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Jan 3, 2010 07:20 PM

Best French Onion Soup???

Was curious to know who in LA has the best FOS?

Anisette? Bouchon?? The Kettle???

I'm very curious. Walked by Cafe Midi (next to American Rag) and their soup *looked* good but I wasn't really hungry.

VERY interested to hear people's thoughts!


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  1. My two favorites are Mistral in Sherman Oaks and Petit Bistro on La Cienega. I've had plenty of good soups around town, but they always deliver time after time. The absolute worst and the only one in L.A. I sent back was at Comme Ca. It was watery and had only a few slivers of onion.

    1. church and state has a good one

      1. My vote is Anisette in Santa Monica. The best I've had. Really rich broth.

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

        1. Agree on Anisette, and have heard good things about Church & State but haven't tried it yet.

          I didn't care for the onion soup at The Kettle (far too salty) and was really let down by the onion soup at Houstons ... I think it's the special Monday soup; I got there around 8:30pm and it had cooked down to a black gravy by then. Probably the only truly BAD thing I've ever had at Houstons.

          1. little next door's is really nice.