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French bistro food in the SVF

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prainer Aug 4, 2009 05:32 PM

Looking for good French bistro food in the San Fernando Valley for late lunch - early dinner - going to see Julie and Julia on Sunday - want to keep the theme going! West Valley preferred but I think Sherman Oaks or Studio City will have better choices.

  1. Phurstluv Aug 4, 2009 07:35 PM

    Bistro Garden
    Pinot Bistro
    Mistral

    all in Studio City/Sherman Oaks on, what else, Ventura Blvd.

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      carter Aug 5, 2009 10:00 AM

      Mistral is closed on Sunday, yet just east of it is Le Petit Restaurant which has decent French bistro fare, as in mussels, lamb chops, etc.
      La Frite on Ventura between Van Nuys and Sepulveda is also very French bistro, and both of these are more affordable than the Bistro Garden or Mistral, and probably not unlike the prices at Pinot Bistro.
      Of course there is a La Frite in Woodland Hills on Ventura near Fallbrook, fwiw, even though I do not care for that location like the Sherman Oaks version.

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      gdodgerfan Aug 5, 2009 10:06 AM

      Cafe Bizou in Sherman Oaks

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        1munchy1 Aug 5, 2009 10:57 AM

        Le Petit Chateau in Studio City. On Lankershim. Super French.

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          TomSwift Aug 5, 2009 02:02 PM

          Le Sanglier on (sort of) Ventura in Tarzana, I believe. Just a semi-block south of Ventura. Maybe a step up from bistro food but delicious in any case.

          1. Servorg Aug 5, 2009 03:55 PM

            We return regularly to Rive Gauche in Sherman Oaks for one of the most beautiful, romantic patios in LA and their outstanding French Onion soup. I normally have the seafood brochette, but they always have several specials which are unfailingly good. I also find their vegetable preparation to be spot on each and every time we go.

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            Rive Gauche Cafe
            14106 Ventura Blvd Ste 200, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

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            1. re: Servorg
              LA Buckeye Fan Aug 6, 2009 04:43 PM

              I second. Love that place.

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