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Looks like Bistro LQ has closed (updated 3/25/2011)

ipsedixit Mar 25, 2011 09:58 PM

Hat tip to Eater LA.

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Bistro LQ
8009 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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    uwsister Mar 25, 2011 10:33 PM

    WHAT?! I'm very, very sad. I had one of the best meals in L.A. there.

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      shouzen Mar 25, 2011 11:01 PM

      Just saw that too. Quite a pity. I wonder if he'll be cooking more permanently at Vertical.

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        Jwsel Mar 25, 2011 11:51 PM

        No! Some friends and I were planning a trip to try Bistro LQ for the first time as soon as I got through a particularly busy period at work. That was definitely top of our list of restaurants that we have not yet tried.

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        Bistro LQ
        8009 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048

        1. Porthos Mar 26, 2011 10:41 AM

          Very sad. Looks like LA isn't ready for that type of cuisine and that level of cheese service. I'm convinced he'd kill it in SF, NYC, or Chicago. I wish him the best.

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            Johnny L Mar 26, 2011 11:01 AM

            No! I really wanted to eat there and I was saving up for it! Really disappointed.

            1. mpken Mar 26, 2011 11:38 AM

              Unfortunate for Los Angeles. One of the better places in LA.

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                mlgb Mar 26, 2011 02:59 PM

                I guess SIV got that one right.

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                  jacknhedy Mar 26, 2011 05:37 PM

                  Wow - I was floored when I saw this post. Having gone through some severe financial setbacks the last 2 years, pricier meals are now a treat, and LQ was one of our favorites on a very short list. We're nobody important, but we've had the pleasure of following Chef Laurent from his Bistro K days. Just sent him a little email to encourage him, and was surprised to get a response back - he said he'll be cooking more at Vertical & will have a few pop-up projects in the next few weeks. We've been to many culinary masterpieces, and I am hard-pressed to find the caliber of cuisine relative to his prices. I know I wish him the best! (Glad we actually visited Bistro LQ 4 times...)

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                  Bistro K
                  30100 Town Center Dr, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

                  Bistro LQ
                  8009 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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                  1. re: jacknhedy
                    honkman Mar 26, 2011 06:33 PM

                    Indeed a very sad and disappointing day to see our favorite restaurant closed. We also got an email from Laurent mentioning that he will cook more now at Vertical (including some of the planned dishes from the spring menu) and that his planning some pop- up concepts. Looks like that some problems with his landlords were the final reason for closing the restaurant. Hopefully he will start something similar in the future.

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                      wpage Mar 28, 2011 05:52 PM

                      My wife and I went there on March 19th for my birthday. They had run out of sweetbreads several days earlier which I thought was odd but that compelled us to get the 7 course tasting menu. It was the best of my 4 or 5 visits there. Afterwards my wife remarked that we should go to LQ more often. Even if it gets transplanted to some extent at Vertical, Pasadena is just not all that geographically desirable for us. And who knows how long it will be before we see another incarnation of LudoBites.

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                      LudoBites
                      Roving wildly, Los Angeles, CA

                      1. re: wpage
                        J.L. Mar 28, 2011 08:55 PM

                        The LudoBites show is on the road now, in North Carolina.

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                        LudoBites
                        Roving wildly, Los Angeles, CA

                  2. honkman May 17, 2011 09:09 PM

                    It's not a reopening of Bistro LQ but at least a good chance to get some of his amazong food - LQ pop up @ Starry Kitchen

                    http://blogs.laweekly.com/squidink/20...

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