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Jan 22, 2012 10:09 PM

The wonderful "Le Saint Amour" in Culver City reportedly (hopefully just temporarily!) closed

There are articles on L.A. Eater and GrubStreet noting that it's closed and they have a pic of an ownership application change in the window for Le Faubourg LLC. (Still associated with the woman who owned it, reportedly, if not her chef husband. Don't know if that means anything though.)

This was easily my favorite go-out restaurant in L.A., with wonderful food, across-the-board terrific wait staff and easy ambiance. I was last there New Year's Eve with my husband and all looked well - we have been regulars.

Le Saint Amour has been so warm and inviting, down to the perfectly French golden tone of wood they chose for the floors/counters and the explanations of how things are made. It will be a real loss to the neighborhood ... and moi ... if they don't open again under same or similar ownership.

A big thank you for the terrific food, attentiveness, extra olives and endless string of Diet Cokes. I've got to figure out how to replicate or find those olives.

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  1. Thank you so much for letting us know! I've often sent CW there for clients that absolutely will not travel to Venice with us. Such a wonderful space for a formal, but yet casual feeling client lunch...


    3 Replies
    1. re: Dommy

      Fingers crossed it's just a temporary change, Dommy!

      1. re: Cinnamon

        Is this the joint that had a duck confit and potatoes plus a market attached to it?


        1. re: kevin

          Yes to the first two, no to the third.

    2. I'm not sure how it would fare without Bruno - his charcuterie was the heart and soul of the place. Given the choice between that lovely spot without his food, and a sack lunch of his food on a park bench, I would certainly choose the latter.

      1. So sorry to hear—it was our favorite local place too. Thanks for the heads-up.

        1. The closing of Saint Amour is horrible news! It was the only place I knew of in all of California that does andouillette!! It is what made Saint Amour such a unique French restaurant! It it opens without chef Bruno, then it loses what made that place so special.

          1. Does anyone know where Bruno will go?

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            1. re: xox

              I'd like to know too ... or for that matter are there any other restaurants in L.A. that either of them ran or run? (Le Faubourg LLC) I thought there was something in West Hollywood at one point. Hope they get it all sorted out.