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Jan 19, 2010 05:12 PM

Best frisee salad, please

One of my favorite friends is visiting LA next month. We enjoyed the frisee salad with egg and pancetta at Daniel in Vegas last year and she's challenged me to come up with a great one for lunch or dinner in LA. Bouchon? Breadbar?

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  1. We had an excellent Frisee at Church & State. The egg was so soft poached it became a part of the dressing. it's taste was far and above anything else we had for that meal.

    Church & State
    1850 Industrial Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

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      1. re: Dommy

        i must agree with both of you, Dommy! That is one wonderful frisee! Gotta mention that the eggs come from Peter Schaner (SM Farmer's Market).

    1. I am no expert, but I loved the frisee salad I had at Chaya Downtown.

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      1. re: Jwsel

        It really depends on what part of town you will be staying. Driving in LA is not a fun experience.

        1. re: lizziee

          I live in Pasadena, but my friend (a former Angeleno) will likely be staying on the westside so anywhere there, the beach, etc. is fine.

      2. LAMILL in Silverlake has a great one, and they use coffee in the dressing, yet it isn't intrusive at all, just for the aromatic hit, it really tastes quite French. And the rest of the food is great too, plus a lovely environment for your out of town pal ; )

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        1. re: Qwendy

          Thanks for these ideas all of which I'll check out.

          1. re: Qwendy

            Thanks. I was trying to remember where I had the good frisee aux lardons. LA Mill +1 but not a great dinner spot.

          2. I enjoyed Bouchon's frisee au lardon. I would expect very good things from Church & State's version too.

            1. Comme Ca -- On Melrose just East of La Cienega. Solid bistro fare all around. And a great bar to boot.