Detective work: trying to remember a specific French restaurant in Long Beach
Here's the deal: my friend had his birthday party two years ago at what he says is his favorite restaurant of all-time. That being said, he has no memory of the name of this amazing place (???), which makes it very hard for me to surprise him by taking him there this year. So, after leaving an extensive google search empty-handed, I decided to go to the experts... I'm hoping, even if the restaurant is closed now, maybe someone remembers it so I can at least have "closure" on this? Either way, any help is appreciated!
Here's what he does remember (aka, "the clues")
1. It's a French restaurant
2. It's on 2nd Street in Long Beach
3. It's a hole-in-the-wall kind of place: he remembers there being about 6 tables in the whole restaurant
4. The food is (according to him) amazing
Sorry - that's all I have to go on! But I'm hoping this sparks someone's memory...
Thanks in advance!
The first thing that comes to mind is Frenchy's Bistro in Long Beach, but it is not on 2nd...
4137 East Anaheim Street, Long Beach, CA 90804
Could it be La Creperie Café at 4911 E. Second St.? It's pretty intimate and cozy, and it has solid crêpes and a couple of other French-ish items on the menu. I prefer Frenchy's on Anaheim, but in a pinch and when in Belmont Shore, this is a pretty good choice.
La Creperie Cafe
4911 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803
concur w/dommy... frenchy's bistro?? altho it isn't on 2nd street, it's the best french place in the area IMO.
I cannot think of a restaurant that fits the clues you have given.
One easy to miss restaurant, a hole-in-the-wall, comes to mind; Fora. Fora is a small restaurant (six tables seems about right), that is on 2nd Street, and has excellent food and a very nice wine selection. It isn't a French restaurant but I don't believe it claims to be anything in particular. A few of its dishes are French-ish, and its cheese selections and dessets may seem French-inspired. They tout their soufflés as being remarkable. They also have special wine dinners and perhaps your friend went when there was a themed French meal.
Check out their menu and see if it fits the bill.