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L'Entrecote style steak frites in LA?

jberc Feb 19, 2009 02:32 PM

I was reading a recent thread titled, "French restaurant with a great steak?" and now I can't stop thinking about a trip to Paris a couple of years back when we had the steak at Relais de l'Entrecôte Saint Germain.

The restaurant only serves one dish - a steak frites in a mustardy creamy herby sauce. Apparently there are several restaurants operated by the same family that serve this dish. Is there anything close to it in LA?

Here's the wikipedia entry on the restaurant: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L'En...

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    cls RE: jberc Feb 19, 2009 06:09 PM

    Ahhh, l'Entrecote, where their only question is: "how do you want your meat?"

    There is really nothing like it in LA as far as I know. These are two very difficult items to find done well. Fries? well, good luck in LA. Less expensive beef that is still good? I am still looking. There is a recent thread however on fries, can't seem to find it though.

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      Servorg RE: cls Feb 19, 2009 07:46 PM

      There was this one: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/582276

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        cls RE: Servorg Feb 19, 2009 07:59 PM

        Yes, that one.

    2. monku RE: jberc Feb 19, 2009 08:14 PM

      Years ago I went to La Frite in Sherman Oaks and they had NY steak with frites. You might want to give them a call and ask about their sauce. I'm sure La Frite is not a favored CH spot because I've never seen it mentioned.

      La Frite
      15013 Ventura Blvd
      Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
      (818) 990-1791

      In San Francisco on Union Street there was Cafe de Paris L'Entrecôte, which was in some way related to the famed Paris L'Entrecôte, however they're now closed.

      1. monku RE: jberc Feb 19, 2009 08:25 PM

        Then if you wanted to try and make your own sauce.......

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          whatsfordinner RE: monku Feb 20, 2009 01:27 PM

          I've tried the recipe in that thread. Sadly, it's not the same.

        2. ipsedixit RE: jberc Feb 19, 2009 09:13 PM

          Figaro Bistrot has it.

          Not very good, however, but they serve it.


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            mkapuskar RE: jberc Jan 12, 2013 07:51 PM

            Did you know there WAS an L'Entrecote on Wilshire Blvd in LA. I ate there sometime in the mid-1990's. It's not there anymore. I also used to live in Paris and have eaten at the original Relais de Venise many times. The salad/steak/sauce/fries was the same. The had a piano in the restaurant, like they have in the L'Entrecote in New York.

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              mc michael RE: jberc Jan 12, 2013 11:40 PM

              I've had steak frites in Paris and elsewhere in France. But the best I ever had was from room service several years ago at the Mondrian. Don't think it had the particular sauce you speak of, but it was sauced and very tasty. On reflection, I think it was a peppercorn sauce.

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