Bouchon Beverly Hills
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- West Los Angeles, Beverly Hills
- Outdoor Seating
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Parking: Garage, Street
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Family Style, French, Dessert, Ice Cream, European, Continental, Pastries, Omelets
Alcohol: Full Bar, Wine
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Above Average
Enjoyed a long meal with some coworkers. We were taking advantage of dineLA week, with prix fix menu and prices. Note - they have items on the menu that you have to pay extra for (why even bother having it on the menu if you're going to have to pay more than the prix fix in the first place).
I chose a green salad for my first course, and the steamed mussels as my second. The salad was tasty and had a light olive oil vinagarette dressing paired with some goat cheese. Really simple, kinda boring. But, the mussels were delicious!! It was cooked in a wine-garlic-buttery reduction and served with their pommes frites (french fries).
Pros- Great area to hang out in, in the heart of Beverly Hills. There's a large underground parking structure next door to the restaurant and Montage hotel.
Cons - Really slow service. My water was rarely filled, and our drinks that were supposed to be paired with our dishes were not served with the actual dish. We had to wait at least 5-10 minutes post serving to get our drink. By that time our food was cold. The point of having a wine pairing is to enjoy the meal WITH the wine. Even the time it took to get our check was a bit slow.
Overall, I expected better service and better food for this high-class top-rated chef's restaurant.
Went here for dineLA lunch. We started with bread and it was really good.
First course: chicken liver mousse. Since we can no longer eat Foie Gras in California, I was happy that they had this dish as one of the choices; it's not exactly like Foie Gras but the texture and taste is similar and it was good.
Second course: flatiron steak. It was good but it was not the best steak I've ever had. Plus, this dish was extra +$5. My cowoker had mussels and it was tasty, which I think would've been a better choice.
Third course: caramel custard. Just a regular custard pudding. It was good but nothing special.
You get to choose either 2 courses only for $25 and 3 courses for $29. I would recommend just doing the 2 courses and if you want to eat dessert, share one dessert from regular menu.
Overall, the dineLA deal menu at Bouchon is a good deal but if you want to try good French food, my #1 choice is still Petrossian Paris Restaurant & Boutique.
I went here for a birthday party. It was a lot of fun. The bartenders are awesome and so nice and informative! The place is small so it seemed a bit cramped at times, but with the doors open to the patio, there was room to spill over. The drinks were very good. I liked the Moscow Mule, vodka and ginger beer. Also had a bite of the chocolate mousse which was divine. Heard that the mac and cheese was also yummy. Would like to come here again.
08/11/2010Provided by Citysearch -
If you want to spend the big bucks and pretend to know a lot about the cuisine (like all the servers do!) give it a try. There really isn't any French to speak of in the area and this comes with the backing of a pedigree chef (French Laundry, etc.) But you will find inconsistencies. Still, it's worth checking out.
06/25/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Had dinner at Bouchon in Beverly Hills last night. We didn't have a reservation and only waited for about five minutes or so before being seated on the patio.
The service was absolutely great; our server was extremely professional and very attentive but not annoying.
I started with an onion soup (very good and tasty) then for the entree I had the boudin blanc with black truffles and on the side mushroom and onion fricassee. Everything was cooked and prepared well. The bread was just fantastic.
Unfortunately I didn't have room for dessert; they brought profiteroles and chocolate mousse to the table next to us and it looked amazing. Next time...
04/13/2010Provided by Citysearch -
It's a lovely addition to the neighborhood, but the food is mediocre at best. The ""half lobster"" I ordered to start was, in fact, a miniscule-sized lobster tail, and a thoroughly scrubbed lobster shell/body. I know that fresh fish is expensive, but are they kidding? Nothing on the menu indicated that the flatiron steak would be presented with a mystery sauce. I was expecting steak & frites, and got limp fries and a steak that seemed almost baked - or did it sit under a heat lamp? In any event, two bites of that oddly flavored steak, and I was done. Unless someone I'm with REALLY wants to go there, I will not return. Service was fine.
04/08/2010Provided by Citysearch -
The best part of dinner was sitting on the patio overlooking the garden - absolutely beautiful. Apart from that, nothing else was good. The steak was overcooked and the gnocchi was tasteless. The waitress saw that we had one bit of the gnocchi and took it off the bill without us even saying anything. The carrot soup was mediocre. Wasn't expecting much, but with a history like French Laundry, at least expecting really good food. Oh, the fries were good.
03/07/2010Provided by Citysearch -
ate at Bouchon the other night. couldn't get a reservation, but walked in and sat on the patio. it was cold, but there are heaters. absolutely delicious mussels, steak frites & french onion soup. it warmed my soul on a chilly night. it annoys me that some people are expecting the world (reviews below) because it's a bistro...not the French Laundry. It is perfectly cooked French country food. love it. p.s. for those of you who bring corkage, you need to realize that the restaurant loses money on all of you. get over it and buy something.