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La Dijonaise

russkar Sep 14, 2006 01:54 PM

We tried this French Bistro (located across from Beacon in CC) and were pleasantly surprised.
We sampled several French Dishes and liked them all.
The prices are very reasonable and decent desserts too!

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    JBC RE: Cinnamon Sep 14, 2006 03:35 PM

    Their website will answer most of the usual questions:


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      mitchrc RE: russkar Sep 14, 2006 03:34 PM

      I've been eating at La Dij as we call it since the late '90s when they were over on Hayden in a tiny space. Their food has always been wonderful. I've never had a bad experience there and the owners are absolute sweethearts.

      1. David Kahn RE: russkar Sep 14, 2006 05:35 PM

        How's their poulet frites?

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          writergirl RE: David Kahn Sep 14, 2006 10:44 PM

          I really like Dijionaise, but their poulet frites doesn't grab me. The chicken seems underspiced to me, and it doesn't have the crispy skin I like. Their frites are really good. And if you order them to go, they wait for you to show up before cooking them. You may have to wait a tad longer, but the fries are always nice and hot.

          Instead of the poulet, the mussels with frites. Mmmm. The hangar steak is flavorful too.

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          WBGuy RE: russkar Sep 14, 2006 05:41 PM

          Go there in the morning, they have really great, buttery croissants. Soft and fluffy inside, delicately crispy outside. Much better than any of the croissants I've had elsewhere.

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            scoot RE: WBGuy Sep 17, 2006 12:33 AM

            Ditto on the croissants. And only $1.85

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              writergirl RE: scoot Sep 17, 2006 04:18 PM

              I'm pretty sure they get their bread and pastries from another French bakery in the area, Normandie Bakery on the corner of Jefferson and Cochran, which is just east of La Cienega. So if you want them really fresh, try picking them up from there!

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            PattiB RE: russkar Sep 14, 2006 08:45 PM

            The staff is really great!

            I had a business meet with someone who has some disability with cerebral palsey [but not in a wheelchair] and they were really helpful and accomodating - and very pleaseant about helping too! Big points on service!

            And we had a nice breakfast, the spinach and swiss omlette was good!

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              slacker RE: russkar Sep 14, 2006 10:43 PM

              The quiches are very creamy and delicious. But they serve some sort of artificial drink that they call lemonade, maybe it's CountryTime.

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                epop RE: russkar Sep 16, 2006 01:09 AM

                i like it much more than Beacon, a place i find way overrated.

                the service at the bistro can be terrible though.

                but i think, russkar, the surprises here are far fewer than kiriko's

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                  Cinnamon RE: russkar Sep 16, 2006 02:59 AM

                  Great rabbit here with plenty of gravy.

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