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earl1971 Oct 29, 2007 12:00 PM

hi,

I want to take my friend who LOVES chocolate souffles out for her birthday. Is there anywhere between Venice and Downtown that does chocolate souffles well?

thanks

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  1. justanotherpenguin Oct 29, 2007 12:03 PM

    tam-o-shanter in los feliz. but call first because they vary the type of souffle nightly.

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      Diana Oct 29, 2007 12:07 PM

      Try Chocolat

      http://www.chocolatrestaurant.com/des...

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        highforpie Oct 30, 2007 11:48 AM

        I agree, the one at Chocolat is really delicious.

      2. hrhboo Oct 29, 2007 12:10 PM

        In Venice, James Beach does a good chocolate souffle.

        1. ipsedixit Oct 29, 2007 12:46 PM

          La Cachette

          1. OCAnn Oct 30, 2007 09:21 AM

            Roy's.

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            Roy's Restaurant
            800 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

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              Snoopy Oct 30, 2007 10:37 AM

              While I like that dessert, I consider it to be more of a lava cake as opposed to a true souffle. I like the souffles at Morton's.

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                LisaStitch Oct 30, 2007 03:36 PM

                Yes! Arnie Morton's!

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                  soniabegonia Nov 1, 2007 11:00 PM

                  Just had this dicussion with a co-worker today. I completely agree that it's a lava cake - doesn't even come close to being a real souffle. I also think it's too sweet and can't shake the feeling that it's mass produced. I guess when they are cranking out so many of them it's to be expected...

                  I recall having a good one at Off Vine a while back.

              2. wutzizname Oct 30, 2007 09:34 AM

                Ortolan
                8338 W 3rd St

                Republic
                650 N La Cienega

                Capo
                1810 Ocean Ave

                Joe's
                1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd

                1. burumun Oct 30, 2007 10:22 AM

                  3 Square Cafe on Venice does it well (see picture at the bottom of: http://gourmetpigs.blogspot.com/2007/...

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                  and then Spago does souffle really well, but they don't always have chocolate, so you should check :)

                  and I actually LOVE the one at Arroyo Chop House, but that's in Pasadena

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                    Fru Oct 30, 2007 10:38 AM

                    I know Studio City is not within the boundary you gave but Bistro Garden makes a wonderful chocolate souffle.

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                      Diana Oct 30, 2007 11:44 AM

                      Also out of the way but a good souffle is the one at La Frite in Sherman Oaks or Woodland Hills

                  2. Schweinhaxen Oct 30, 2007 11:21 AM

                    In my mind, the best is Cut which is decadent and chock full of Valrhona chocolate...... Enjoy!!

                    1. notmartha Oct 30, 2007 12:31 PM

                      I noticed a chocolate-cinammon souffle on the Craft menu in Century City, but didn't order it. If it's anywhere as good as the donuts they served it'll be worth checking out.

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                        Panther Nov 2, 2007 01:08 AM

                        No doubt that Pacific Dining Car in Santa Monica is where you want to go for the absolute best chocolate soufflés in L.A.! They've some pretty good coffee if you like, while waiting for your soufflés. Another plus - they're open 24 hours.

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                          woofer Nov 2, 2007 11:22 AM

                          arnie morton's.

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