Our visit to Cafe Beaujolais was by happenstance - my wife and I were on our way from Pasadena to Santa Monica for a xmas party, but wound up stuck on the Glendale 5S for over 30 minutes before deciding to abort the westside foray. On our way back through Eagle Rock on local streets, we decided to salvage the night out by swinging by a french bistro I've heard a few times but never had a reason to stop by at until now! The best about Cafe Beaujolais is the atmosphere - it's as authentic as one can get. It's in a bit gritty neighborhood, walk-ins only, and the dark interior is plastered with '20s french movie posters and blaring Forget Paris soundtrack ;-). And all the waiters speak French. OK food - it's good. We got the duck pate (congealed innards is always fabulous), rainbow trout (awesome sauce) and steak fritte (this was a bit of a letdown - authentic, but a bit disappointing on the quality of meat). And for dessert, of course: creme brule. The service was friendly and well coordinated, and overall the experience was tres bien!
I went here on a Wednesday night, and we came before the rush. A surprisingly busy restaurant for a weekday, but it could be that families were enjoying holiday dinners too. They brought out french baguette pieces for us to eat while we wait for our food. The bread seemed a little stale. My fiance and I shared a french onion soup to start with. It was a bit too vinegary and tangy for my taste. Usually, french onion soup has more beef broth flavor. The cheese melted on top was also mediocre. For my entree I had the Steak Maitre d' and my fiance had the filet mignon. My dish was good, but I don't think it was worht the price. The steak seems a little lacking in flavor. French fries were fine. The filet mignon dish was good. We ended with a creme brulee that was very tasty! Parking is scarce - try the street or the neighborhoods around the block.
I know it's a classic in Los Feliz, I know it's popular and everyone goes at least once. But after going once, I don't really understand what the hype is. Other than the fact it's called "house of pies" and it has an old school cafeteria feel to it, it doesn't stick out to me. The old cafeteria feel is not a plus. Now, I haven't tried every single thing on the menu, but i have tried a pie. The pie was too expensive for its slightly-above-grocery-store-quality taste. The service was good and everything was alright but why is it when restaurants are always full, they seem to care not to put any of that money back into rejuvination. I can spend just as much somewhere else to get a pie that is spectacular, made fresh, and in a bright and happy space.
I am here to recommend fred 62's breakfast burrito - with chorizo that is slightly different and better than other chorizo I've tasted - and believe me, I've had my fair share. Now, chorizo is kindof nasty and very unhealthy, but on a random occasion, like a hangover on a sunday morning, I weight my options "should i get a breakfast burrito, should i not?" Now, certainly not everything they make is heart-attack ready. THey have several healthier options. Have I tried them? I have tried the eggs fredstone once - and it was great (and I think that counts). They also have a cool diner atmosphere and outside tables, and service is good for being as crowded as it usually is. Support local businesses!
If a restaurant was frozen in time from Happy Days, you get an idea of what this place looks and feels like. Everything could be considered an antique from the stools to the toilet. which fooled me when I walked into the bathroom. The long lines had me wondering how good the food was but I was slightly disappointed. The burgers were good with cheese, i've never heard of and the snow cone cups were interesting. The pies were great though and the old school register didn't resemble anything in this decade. All in all. it was a great experience but somehow the food fell short. When I go there, I usually park at the mall without problems because parking is really bad especially at night.
Just realized I haven't been to Elf Cafe in about a year, which is a shame, because it may be the best vegetarian food I've every eaten (and after 10+ years being veggie I've had a lot). The staff are very friendly and the service is great - they have often brought us little extras from the kitchen just because... The reason it's not 5 stars is that the place is way too small, which means a long wait for a table and, if it's full, sometimes a long wait for food. So, don't show up hungry. You will be by the time you get anything to eat. I have just read that they now take reservations, so will be trying that when I go there for my birthday.
Suelo ir los domingos por la manana a la panederia el pan es muy delicioso. Trato amable de la cajera hacia los clientes,exelente pero hoy presencie algo que realmente de indignó.La manager del lugar le habló muy feo a la cajera frente a todos los que estabamos comprando. No es la primera vez que veo este tipo de en este lugar. No cabe duda que entre nosotros los latinos en vez de apoyarnos, entre nosotros nos humillamos. Me da tristeza al ver situaciones asi. Por favor a la persona dueño/a del restaurante/panamderia ponga atención en esta situación al igual que yo muchas personas nos fijamos en este tipo de incidentes.
These are the best tamales! Moist, delicious. I am 52 years old, and I can remember when we were kids my mom telling my dad, " only get the tamales from La Mascota"! My mom is a great cook; she always would tell us she knows how to make tamales from scratch. But when we would ask her to make some, she would say, "we'll just buy them from La Mascota". They are that good. When our relatives come from Mexico, they feast on tamales from La Moscota. Be warned; during the Holidays get there early. I get there at 5:30 AM and have to wait in line. Get there after 4 PM and you may find that they have sold out.
I have tried the most well known famous cupcake "joints" in town and they are just filled with a sack of C&H sugar with food coloring. This bakery takes the time to make their cupcakes in small batches with lots of love. My favorite is the red velet! They are worth the drive and parking has never been a problem for me. I will drive around until a spot opens up because these are the only cupcakes I ever want to eat or give away as a gift. They are simple, fresh and beautifully presented. I always feel great after having one of their cupcakes and it always brightens my day or night!!!
The food here is always good, but I really come for the milkshakes. The black eye, the black and white, the nut 'n' honey... sooooo good and huge. They are a meal in themselves. When I'm feeling like I want to be a little healthier, I settle for the chai latte and one of the 101's amazing salads. The ambience of The 101 is just right - it's a casual diner where anyone can go, but you will always see people in The Biz (or wannabes with scripts) hanging around. Don't be surprised if you also bump into one of your favorite TV actors or the guitarist from the latest hot band.