HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >

Best French Onion Soup

mandela Oct 10, 2006 11:34 PM

Any recommendations for great french onion soup in central/west Los Angeles? I'm planning a birthday dinner for my boyfriend (its his favorite), so I'm looking for something a little romantic as well.

He likes lots of cheese.


  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. annalulu RE: mandela Oct 11, 2006 01:24 AM


    not romantic in any way, but I LOOOVVVEEE Doughboys French Onion.

    1 Reply
    1. re: annalulu
      BearCity RE: annalulu Oct 11, 2006 01:38 AM

      I second doughboys, especially if you like lots of cheese.

    2. k
      kproq323 RE: mandela Oct 11, 2006 02:01 AM

      You must try Chez Mimi in Brentwood/Santa Monica on 26th Street. Their French Onion soup is a classic. The way it should be. Very romantic and cozy. Service is excellent. The food is much more traditional french bistro in a darling environment. Not too fussy - but really charming. Would suggest that you call for a reservation.

      1. k
        kotter RE: mandela Oct 12, 2006 12:17 AM

        moustache cafe (which is now chocolat) on melrose used to have a very tasty one.

        1. russkar RE: mandela Oct 12, 2006 05:36 PM

          Morton's downtown, but it's only available at LUNCH!

          1. g
            gourmetla RE: mandela Oct 12, 2006 05:50 PM

            I like La Dijonaise in Culver City because it's not that salty. I also recall a good one from Monty's in Westwood years ago but I'm not sure how it is now.

            1. t
              tdo ca RE: mandela Oct 12, 2006 06:53 PM

              Unless Hollywood is too "un-central," Cafe des Artistes fits your description.

              Show Hidden Posts