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French Onion Soup

KaceyLaine Jul 7, 2008 11:35 AM

I often crave a good crock of baked French Onion Soup.... but have yet to find my go-to place to get it. There's nothing better than the rich flavor of beef broth, caramelized onions, a dry/crusty crouton and gooey melted swiss cheese!

I used to love the French Onion Soup at "Dive", Steven Spielberg's yellow-submarine themed restaurant in the Century City Shopping Mall. Sadly, Dive tanked in 1999 and I've been missing it ever since.

Anybody have any favorite places for French Onion Soup in LA? Anywhere from the San Fernando Valley to the Marina Del Rey.... willing to travel for my fix!

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    yogachik RE: KaceyLaine Jul 7, 2008 11:38 AM

    Anisette in Santa Monica.

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      KaceyLaine RE: yogachik Jul 8, 2008 08:53 PM

      Just tried the French Onion Soup at Anisette..... fabulous! Thanks for the wonderful rec!

    2. WildSwede RE: KaceyLaine Jul 7, 2008 12:33 PM

      I miss Dive, too! My favorite soup is at The Raymond in Pasadena. So good!

      1. mollyomormon RE: KaceyLaine Jul 7, 2008 12:38 PM

        yogachik's recommendation for Anisette is a great one. I also like the version at Le Marmiton on Montana a lot.

        1. hrhboo RE: KaceyLaine Jul 7, 2008 03:28 PM

          Third the rec for Anisette, Comme Ca's version is wonderful too.

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            SeaCook RE: KaceyLaine Jul 7, 2008 04:04 PM

            I'm probaly going to be shot down for this but I really love the French Onion soup at Hamburger Hamlet. It tastes rich and there plenty of gooey cheese with a nice crust. There's still one in Pasadena on S, Lake Ave.

            1. russkar RE: KaceyLaine Jul 7, 2008 04:09 PM

              Believe it or not? MORTON'S (call first to make sure they have it)

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                RoxyGrl RE: KaceyLaine Jul 7, 2008 04:53 PM

                Well, this is nowhere near either SFV or MDR but I had the *best* french onion soup at the Golden Spur in Glendora.

                Golden Spur
                1223 E Rte 66
                Glendora, CA 91740

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                  CinnamonKitten RE: KaceyLaine Jul 7, 2008 05:01 PM

                  I've always really enjoyed the french soup at Chez Nous in Toluca Lake. It's served steaming hot in a crock with lots of gooey melted cheese. There croissants are delicious too

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                    exilekiss RE: KaceyLaine Jul 7, 2008 05:06 PM

                    Looks like they merged both of your threads Kacey, so the links were lost. Here are the links again.

                    Comme Ça
                    8479 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069

                    Anisette Brasserie
                    225 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

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                      Servorg RE: exilekiss Jul 7, 2008 05:28 PM

                      No merging. Both independent threads are still here, as before.


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                      LMelba RE: KaceyLaine Jul 7, 2008 05:49 PM

                      Pinot Bistro in Studio City makes an excellent French Onion Soup.

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                        LMelba RE: LMelba Jul 7, 2008 10:09 PM

                        Rive Gauche in Sherman Oaks also makes a really nice french onion soup.

                      2. rednyellow RE: KaceyLaine Jul 7, 2008 05:51 PM

                        Lots of good recs here, I really like the onion soup at Mistral in Sherman Oaks.

                        1. tablefor1 RE: KaceyLaine Jul 7, 2008 06:50 PM

                          I'm putting my vote in for Anisette.

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                            JosephEBacon RE: KaceyLaine Jul 7, 2008 07:29 PM

                            When it comes to onion soup, I have to vote for Taix! yummy way to start a lunch or dinner!

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                              Mellu RE: KaceyLaine Jul 7, 2008 09:39 PM

                              I had a little crock of OUTSTANDING French Onion Soup, complete with gooey Gruyere and crouton, at The Crepe Vine in Old Town Pasadena.

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                                Velvet Elvis RE: KaceyLaine Jul 8, 2008 09:15 AM

                                Not in the requested area, but it was great at 3 Forks in Claremont.

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                                  huaqiao RE: KaceyLaine Jul 8, 2008 09:36 AM

                                  This is pretty far from your desired locales and I don't know how authentic it is, but I really like the French Onion Soup at Favori in Santa Ana. Yes, the Vietnamese whole baked catfish place. They put a raw egg yolk in the soup underneath the cheese. If anyone reading this thread is craving French Onion Soup in OC, they should give it a try. And grab a whole baked catfish while you're at it!

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                                    foodiemahoodie RE: KaceyLaine Jul 10, 2008 12:23 AM

                                    Anisette. Just had it last night. As good as it gets. Best I can remember ever having.

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