Hungry? Get ready to lick your plate clean at Cigale Cafe in Oak Park.
Being gluten-free and turning down tasty food are not the same things, and the cooks at Cigale Cafe will prove to you why not.
You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from Cigale Cafe's full bar to top off your meal.
Cigale Cafe is great for big groups, and diners favor its private room for important events.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Cigale Cafe's outdoor patio.
Call ahead for reservations to ensure your table is waiting for you when you arrive.
Business casual dress, tasty food and a classic atmosphere makes this a great place for any occasion.
If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
Parking is provided in a nearby lot, so diners can easily walk to and from their cars.
Prepare to spend about $30 per person when dining at Cigale Cafe.
Short on cash? No problem. Cigale Cafe happily accepts all major credit cards.
Le Sanglier first opened its doors more than 40 years ago, and, according to Gayot, it still stands as "a delightful remnant from an era when French cuisine was strictly for special occasions." The low-lit, lodge-like environment is home to equally rustic yet refined French classics, which are artistically plated and delivered to gourmands during dinner hours along with pours of a traditional French beverage, wine. The chefs spend their evenings searing wild-boar chops, spooning balsamic-vinegar sauce over free-range chicken, and filling pastry shells with savory blends of saut?ed mushrooms.
Fill up on fare from The Canyon Bistro In Topanga in Topanga and be sure to satisfy your stomach.
Diners are expected to enjoy their meal to the fullest, so items low in fat are not available.
Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new.
Take the kids along too — The Canyon Bistro In Topanga is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love.
Whether you have a large or small group, The Canyon Bistro In Topanga can accommodate both.
Sit outside when the weather is fine — The Canyon Bistro In Topanga has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day.
Feel free to bring your lil' tail-wagger with you — this restaurant is a pet-friendly place.
Give the restaurant a call to reserve your table ahead of time.
The Canyon Bistro In Topanga offers an informal dining experience for those who are allergic to jackets and ties.
If you're strapped for time, take out food from The Canyon Bistro In Topanga.
The Canyon Bistro In Topanga will even bring the amazing food from their kitchen to yours.
A nearby parking lot is readily available for The Canyon Bistro In Topanga's diners.
Dining at The Canyon Bistro In Topanga will set you back about $30 per person on average.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at The Canyon Bistro In Topanga, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.
Al fresco paintings and beds of red riding hoods, lilies, and roses decorate Secret Garden Restaurant’s outdoor patio, whose retractable awning allows feasts to unfold beneath cloudless blue or starry night skies. Spotlighted on USA Today’s list of romantic restaurants in Ventura County, the patio’s charming gardens and gazebo frequently double as a wedding venue. While sun- and moonlight help illuminate outdoor meals, iridescent chandeliers and candles wedged into silver candelabras light a Victorian-style dining room filled with 100-year-old English tables and chairs.
Lest the scenery completely dominate his diners’ attention, Chef Michel Bardavid’s meticulous presentations draw eyes to his plates of French cuisine. The French native uses seasonal ingredients to create dishes such as quail stuffed with mushroom and sausage, duck confit and cippolini onions tossed with fettuccini, and lobster bisque spiked with a hint of cognac. A bottle from the generous wine menu enhances the chef’s creations, just as a talking dog enhances any undercover police investigations.
Some restaurants have that uncanny ability to transport diners to another place or time. Taking a sip of Lavazza espresso or a bottomless mimosa out on Blue Daisy's patio has that kind of power; thoughts of an Italian street corner or European capital may come to mind. But the many things Blue Daisy's kitchen is good at don't end with drinks. The chefs specialize in crepes, including a savory breakfast variety with mushrooms, spinach, white cheddar, feta, and egg. Others have sweet fillings, such as Nutella or lemon ricotta cheese and lemon sauce.
It's no surprise that it was also the crepes that first helped Blue Daisy grow in popularity and size. Since opening in 2011, the restaurant has moved to a bigger location where the team experiments with
organic dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The chefs make everything from scratch, right down to the champagne vinegar and the walnut oil dressing in their salads. And at dinner, beer and wine pair with fresh-ground hamburgers and creamy fettuccine with chicken and spinach.
Josiah Citrin is one of the country’s premier chefs, a startling accomplishment for someone who never even went to culinary school. After graduating from Santa Monica High School, Josiah took off for Paris instead, where he spent the next three years working in the kitchens at Vivarois and La Poste. Upon returning to LA, he snagged a spot at Wolfgang Puck’s Chinois, and later worked beside Joachim Splichal at Patina. In 1996, Josiah returned to Santa Monica to open his first restaurant, JiRaffe, a California-French bistro, to great success. But his longtime desire to open a fine-dining establishment inspired him to sell JiRaffe and start afresh with Melisse.
Josiah opened Melisse shortly after being named one of the world’s Best New Chefs by Food & Wine Magazine, and since then, his restaurant has maintained a highly distinguished standing. In addition to boasting two Michelin stars, Melisse is regularly awarded inclusion on lists such as The Elite Traveler’s Top 100 Restaurants in the World. Josiah brings his stellar talents to the kitchen each day, personally guiding his chefs and taking trips to the Santa Monica farmer’s market for seasonal produce.
Melisse is named for an herb indigenous to the Mediterranean, which speaks to the menu’s seasonality, contemporary French inspirations, and strong swimming abilities. Everything is prix-fixe: the standard menu has featured dishes such as Wagyu beef tartare and wild king salmon with stinging nettles, while the vegetarian tasting menu might have broccoli with egg yolk and braised yuba. Guests, particularly those dining in the two private rooms, can also go carte blanche, trusting the kitchen to surprise them with elegant dishes such as soft poached egg with caviar and lemon crème fraîche.