15013 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA | Directions 9140334.153096 -118.460101
Sun - Thu, 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat, 11am - 11pm
Neighborhoods: South Valley
Great Food, Bad Service – I am a frequent diner at La Frite. I go to both restaurants (one is by my house, one by my office), I absolutely adore the food. Can't get enough of the crepes, filet mignon and the deserts are to die for (creme brulee is my favorite). However, I can not get over how rude the servers and managers can be. The last time I was at the Sherman Oaks location my waitress really did not seem like she was happy to be there, and was constantly fighting with her co-workers. And at the Woodland Hills location, my waitress ordered the wrong crepe for me, it was fine, I was willing to wait for the correct one, and the manager was rude and accused me of ordering something else...I realize this does happen, but since when is it ok for a manager to yell at me? I have seen her there before and always feel she just seems young and immature. I am within walking distance from both restaurants, depending on if I am home or at work, and will keep on walking if I see either of these employees. They make the amazing food seem almost bitter.
Its a shame to becuase I love the food, but could really do without the attitude.
It's OK – Le Frite is not bad and not great, it's just OK. It does feel very French inside and the service was fast and friendly. I'd try it again. I heard the Crogue Monsieur is great and haven't had the crepes yet.
Try the spicy lentil carrot soup!
I'd rather go to Cafe Bizou though.
Delicious food, excellent friendly service, prompt service and attentive – My wife, brother and I went to Le Frite on the way home from the UCLA basketball game on Saturday night. We had reservations at 7:30 and we were seated promptly, the server came to us promptly. My wife and brothe had the filet mignon with le frites and it was delicious and the shallot sauce was excellent. I had the New York with le frite with brandy sauce and it was one of the best steaks I have ever had. I also had the hearts of palm appetizer and it was outstanding. Two other reviews from Biobabe and Sanjeev G I don't understand. They must be spoiled to the core at home because our service and food was outstanding and even though we live in the San Gabriel Valley, we intend to return to Le Frite and recommend it to some of our friends. And also, yes there is valet parking, but if Biobabe had read the sign, it also says you can self park, in bold letters. So wake up Biobabe, there is another world besides your own. Thanks Le Frite for a very nice evening.
great if you have 4 hours – The cute looks of this place will deceive you. My sister and I wanted a nice, relaxing dinner. Instead, we left stressed out and p***ed off. We were not offered any food or bread for 20 min. Our water was never filled, our food took almost an hour to get there, and was overdone at that. We sat in comedic horror as those around us came, ate, and went, and we were still waiting. Our waitress did not know how to deal with angry patrons. When our food finally came, we had to scarf it down, as we were now running late for our movie. The manager discounted our bill, but not enough to compensate for the terrible service and so-so food. A total bust.
Great Food and Great Atomsphere! – I've gone to La Frite for years! The restaurant is usually busy so I recommend reservations. The crepes are excellent as well as the french onion soup! They're also known for one of the best spinach salads I've tasted. I wonder what is in that dressing? And... don't forget dessert! Everything is good!!
Food disappoints for price – Food disappointing for price. Waitress argued with my date over his trout. Manager only offered a free dessert to compensate. They only have valet parking. I've been twice, but won't be returning.
Favorite Neighborhood Joint – This has been our neighborhood joint for the past couple of years, and we've never had a bad experience with the service here... Plus, they're always very sweet to our daughter and have a good kids' menu.
The food is wonderful, and La Frite is open all day long (great if we want a snack in between lunch and dinner).
We recommend: the onion soup (best I've had in LA), or lobster bisque.
Duck, lamb, fish are all excellent. Chinese chicken salad, baked brie, crepes and dessert souffle.
5 Reasons why it's AWFUL – 1) They took forever to even take down our order
2) Not because they were busy; because our waiter was talking to buddies at the bar
3) Then Disappeared the rest of the night except to bring us the bill after he'd done nothing, another waitress brought the food and the busboy refilled our drinks
4) We asked him to refill the drinks and he didn't which is why we had to ask the busboy
5) Last because the crepes were bland, and the quiche was nothing special. Terrible experience.
Provencal French menu and cozy ambiance make this bistro a hidden jewel. – In Short
La Frite is a charming French cafe with patio dining, mullioned windows, sandblasted glass partitions and ceiling fans that stir the conversation of lunching ladies and casual Francophiles. The menu includes international favorites and Provencal cuisine like herb-encrusted baked Brie, crepes of ratatouille and cheese, and French onion soup. Grilled chicken breast, sided by carrots or signature shoelace "frites," is sauced in whole-grain Dijon, lemon juice, and herbes de Provence. Grand Marnier souffle bids adieu to the meal.
Great Time! – I just recently tried La Frite after having a friend tell me about it and i must say it was a great experience. I enjoyed the cozy atmosphere of a cute french bistro. The service was exceptional, not to mention the lovely manager GAYLE, what a sweetheart! She made my stay something special, I wish all restaurants followed their style. I just recently went to Firefly who tries to pull of a French cuisine and their food and service was terrible. If more people find out about this place, they will put Firefly out of business. I will be back soon!! Thanks again for a wonderful time!
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