7985 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA | Directions 9004634.091111 -118.364075
Sun - Thurs 7am - 12am; Fri - Sat 7am - 3:30am
Neighborhoods: Central LA, West Hollywood
Longtime WeHo neighborhood favorite for breakfast/brunch, lunch and dinner. Nice patio and expansive interior reminiscent of New Orleans Square at Disneyland. Portions are huge. Try the chicken tenders or burger.
The Valet service they have for this place are hostile and malicious. Because, I did not want to pay 3.50 to park my pwn car and eat inside this location, due to the new "park in the lot and have to pay rule" the Valet guy opened my car door and slammed it so hard the mirror on the rear view cracked. When I went into the French Market to speak with the manager. I was basically told... nothing.. the manager stood there as if nothing happened. The guys at the Valet are rude, hostile, brutal and will get physical with your belongings. Save yourself a headache and go somewhere else. I have been a resident of Weho for 9 years and have frequented this place quite often. Not any more. I cant. Neither should you
Consistency depends on the waiter – If you are a newbie, I recommend asking the guy behind the counter who the faster waiter is and seat on his section. Food taste is consistent and HUGE salads make my days. French Onion soup is also good.
Disappointing after a great start – Started great with a hearty French onion soup and crispy garlic bread, thought I was going to be pleasantly surprised. Spoke too soon, the filet of sole was rubbery and lacked seasoning. The fish wasn't dry or overcooked, I don't know how they got that texture. The wild rice was tastelss, recommend lots of salt. Maybe they have a specialty, but stay away from the fish.
not what you'd expect – I had good expectations for the breakfast since it was recommended. While the service was friendly, the coffee was weak and the food tasted overly processed. I had the crab cake benedict. The crab cake was very fried & tasted like something out of the frozen food section. The orange/cilantro hollandaise that accompanied it was bad. My husband had the regular eggs benedict & thought the hollandaise sauce tasted like it was from can. After looking at the menu a second time we realized, there is nothing French or New Orleans style about this food with the exception of the French onion soup. The menu jumps from Mexican, Mediterranean, Italian, American, to Deli stye, etc. The restaurant is trying to be too many things at once. And with a menu like this, I can't see how anything would be fresh. To sum it up you get Disney World ambiance with Disney World food, at Disney World prices.
A good dinner and some random shopping – The French Quarter, at least for me, is a place to have a good sit-down dinner. Parking is usually a bit of a problem, but once you're past that, you can enjoy a nice meal. I've always sat out on the patio, so I can't attest to indoor tables, but the outside ones are always fun for me. Meals are hearty and delicious. An ice cream sundae followup never hurts either. After dinner, I've enjoyed browsing through the shops inside. The only thing I've ever bought was a greeting card, but the indoor shops are pretty much an experience (ok, I'm exaggerating a bit...but they're nice). Good for brunch.
Parking no problem, use the street. – I donot understand someone's gripe about getting the wrong order, and not speaking up! Come on, it shouldn't happends, but please speak up. I have never had a bad time here, sure they are not perfect, budt they will do anything, if possible, that you ask. If you wanted to dine, go to a fine diningroom, such as CUT, and pay there prices. I believe you were complaining for the sake of complaining-and couldn't think of anything else to say.
What a cute restaurant – Very interesting cute restaurant that seems to be very gay friendly. Went on a Sunday after church. Very crowded for Sunday Brunch. They do offer counter service and the wait was not long. Parking lot was too small for Sunday but they had a parking attendant that would ensure who gets there first gets the next parking place...it was nice to have people just wait in line until something opened. Nice touch. This is a basic coffee shop. Only a couple service issues that I can overlook since it was crowded, Sunday, and 8 at our table. I had ordered a BBQ Bacon burger and out came a regular burger. I had plans that evening so I just took what came. He did write down the regular burger so I will just say it was noisy and I am soft spoken. The Burger came with no fries so you have to order seperate. There is either a mixed greens (not Southern but salad), fruit, or soup that comes with it. I opted of the soup and the choice of soup I made was Crab Asparagus Cream soup. Very smooth in texture and velvety. The taste that hits first was the asparagus, then a hint of crab enough to know it was there but not enough to overpower the first taste and then the velvety texture takes hold on the pallet. I had coffee with lunch and while we were all talking I ordered an Ice Tea (it was hot in there). The Ice Tea is served with a lemon wedge and mint however, I had to ask for my tea twice and when it came I had no garnishes what so ever. Fortunately, my friend did not use his mint. Love mint in my tea.
Similar to Mimi's but more expensive – Once you get over the inside-outside patio setting, you settle into the vague famliarity that you've been here before. The food's decent enough, to be sure, but it's very Americanized French food. Our service was really slow and I'd be interested in coming back during off-peak hours if I weren't so inclined to dine elsewhere.
Always curious about this place...its totally OK – The French Market is a place that I had driven by for 5-6 years and always kind of wondered about it. 2 Bored friends and I played a nerdy yet entertaining game on Saturday night?.
We Citysearch?ed the 15 closest restaurants to my apartment, nominated 4 restaurants that we all 3 had never been to, and then agreed to choose the one that had the highest health board score. We were all pleased when French Market won ?Restaurant Survivor? as the 2 of us that have lived in LA the longest had apparently harbored a secret curiosity about this striped, awning?ed, and patio?d place?.
For some reason, I had some unconscious 6th sense that this place was somehow known for its pancakes?I was right. My companionette enjoyed a plentiful of evening pancakes that were ?better than we could have made at home? but not quiet ?to die for?.
We were there on a Saturday night between 10 and 11 PM?.too late for a dinner rush (if they even have one) and too early for the uneven pulse of hungry drunk people on their way home. It was actually kind of quiet. The reviews are right?this place is not cool, not hip, the people are kind of not pretty. The crowd is predominantly gay in a way that I am used to and conscious of from living in WeHo, and I noticed it only in the way that I would expect my visiting family from out of town to notice and comment on ?how its so common here? were they to visit and dine with me here.
Menu ? huge, .like Jerry?s deli but cheaper. Even better, they encourage you to make up your own dishes. You could basically order whatever you want and they will make it for you.
Servers were not typical actors in waiting?.more experience and patient. I would come back here. And I write really aggressive reviews for places I don?t like.
Best Pancakes.Ever! – Parking is good during the day,the decorations can be scary or amusing.The pancakes are scrumptious.The syrup is real maple,oh my.Be daring go have you some of granny's ole style pancakes.
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