of items like smoked chicken and walnut salad, shrimp mousse ravioli in shiitake cream sauce, and prime filet mignon skewer with Roquefort butter. A decent selection of beers, wines, and sakes increases the restaurant's cachet.
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Chinois on Main

2709 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405 310-392-9025

Description: SANTA MONICA. One of culinary superstar Wolfgang Puck's many SoCal restaurants, Chinois on Main is a perennial LA favorite. The menu features Asian-inspired cuisine prepared with French flair and California sensibility. Notable menu items include roasted squab with pinot noir-huckleberry sauce, wonton-wrapped sea bass with Riesling sauce, and Shanghai lobster with ginger-curry sauce. Enticing desserts include a caramelized apple spring roll with ginger ice cream, lemon tart with lemon gelato and blueberry compote, and macadamia nut tart with roasted pineapple and rum raisin ice cream.
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8474 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069 323-655-6277

Description: WEST HOLLYWOOD. This one-time carriage house now houses a charming restaurant, and a patio out back takes advantage of California's sublime days and nights. Inside, exposed brick, aged timbers, and a comfortable bar set the scene. The menu changes with the seasons, although favorites like watercress and butter lettuce salad with bleu cheese and tuna are usually available. A good number of entrees are braised or grilled, including beef short ribs with sautéed greens, pearl onions, and horseradish cream. On Sundays, Lucques serves a four-course prix fixe dinner for $40, a fine-dining bargain. Reservations are required several days in advance, or you can choose to eat at the bar.
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8022 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048 323-653-6359

Description: WEST HOLLYWOOD. Featuring a clean, spare aesthetic that still manages to be cozy and inviting, this wine bar and bistro is rapidly gaining popularity for its succulent small plates and its superior selection of wines offered by the flight, bottle, and glass. Choose from over 15 cheeses as an appetizer of sorts before sampling and sharing tastes of smoked trout in beet vinaigrette, pan-fried chicken with parmesan pudding, and brioche with prosciutto, gruyère, and egg. Try a pumpkin parfait with sassafras mousse and gingersnaps for a rich after-dinner treat.
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