Monday, August 29, 2005

Cafe Beaujolais

I love a good French Restaurant. When you dine at Cafe Stella in Silverlake, you feel like you're in a hip, bistro tucked away in some alley off the St. Germain high street. But, Cafe Beaujolais (1712 Colorado Blvd.), located in a converted 1920's bungalow, feels like a French countryside cottage where you can imagine wine vineyards sprawling in all directions outside the restaurant.

This place is authentic...attitude and all! You know you're in a good French restaurant when you see loads of French people dining there. The waiter, a very charming and sarcastic French guy, suggested that we try his wine recommendation which was very good. For entrees, the Filet Mignon and Fries served with a peppercorn sauce are textbook. Take a photo, file it in the encyclopedia under Steak Frites. But wait until you try the chicken breast, which is stuffed with pine nuts & ricotta cheese and then baked in a pastry. Scrum-diddily-umptious! I always get the onion soup to start with and I'm always raving about each bite. Their daily specials usually include a fresh seafood dish, too. A grilled Salmon was last night's special.

Word of warning: Watch out for the bread at the start of the meal. It is SO wonderful, you might fill up your belly before your starter arrives. Also, my wife always complains that they don't serve Mouelle Frites like they do at Cafe Stella. Perhaps, it's not a French, wine-country dish ? But, what they do have on the menu is great and it's always nice to see a restaurant crowded on weeknight. It was jamming last night.


At 12:59 PM, Blogger BoLA said...

Hey Dave!

I love this restaurant and always order the same dish - the Parmesan Crusted Halibut...mmm! Keep up the great blog! :)

At 4:25 PM, Anonymous charissa said...

hello! I graduated from Oxy in 04 and it is great to see these reviews about Eagle Rock favorites (and not-such-favorites). keep it up!

At 3:06 PM, Blogger DK said...

kritsty & charissa: thanks for your posts and the support. I hope to keep the blog a goin'!

At 8:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

great food. waiters may track down the phone number when you make reservations to ask your girlfriend out on a date. the best filet mignon i have ever had, im not kidding, but they lost my business.


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