1802 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9002734.103865 -118.291664
Neighborhoods: Los Feliz, Central LA
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.
Always something wrong. – I want to love this place. I really do. For a few years I went over and over again because there were so many great things but everytime there was something that just made the experience regretable. Even when the food is really good, the service is terrible and then the prices are just too high for what the place is. It just never adds up so I finally gave up.
Figaro has great potential and a great look but they need to take a lesson from great Parisian restaurants that know if you look like a great bistro just be a great bistro but you can't price like you're Le Cirque and serve like your Denny's. Just make up your mind about what you are and I'll know when it's appropriate to come next time. Right now it's outrageously priced for casual and way too crappy for a nice dinner.
OMG ! Beautiful !!! – So, some friends and I decide to go to this place Wednesday night. It was packed so we sat at the bar. OMG! It was beautiful!! Like something you see in the movies!! We sat down and Walter the bartender, who is great to talk to told us about there happy hour, which had escargot, crab cakes and other yummy stuff. So we got some of that and just sat there and relaxed. We had 2 or 3 nice glasses of cab. We also split the cheese platter, and a nice mango salad. But this place is so beautiful a part from the bar they have this candle lit dining room Ahhh?? so beautiful. And, the lady from Grey?s anatomy, I can?t remember her name, the catty one with the brown hair, She was there too. So all around experience; GREAT! Now if only I could find a date to take me there for dinner, Humm.. excuse me, bartender??
Wow! Great little find ... – So I?m going to see James Taylor @ The Greek. (He was good) But this little place was great. 3 dollar beers on the happy hour, awesome fries and mini burger, Cab or merlot, my friends and I got tipsy enjoying there outside seating and had a great pre concert blast at the fig. It has a really cool bar on the inside. Zinc I think the guy said. But yeah cool place would love to come back for the happy hour again. ; )
I great little place : ) – This place is a jewel. My wife and I found this place before going to a concert at the Greek theatre and just fell in love with it. It felt like Paris! We had a few happy hour items, the crab cakes, fries, then for dinner we both got the steak with the black peppercorn sauce. To quote my wife it was D ?lish. She?s so la, love you darling. Our servers name was Casey. And she was a darling, Genuine and sweet. She checked in on us and made us feel important. All in all my wife and I will come back with our friends and enjoy another great night at The Figaro.
new ownership= bad customer service – This place is going way down hill since the new owners took over. I used to like coming here but my last few experiences have been really bad and I don't think I'll go back.
European-style cafe offers a taste of Paris in laid-back Loz Feliz. – A local favorite for years, this Vermont Avenue staple is where scenesters huddle at the bar (swapping screenwriting secrets over aperitifs), diners squeeze into red banquettes and al fresco fans fill the sidewalk tables for some of the best people-watching in town. The Parisian fin-de-sicle vibe is recreated with French antiques, cast-iron chandeliers and a zinc bar. The menu includes bistro standards such as garlic butter escargot, imported cheese platters and a grilled steak topped with Roquefort and peppercorn sauce--with a side of frites, naturally. Croissants, baguettes and pastries are baked fresh each morning in the adjoining bakery.
Bad service, ok food – We ate here and had terrible service. Extremely poor service. Figaro?s Cafe is an interesting place. It looks sort of shabby on the outside but inside it has 2 rooms one sort funky and bohemian like and the other more like a bistro you?d find in Paris. The food is good but high priced.
Our waitress was truly terrible. When we asked what the specials were she pointed to a sign a couple of tables away where it was leaning on a chair and she said ?it?s over there you can go read it. At the end when we asked to see a desert tray she said we could go see what the deserts are by getting up and going to see what they had at the bakery. It took a busboy to bring us the desert tray.
We had the beef beef bourgninon which was served in a cute dish complete with the top. It had very little meat lots of thick fettuccine noodles, loaded with potatoes ad carrots. Not what we expected at all. Tasty but not enough meat. We had to add lots of salt to get that taste out of it too.
barely edible "food", unbearable service – after the change in ownership, the ingredients are no longer organic, and the food is no longer prepared with any passion or care. Unfortunately the new owners are trying to profit as much as possible off the name the former owners spent years building. This is place is for the desperately hungry who don't care how much bad food costs.
authentically french – this place was surprisingly like being at an actual paris cafe. it was a pleasant surprise to have the food and the ambience and the service be all pretty consistent. the portions are also small (like in paris) but the food and server recommendations were good. everything was really fresh tasting, and more importantly, authentic tasting. the decor is cute and very 'frenchie'- highly recommend this place!
Great experience – I really liked my lunch there and loved the casual warm atmosphere... it's really casual and easy with pretty descend food. You can sit outside, read a book and enjoy a nice lunch; or go with friends and have some drinks and just hang out for the afternoon. I went a few days ago with my boyfriend and had the crab cakes which were really good! My Friend ordered the salmon which was delicious but it was smothered in oil/pesto sauce even on the vegetables so that was little bit of a bummer. But other than that, the place was clean, comfortable with red comfy booths, and french pictures everywhere. The staff was surprisingly nice and our waitress was really friendly and attentive (no attitude that I could detect). I think the best time to go is in the late afternoon when it clears out a bit so you can just relax.
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