1802 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9002734.103865 -118.291664
Neighborhoods: Central LA, Los Feliz
Figaro Bistro is a beautiful Parisian style cafe in the heart of Los Feliz that also operates as a boulangerie and patisserie. During the day take a seat outdoors and people-watch as if you were in the Latin Quarter and at night sit at the snazzy zinc bar (imported from France) and soak in the atmosphere. Figaro is the only establishment in L.A. that I know which keeps a tap of Kronenbourg 1664 beer (brewed in Strasbourg, France). Happy Hour is from 5 - 7 ($3 beer, $5 Kir Royale).
This place is irresistibly adorable. It looks like a restaurant in 1920's Paris. Really great happy hour!
This place will feel like you're in a French bistro in Paris. The chairs, the decor and the wine. Oh the wine.
I've never eaten anything here except brunch, but I love the bread baskets, giant Cafe Au Laits, and their parisian omelet. So good. Fun for sitting on the sidewalk, people watching, too.
A mediocre lunch experience – Our waitress was inexperienced and forgetful. We had to keep asking for our food -- not something I'm used to doing when I'm paying sixty five dollars for lunch. Both my friend and I were underwhelmed by the soup du jour (tomato basil which was lumpy and lukewarm) as well as our salad entrees. I've heard Figaro was a wonderful Los Feliz restaurant. What happened?
Really Enjoy The Food!! – I enjoy their food here. I don't know if it's also the same chef cooking as the one in Top Chef this season, but at least I like the super fast way they get the food out to you, without feeling hurried. More accurately, I think I should say that the food comes out in successions, at the perfect timing.
Left Bank in LA – Stumbled upon this french cafe/bistro while driving back from Griffith Observatory. It feels like walking into a real Parisian cafe, with oversized vintage mirrors, chandeliers, rattan cafe chairs, and an assortment of baked goods. There is a great happy hour with crab cakes and fries and house wine (the latter being a bit awful). The dinner menu has a good mix of vegetarian, meat and poisson- I had the peppercorn ahi, which was divine. Definitely go for the authentic atmosphere, outdoor seating and friendly service.
I've been here several times over the last few years, and the last 2 times I've been were less than moving.
For one, the dish we had always been told was vegan- the layered mashed potato dish, we came to find out was not after eating it for the past few years. The only vegan dish they have on the menu is a bland tofu and couscous dish, which is only ok after adding the spicy sauce to it, and no where near worth the $18 they want for it.
Overpriced and underwhelming is my general sentiment about this place.
I mean it's fun to come and gawk at Katherine Heigl and that dude from 24, and the decor is super cute and quaint but I'm writing this review to remind myself to not allow myself to be seduced once more by the patina of delicious specialness that this place has.
OH NON! YOU VILL NOT HAVE MY MONEE AGAIN!!
No what to order – I'm a big foodie and love a great flavorful steak. Well, let me tell you! I walked into this place on a whim. And I fell in love shortly after!
Go and order the cheese fondue....killer, and the $60 porterhouse steak. It's meant to be shared and it's amazing. Lots of flavor and these guys do a perfect medium rare. Frites are yummy too! Order these items and you will be in food bliss! Yum.
Very slow service......but hey nice people – Place looks a little worn but nice. Its the service that truly is bad. Takes forever to get your waiter over and even to get your coffee. Don't believe me? Try it any morning. Food is ok but over price for what you get. Salad is in a big store bought bag they pour the dressing into and shake. Some love the look but you will be waiting awhile.
Beauty thats charming, and cheep ! ( but in a good way ! ) – This palce is the best secret in hollywood. The menu is full of the hearty french dished that have prevailed through gererations.With big, well presented, specials. You are sure to get your fill. The dining room is a candle light opera with a charming, bohemia feel. with the seats more like couches you could stay here all night.
The Bar area is a wonder of french style. You well be taken back buy the original light fixtures, huge wall meriors, and zinc top bar. All shipped from Paris. It?s so beautiful that it has attracted such Hollywood greats as Penelope Cruz, and Madonna for photo shoots. ( Their is also outside seating if you smoke )
They offer a cheep happy hour from 5 to 7 everyday. You could easily get your fill for less than ten dollar with their mini martini's, and escargot. The bartender Wally is rather charismatic and likes his Jazz so be sure to say hello.
All in all this is just a cute little place, with a lot a charm. The service is wonderful, you can even brush up on your french with half the staff speaking it. I would take a date here, or just go and hang out with a bottle of champagne.
Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigaro! – This restaurant is so cute and has so much character. LA needs more places like this. It's great for lunch or dinner. The first time I went with my bf for a date night. He had the special which was lamb with couscous and it was amazing! I had a salmon salad and it was equally delicious. High quality and so much flavor. The second time I went was with some friend for lunch and we had a great time. I was craving something sweet so I asked for the dessert menu and the lady came back with a platter with all their desserts. I chose the fruit tart and it looked so perfect that I didn't want to eat it....but I did. It took me like 5 seconds to inhale it. So good.
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