Today is: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
French 75 - Bistro Restaurant Review
Voilà French 75 – Bistro, it feels just like a bistro should: warm, friendly, luxurious,
unintimidating, comfortable, inviting. Restaurants are an art form to David Wilhelm. From his
early years in the kitchens of some of the best restaurants in Southern California, to his
current role at the helm of a successful roster of concepts,
David has virtually redefined
The "symphony of pleasures" he has created encompasses a unique blend of authentic ambiance,
impeccable service and delectable cuisine. Our lively “American in Paris” atmosphere blends
their favorite neighbor café with the best of Parisian bistros.
I truly loved this elegant French restaurant, with a spacious luxurious bar up front, along
with a half dozen tables where you can have dinner, surrounded by a
pianist and a singer, who
manage to entertain guests and make each one
feel like you are in Paris. It’s a stylish and
welcoming space. Bistro 75
truly does offer something for every taste and every
This restaurant is exactly what we needed to have in Los Angeles. It is a fancy,
but at the
same time fun, elegant, happy and truly a happening atmosphere,
with such an amazing service
and fabulous french food. It is the best
French restaurant in Los Angeles.
Island Ice Tea
After having amazing drinks at the bar I truly could not wait to start our dinner, the menu was
simply fabulous, and hen I looked around at what other diners were ordering for first courses,
though, instead of pastas or thin-crusted pizzas or even meats, the women, mostly, seem stuck
on salads. French don't really eat a lot of salads, so I decided to start with an amazing
selection of appetizers, which were all amazingly prepared, gorgeous to your eyes and delicious
to your palate.
The menu proposes Plateau De Fruits De Mer, to share before everything." Eperlans! Now that's
French. The thought of having Pacific Oysters, Gulf Shrimp, King Crab Legs, Ahi Avocado Tartare
served on Shaved Ice with Cocktail and Louis Sauces puts the hungry Francophile in a good mood
right off the bat.
Prosciutto Scallops, with White Corn Ragout
All of the appetizers were simply astonishing, the Prosciutto Scallops, with
White Corn Ragout,
Crispy Sage Brown Butter was to die for.
Dungeness Crab Cake with Corn-Pepper Sautee
The Dungeness Crab Cake with Corn-Pepper Sautee, Spicy
Provencale Aioli, was simply mouth watering and the Spicy Ahi Tuna Tartare was also delightful,
with Avocado, Crispy Sesame Tuile on a Chile Sauce. But, going to a French
restaurant and not
trying their French Onion Soup Gratinee, is like going to
Rome and not seeing the Pope…This
soup was such a meal, it is served
very hot to your table, with delicious pieces of bread a
that just that is a meal by itself. I loved, loved, and loved, this dish.
Ahi Tuna Tartare
French Onion Soup Gratinee
Alaskan King Crab Legs, served Steamed with Lemon and Drawn Butter
truly excited already with all of these great selections of appetizers but the best was yet to
come. Our entrees, yes, there is anything you want for every single taste you imagine. I was
in the mood for seafood, so we choose the Alaskan King Crab Legs, served Steamed with Lemon and
Drawn Butter, it was really one of the
best crabs I ever had, beautiful succulent huge crab
legs, fresh, it tasted like it
was just out of the ocean, a fine dish and huge portion, enough
to be shared
with 3 or 4 people. I also ordered the Halibut “Picholine” with Vegetable,
and Picholine Olive Butter, again, could not be better, the
Halibut was huge and delicious,
could not ask for more.
Halibut “Picholine” with Vegetable, Capers and Picholine Olive Butter
My guest tried the recommended Cote de Boeuf 22 oz (Rib Chop) and
Maine Lobster tail, what an amazing combo, the meat was so tender, and along with
we got a side order of Macaroni & Three Cheeses and Ragout
of Forest Mushrooms with Thyme.
Yes, if I tell you that this is my favorite
place in town, you must believe and see for your
eyes. It could not be
better; French 75 is certainly the most amazing restaurant with a
fantastic service and a superb food.
Cote de Boeuf 22 oz (Rib Chop)
Maine Lobster Tail
When the Mac & three Cheeses were served, ah…the noodles were really delicious, tossed in
butter, covered in a mild with 3 cheeses. These have such a delicate flavor
I ask if the chef
has seen fit to amp up the dish with truffle oil. He checks
with the kitchen and says it's
truffle paste, butter and lots of love.
Who knew love was so exorbitant?
Mac & Three Cheeses
The dinner was all of such high quality, it's a pleasure to sample this and that. And it's
certainly generous enough for two or more to share. Best of all, it's light enough that you
should be able to maybe even manage eating dessert. Hot Callebaut Chocolat Soufflé on a
Countreau Cream, anyone? Oh yes, don’t even think about missing
this dessert. It is served
hot and the waitress drops a spoon of hot chocolate
inside it and covers with Chantilly cream,
and to make it even better, we had
that with the best Port Wine so it truly made our French
dinner an unforgettable one.
Hot Callebaut Chocolat Soufflé
Hot Callebaut Chocolat Soufflé
The French 75 Bistro is not cheap, by their standards: At $41.00, it's tied with côte de boeuf
and porterhouse as the most expensive dishes. But it's big, and it's marvelous, and you don't
want it to end. Start with a salad of field greens, goat cheese beignet, raspberry hazelnut
vinaigrette, then go for the French Onion Soup Gratinee.
Three people can easily share two
orders, and you'll want a bottle of rosé
with that. That is it; your French night is going to
Merci to Michel Keller, their wonderful manager, who truly
made our night simply Magic and
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For more information please visit their website at www.french75bistro.com
Article By: Mary Adams
Photos By: Chris Marx
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