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La Dijonaise

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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  1. Their website will answer most of the usual questions:

    http://www.ladijonaise.com

    1. 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. How's their poulet frites?

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        1. re: David Kahn

          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.

        2. 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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          1. re: WBGuy

            Ditto on the croissants. And only $1.85

            1. re: scoot

              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!

          2. 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!

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

              1. 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

                1. Great rabbit here with plenty of gravy.