Our waitress was inexperienced and forgetful. We had to keep asking for our food -- not something I'm used to doing when I'm paying sixty five dollars for lunch. Both my friend and I were underwhelmed by the soup du jour (tomato basil which was lumpy and lukewarm) as well as our salad entrees. I've heard Figaro was a wonderful Los Feliz restaurant. What happened?
When you drive by Figaro Cafe in Los Feliz, you might think it's full of pretentious hipsters/poseurs and that's it's so busy you wouldn't find a table.
While it is busy and there are some douches there, it's a great place where you can find a table pretty quickly most times. The French food is good without being over-pricey and the atmosphere is really laid-back.
Families, couples, single people, young and older alike -- these are the eclectic mix of people who dine there. You...view more can dress up, get trendy or just walk in wearing jeans and t-shirt and not feel out of place.
I had a phenomenal Eggs Florentine with potatoes, salad and bread, and I can't recommend this place highly enough for a casual meal with friends or date.view less
Stumbled upon this french cafe/bistro while driving back from Griffith Observatory. It feels like walking into a real Parisian cafe, with oversized vintage mirrors, chandeliers, rattan cafe chairs, and an assortment of baked goods. There is a great happy hour with crab cakes and fries and house wine (the latter being a bit awful). The dinner menu has a good mix of vegetarian, meat and poisson- I had the peppercorn ahi, which was divine. Definitely go for the authentic atmosphere, outdo...view moreor seating and friendly service.view less
I've been here several times over the last few years, and the last 2 times I've been were less than moving.
For one, the dish we had always been told was vegan- the layered mashed potato dish, we came to find out was not after eating it for the past few years. The only vegan dish they have on the menu is a bland tofu and couscous dish, which is only ok after adding the spicy sauce to it, and no where near worth the $18 they want for it.
Overpriced and underwhelming is my genera...view morel sentiment about this place.
I mean it's fun to come and gawk at Katherine Heigl and that dude from 24, and the decor is super cute and quaint but I'm writing this review to remind myself to not allow myself to be seduced once more by the patina of delicious specialness that this place has.
OH NON! YOU VILL NOT HAVE MY MONEE AGAIN!!view less
I'm a big foodie and love a great flavorful steak. Well, let me tell you! I walked into this place on a whim. And I fell in love shortly after! \r \r Go and order the cheese fondue....killer, and the $60 porterhouse steak. It's meant to be shared and it's amazing. Lots of flavor and these guys do a perfect medium rare. Frites are yummy too! Order these items and you will be in food bliss! Yum.
Place looks a little worn but nice. Its the service that truly is bad. Takes forever to get your waiter over and even to get your coffee. Don't believe me? Try it any morning. Food is ok but over price for what you get. Salad is in a big store bought bag they pour the dressing into and shake. Some love the look but you will be waiting awhile.
Beauty thats charming, and cheep ! ( but in a good way ! )
This palce is the best secret in hollywood. The menu is full of the hearty french dished that have prevailed through gererations.With big, well presented, specials. You are sure to get your fill. The dining room is a candle light opera with a charming, bohemia feel. with the seats more like couches you could stay here all night.\r The Bar area is a wonder of french style. You well be taken back buy the original light fixtures, huge wall meriors, and zinc top bar. All shipped from Pari...view mores. It?s so beautiful that it has attracted such Hollywood greats as Penelope Cruz, and Madonna for photo shoots. ( Their is also outside seating if you smoke )\r \r They offer a cheep happy hour from 5 to 7 everyday. You could easily get your fill for less than ten dollar with their mini martini's, and escargot. The bartender Wally is rather charismatic and likes his Jazz so be sure to say hello. \r All in all this is just a cute little place, with a lot a charm. The service is wonderful, you can even brush up on your french with half the staff speaking it. I would take a date here, or just go and hang out with a bottle of champagne.view less
This restaurant is so cute and has so much character. LA needs more places like this. It's great for lunch or dinner. The first time I went with my bf for a date night. He had the special which was lamb with couscous and it was amazing! I had a salmon salad and it was equally delicious. High quality and so much flavor. The second time I went was with some friend for lunch and we had a great time. I was craving something sweet so I asked for the dessert menu and the lady came back...view more with a platter with all their desserts. I chose the fruit tart and it looked so perfect that I didn't want to eat it....but I did. It took me like 5 seconds to inhale it. So good.view less
I want to love this place. I really do. For a few years I went over and over again because there were so many great things but everytime there was something that just made the experience regretable. Even when the food is really good, the service is terrible and then the prices are just too high for what the place is. It just never adds up so I finally gave up. \r \r Figaro has great potential and a great look but they need to take a lesson from great Parisian restaurants that know i...view moref you look like a great bistro just be a great bistro but you can't price like you're Le Cirque and serve like your Denny's. Just make up your mind about what you are and I'll know when it's appropriate to come next time. Right now it's outrageously priced for casual and way too crappy for a nice dinner.view less