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ISO Croque Monsuier/Madame

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loreeLB Jul 13, 2010 01:35 PM

Saw this on a food show and now am craving it! I don't mind making it but wondering if there is any place in the LA/LB/OC area that serves it and does it justice?

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  1. mollyomormon RE: loreeLB Jul 13, 2010 01:37 PM

    The one at Comme Ca is one of my favorite brunch dishes ever. I get the croque madmae because I love dipping bites in the runny egg yoke.

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      wilafur RE: mollyomormon Jul 13, 2010 02:18 PM

      the croque madame has egg.

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        mollyomormon RE: wilafur Jul 13, 2010 02:45 PM

        thanks! i edited to fix that.

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      lizziee RE: loreeLB Jul 13, 2010 01:53 PM

      Bouchon in Beverly Hills

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        Searching4Dunny RE: lizziee Jul 13, 2010 03:46 PM

        Bouchon's croques used to be the gold standard for me but now I give the slight edge to the ones at Church & State - both served with great fries.

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

      2. wienermobile RE: loreeLB Jul 13, 2010 03:44 PM

        Just like in Paris at Anisette in Santa Monica.
        http://www.anisettebrasserie.com/

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

        1. ipsedixit RE: loreeLB Jul 13, 2010 04:19 PM

          Blue Bayou at Disneyland.

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          Blue Bayou
          1580 S Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA

          1. Servorg RE: loreeLB Jul 13, 2010 04:24 PM

            Thought the Croque Madame I had at Amandine was excellent.

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            Amandine Patissiere
            12225 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

            1. J.L. RE: loreeLB Jul 13, 2010 05:59 PM

              Ratata, on Westwood Blvd., just south of Santa Monica (near Starbucks & Philly West)

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                New Trial RE: loreeLB Jul 13, 2010 11:59 PM

                The one at Campanile's grilled cheese nights (Thursday) is usually a good bet.

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                  degustateur RE: loreeLB Jul 14, 2010 01:15 AM

                  Hi loreeLB!

                  In LA, Monsieur Marcel at the Farmer’s Market offers scrumptious croque monsieurs/madames, however, I prefer his signature croque marcel made with smoked turkey.

                  Monsieur Marcel
                  6333 W. 3rd Street
                  Los Angeles, CA 90036
                  (323) 939-7792
                  http://www.mrmarcel.com

                  In OC, Anepalco’s makes a slightly non-traditional, yet delicious croque monsieur along with a host of other wondrous bites.

                  Anepalco’s
                  415 S Main St
                  Orange, CA 92868
                  (714) 771-2333
                  http://www.anepalcoscafe.com

                  Saving the best for last - when you want something over-the-top, indulge yourself in Marche Moderne’s croque monsieur a cheval made with ham, aged gruyere, white truffle and topped with chanterelles and a quail’s egg. Utterly divine.

                  Marche Moderne
                  3333 Bristol Street, #3001
                  Costa Mesa, CA 92626
                  (714) 434-7900
                  http://www.marchemoderne.net

                  Bon Appetit!

                  1. aching RE: loreeLB Jul 14, 2010 04:01 PM

                    It's not at all traditional, but I absolutely love the Croque Madame at Hatfields. Hamachi tuna, brioche, and quail's egg - insanely delicious.

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                    Hatfield's
                    6703 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

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