The French have influenced the English language with such phrases as adieu (meaning “good-bye”), oh là là (meaning “hello”), and gaffe (meaning “oops, I said oh là là instead of hello”). Experience similar Frenchfluence in the culinary arena with today's deal: for $25, you get $50 worth of classic French dining at Meet French Bistro in Culver City.
Diners at Meet are encouraged to share dishes by the on-staff mom trying to raise upstanding progeny. Politely split an appetizer such as cheese fondue (serves two, $14) or Meet's beets, served with goat cheese and honey-champagne vinaigrette ($10). The moules frites (mussels) come five ways, including au Roquefort (garlic, shallots, Roquefort, chives, and cream) and à la moutarde ancienne (tomato confit, mustard, tarragon, and cream) ($10 for the appetizer, $16 for entree). Pair a side of potato gratin or pommes puree ($5 each) with a classic of French cuisine like cabernet-braised short ribs ($22.95). The planche à fromages (assorted imported cheeses, $11) or pot of chocolate fondue (serves two, $12) brings the meal full circle like a Frisbee thrown into the wind. For a traditional finishing touch, try the tarte tatin (puff pastry, red apples, and caramel, $7).
Meet's atmosphere is as socially minded as its menu, surrounding its patrons with simple design elements and a casual dining setting. The warm ambience is equally inviting to intimate dates and large groups. Parties of five or more can use two Groupons for a traditional French bistro experience, so arrange a secret rendezvous at Meet with four others for some socially acceptable double dipping. Reservations are not required but are highly recommended, just like avoiding eye contact with an angry cheetah.
Cannot be used toward prix fixe menu.
- Oh, my gosh, the food was so unbelievably good...The portions were amazingly huge, au contraire to popular conception of french cuisine. I loved the friendly atmosphere and the quaintness of the place. – Non Gourmand, Citysearch
- The food is unpretentious French cuisine with many unique dishes, and a great wine list. – OpenTable user who dined on 03/29/2010
- Great food, the Seafood Risotto and the Mussels are exceptionally good. – OpenTable user who dined on 03/28/2010
Lucerne - Higuera
9727 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, California 90232Get Directions