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Our 10 Favorite French Restaurants in Los Angeles

French Restaurants in Los Angeles

Oh France! Known for romance, it’s charming architecture and extensive history, but most importantly, exquisite food! A little taste of Parisian fare is brought to our palette with classics like escargot and bouillabaisse and with contemporary fusions! So without further ado, here are the “crème de la crème,” our top 10 favorite French restaurants in Los Angeles. Bon appétit!


Setting up shop in Echo Park in the 1960s, Taix prides themselves on their history, with many of their staff working for more than three generations! They continue to serve traditional, hearty French cuisine. Grab a booth in one of the banquet halls, order a bottle of French wine, and enjoy some frog legs, braised rabbit or ratatouille! Then finish the night with some chocolate mousse or creme brûlée! They also have a late night menu for night owls and midnight snackers!


The space is famously known because it was built by Charlie Chaplin and Roy Sheldon Price in the 20s! Start off with the house-baked bread with drippings, then the steak frites or classic tournedos rossini with foie gras and truffles. Don’t miss out on their weekend brunch menu, as well as their oyster and charcuterie selections!


Their fried chicken sandwich is a must! They capture the ambience of rural France with signature items such as the chicken liver pate, salt cod brandade or boeuf bourguignon with buttered egg noodles! Canele’ is also available for catering and fundraising events!

Church & State

Located in the bustling arts district of DTLA, Church & State continues to be the place for the Parisian bistro experience. They are dedicated to using organic and biodynamic ingredients. Try the escargot with garlic butter and a puffy pastry, chicken liver mousse, roasted duck breast and not to mention their decadent tarts!

The Little Door

Need a spot for date night? Look no further than the winner of the “Best Romantic Restaurant of LA.” Behind an actual little door lies a garden patio, perfect for romantic dates. Their menu features a fusion of French and Moroccan fare. Sample the spicy mussels with ras el hanout broth or the lamb stew with merguez sausage and couscous! Yum!!

Cafe Stella 

Cafe Stella offers a one of a kind Parisian experience from its decorations to its tasty eats! Start off with chestnut soup, moule frites or red wine braised short ribs. Then get your drink on with cocktails like the Son of A Priest and the Gold Jacket. You can never go wrong with brunch or lunch here as well!


Patina in DTLA is the perfect mix of old and new! And while you’ll find French classics, you’ll encounter items like quail with black mole and sesame corn risotto, and veal cheek with coconut red curry. Your tastebuds are in for a ride!

Bouchon Bistro

Feast on the famous buttermilk fried chicken! Choose from either the chicken dinner to the small or large bucket. And don’t miss out on their delicious pastries and sweets like the almond brioche which is soak with orange syrup or the TKO Cookie, a dark chocolate cookie sandwiched with whipped white chocolate ganache!

Petit Trois

This cozy 21- seat establishment serves renditions of classics like steak tartare and confit-fried chicken leg and a killer omelet! Then feast on hors d’oeuvres like Endive, with walnut and avocado, or the Chanterelle Tartine with mascarpone and hazelnuts which will make you want to exclaim “magnifique!”  Then finish with their spiked latte desert with coconut-date milk.


Nothing complements food like the surrounding setting! Mistral is an intimate and elegant bistro with sparkling chandeliers, dark wood and a vintage style bar. Their take on steak au poivre, roasted chicken and the timeless chocolate soufflé are mouth watering!

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