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Primary Phone: (323) 782-1160
Phone: (323) 782-1160
Fax: (323) 782-1160
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- West Hollywood, Central LA
- French Restaurants, Bar & Grills, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
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Cuisines: French, European, Continental
STAY AWAY AT ALL COSTS!!!! I'm not joking. Our friend told us that they had gone down hill recently but I went anyway. boy what a mistake. My date got so violently ill that she was bed stricken for 3 days. I called to tell the manager this and she told me ""well what would you like me to do about it"" and then she said something I can't believe, she said, ""if we compensated everyone who called claiming food poisoning we wouldn't be doing very well would we"". WTF! Can you believe some...view moreone said this? So all I can say is beware, this is not about food this is about your health.view lessProvided by Citysearch
Yummie is not a professional term, but it sure fits the bill with this place.
Apps were onion soup (Of course) frisee salad with poached egg, and roast beet salad. The soup was prepared very nicely. No one flavor overshadowed another, which is comforting, since balanced seasoning is an art form.
The roast beet and goat cheese was OK. I have had better to be honest. The beets, although not tasteless, could have used a little more seasoning, since it is in and of itself a boring it...view moreem. There was a nice raspberry vinaigrette to it, but something was still missing. Perhaps the cheese could have been a stronger type, not sure on that one. The soup was spot on. As I said above, there was no one flavor that outperformed another. The cheese was perfectly melted, with just that hint of crunchiness that one comes to love about this dish. As for the frisee salad... it's frisee salad ;) Bah bah bah.
So main courses were: Steak Frites (Hanger Steak, not Rib eye), Braised Veal Short Ribs, Coq Au Vin, and Chicken Breast Diable.
The steak was ordered mid well, which in and of itself is sacrilege! That said, this cut of meat is so tender and nice that it held up to Dante's inferno. I will say this though. The steak was not mid well, it was more like a medium. I di not say anything, because I would have done the same in my kitchen. Personally, anything over mid rare might as well stay home. Steak came with a lovely pile, and I mean pile of fries, which were just perfect and came with a great garlicky mayo dipping sauce. The table actually ordered another pile-o-fries, which was dispatched quickly.
The Coq Au Vin was very nicely cooked, and had a lovely sauce to it that did not still have the hint of wine to it... THANK YOU! Although, I must say that when you cook chicken long enough it does kind of get a bit stringy. I don't really like that texture, but as I said, it was cooked very nicely. You can tell that the chefs there know what they are doing.
The Chicken Diable was probably the most aggressively seasoned item we ate all night, which was refreshing to me since most French cuisine is not about the seasoning, rather the balance of flavor, which is OK, but sometimes you want a little kick. The dish came with fingerling potatoes and was very nice. It came with a really great mustard, which reminded me of the mustard they use over at Osteria Mozza on the braised leeks, which I love.
Finally, the veal (Can you tell I saved the best for last?) - It was Tuesday as I had said, and the order of the day was braised veal short ribs. Now let me tell you something... it was divine! Perfectly cooked, perfectly seasoned, with not a want for anything. The meat was falling off the bone. Had a rich hearty flavor that made you want more, and sat on a bed of the most perfectly cooked white beans that were the perfect match to this wonderfully rustic dish. I enjoyed every last bite of this dish and would go on a Tuesday again, just to have that item once more.
Final dishes of the night were the chocolate pot de crview less
A friend and I went for a last minute dinner and sat at the bar. When we arrived we were literally the only people there, however, the cheese plate still took over 20 minutes to come out. It also took us 3 tries and 20 minutes to get the bill. However, the food and ambiance more than made up for that. Get the Comme Ca burger, you won't regret it. Warning though, it's huge and so tasty that you will finish it regardless of size. Every dish we had was amazing and we left there so full it...view more hurt to stand, but it was oh so worth it.view lessProvided by Citysearch
Here’s the hidden deal at Comme Ca: It’s kid-friendly. Not in a “Suspenders and flair wearing happy waitron” sort of way, but rather in something you don’t see at upscale bistros in WeHo too often: They just like kids and are willing to join in on the fun when silverware substitutes for drum sticks and half your little one’s meal ends up on the floor. Just go early and pick a table in the cozy room to the rear. Weekend brunch is an especially good option on the earlier side. Hey, it’s...view more not exactly cheap, but the bread basket is to die for and the eggs are always cooked on the perfect side.view lessProvided by Citysearch
Full caveat- people I know and trust love Comme Ca, but my experience was far from fabulous. The ambiance and service were first rate. Our waitress was attentive and apologetic when some of the food came out cold. It is loud, but this can be a pro or con depending upon your mood. Loud has the potential to be rip roaring fun or romantic or a pain if you have more than 3 people dining with you.
The food was the real disappointment- my salmon tartar tasted like tuna fish salad and my s...view morecallops managed to be both bland and spicy at once and primarily tasted like peppered white fish. My mother-in-law's halibut was also bland and cold. My in-laws did love their Roasted Beef Marrow And Oxtail Jam and the creamless creamed corn special side was one of the best I ever tasted.
All in all, a big disappointment though. I loved Sona and expected at least one of my two courses to inspire...view less
I've been to Comme Ca a three times now and have to say that I think the food is quite good. I've ordered difference dishes each time and find the menu and true to a french bistrot (albeit a pricey one). The escargots are garlicky and excellent. The duck confit, which I noticed was not on the menu when I went recently, was well seasoned and nicely prepared - mixed with spaetzle. The halibut with pea shoots I ordered last time was excellent. The only mediocre dish was my husband's ...view moresteak frites - the fries were very mediocre (needed more salt) - and the peppercorn sauce that came on the side was actually inedible. Other than that, the food is great. Be warned that because of the high ceilings and lack of carpeting or drapes, it is extremely loud in here. Don't expect an intimate conversation...view lessProvided by Citysearch
My fiance and I went in last minute on a Saturday night and we had the best experience. It all starts with the great drinks at the bar while waiting for your table. We got seated actually very close to the people next to us and ended up just joining tables for an impromptu double date!\r
Barrett is exceptional!!!! His service, attitude, and recommendations were all spot on and he truly made this dining night an experience to always remember.\r
The food was great, but honestly Barr...view moreett's service was the winner of the night. \r
Go and let the fanciful cocktails delight you into an evening of fun and fulfillment!view less