Chow BELLA LA: Le Petit Paris

Le Petit Paris

418/420 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

213-217-4445

LePetitParisLA.com

Cuisine: French

Attire: California casual to elegant

Price Range: $$$

Serving: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

Seating: Inside and patio seating

Alcohol: Full bar

Ambiance: Art Deco Swanky

Happy hour: Mon-Fri, 4-7pm

Bonus: Free shuttle service to downtown event venues

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It’s the holidays so how about getting out and sparkling? Start at downtown’s Le Petit Paris, which opened last fall in the historic El Dorado building. Taking full advantage of its glamorous beginnings as a hotel lobby, the impressive space boasts soaring ceilings, a grand double staircase leading to an elegant mezzanine level, two bars, a generous outdoor patio, and perfect lighting that makes the entire room glow. The extensive menu offers classic Parisian favorites and lighter items with a French twist. Start with escargot, seared foie gras with apples and Calvados, or tuna tartar and local tomatoes and burrata. Entrées include classics like crisp pan roasted magret duck breast alongside more luxurious presentations of roasted whole lobster with cognac, sole meuniere, and a dramatic pasta flambéed tableside in a carved out wheel of Parmigiano and served with a generous flourish of freshly shaved black Burgundy truffle. On Wednesday nights, live jazz starts at 7:30pm.

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Appetizers:
CEVICHE DE LOUP – Sea bass ceviche marinated with lime, cilantro, tomatoes, and avocado

TARTAR DE BOEUF CRU OU ALLER RETOUR FRITES MAISON – Filet mignon tartar served lightly pan seared (can get raw) with Pommes Frites

Entrees:  
PATES FLAMBEES A LA TRUFFE DAN SA MEULE – Flambéed truffle pasta in a Parmesan cheese wheel

SOLE MEUNIERE OU GRILLEE HARICOTS VERTS PERSILLES – European Meuniere dover sole or grilled, garlic and parsley green beans

Cocktail:   
LE BALSAMIQUE – Vodka, fresh strawberries, white balsamic vinegar, fresh lemon juice

Dessert:
NAPOLEAN – Bourbon Vanilla Crème Diplomat

 

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