Since 1992, California Canteen has bridged the culinary and cultural gap between Californians and Francophiles with its tasty twist on French bistro Mediterranean fare. French favorites populate the menu. Sample the nicoise salad with tuna steak ($14), beef bourguignon ($17.50), or lamb shank osso bucco ($18.25). Meanwhile, enterprising diners and triumvirates can customize comestibles in the three-course Paris Bistro Menu dinner ($20.50 4 p.m.–7 p.m., Sunday-Thursday). Alternately, the lunch menu spins a lighter, two-course remix of the prix fixe ($12.95). The Hollywood Bowl picnic dinners ($44.95–$64.95) help concertgoers combine culinary and musical enjoyment with such offerings as roasted whole rosemary chicken and smoked salmon salad. These baskets must be ordered 24 hours in advance.
Within a whitewashed façade with castle-like turrets, chefs at Le Petit Chateau craft rustic dishes reminiscent of French countryside fare. Traditional sauces such as béarnaise and velouté coat seafood and steak as diners start meals with hors d'oeuvres of foie gras and escargot. Whether couples savor a glass of hand-selected wine at the bar or share a chocolate soufflé for two in a booth, Le Petit Chateau's cultivates a romantic atmosphere without the need to vaporize a box of love letters.
The Riverside Cafe's cooks draw inspiration from European and American cuisine as they create a menu of bistro-style comfort fare. In addition to baking bowls of french onion soup topped with a shell of imported gruyere, they grill beef and turkey hamburger patties and load baked potatoes with a number of familiar, yet decadent, ingredients, including sour cream and bacon. On Thursday nights, they embrace seasonal ingredients by featuring a specially prepared menu item, which have previously included wild boar and Stilton steak.
Beyond the intimately sized dining room with its "rustic, wood-beamed ceiling," as described by Gayot, the restaurant can seat guests and their canine personal assistants at the outdoor tables. White picket fences and trellises enclose the outside area, and a small awning and robin-egg-blue umbrella protect guests from the sun's harsh rays and dive-bombing pigeons.
Saddle Ranch Chop House allows diners to put together a feast from a menu loaded with steaks and salads, then rock and ride with the restaurant's "rock meets Western" theme. Chow on a sizzling steak, such as the charbroiled, marble-cut rib eye ($24.99), or chomp into the pineapple teriyaki burger, served with a wasabi cream sauce ($11.99). To wash down a full order of barbecue baby back ribs ($21.99), take part in the Texas Tea Party, a stiff concoction of vodka, gin, rum, tequila, sweet-and-sour mix, and Coke. Saddle Ranch Chop House's seasoned chefs also cook breakfast and brunchy grub, such as cinnamon swirl Texas toast ($9.99) and buttermilk pancakes topped with fresh fruit ($8.99), until 3 p.m.
Praised in periodicals and television alike for our traditional French recipes PLAISIR, is a modern bakery and cafe that invites you to experience the pleasure of food. With an array of chef-prepared dishes made from the highest quality natural ingredients our values are as simple and entertaining as each morsel we serve.
While most celebrities are allergic to human food, the few that aren't often frequent restaurants with fine, upstanding cuisine and drink. Today's Groupon gets you $70 worth of fine, upstanding cuisine and drink at SUR Restaurant and Bar off Santa Monica Boulevard for $35. Enjoy a slice of ritzy West Hollywood celeb glammo surrounding international dishes and a full bar.