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A mediocre lunch experience

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?



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Really Enjoy The Food!!

I enjoy their food here. I don't know if it's also the same chef cooking as the one in Top Chef this season, but at least I like the super fast way they get the food out to you, without feeling hurried. More accurately, I think I should say that the food comes out in successions, at the perfect timing.



Good food, good atmosphere

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 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.



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Left Bank in LA

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, outdoor seating and friendly service.

Jessica Lopez


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Overpriced and underwhelming

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 general 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.




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No what to order

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!

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.



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Very slow service......but hey nice people

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.



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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.
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 Paris. 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 )

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.
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.



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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 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.



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Always something wrong.

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.

Figaro has great potential and a great look but they need to take a lesson from great Parisian restaurants that know if 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.



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Wow! Great little find ...

So I?m going to see James Taylor @ The Greek. (He was good) But this little place was great. 3 dollar beers on the happy hour, awesome fries and mini burger, Cab or merlot, my friends and I got tipsy enjoying there outside seating and had a great pre concert blast at the fig. It has a really cool bar on the inside. Zinc I think the guy said. But yeah cool place would love to come back for the happy hour again. ; )



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OMG ! Beautiful !!!

So, some friends and I decide to go to this place Wednesday night. It was packed so we sat at the bar. OMG! It was beautiful!! Like something you see in the movies!! We sat down and Walter the bartender, who is great to talk to told us about there happy hour, which had escargot, crab cakes and other yummy stuff. So we got some of that and just sat there and relaxed. We had 2 or 3 nice glasses of cab. We also split the cheese platter, and a nice mango salad. But this place is so beautiful a part from the bar they have this candle lit dining room Ahhh?? so beautiful. And, the lady from Grey?s anatomy, I can?t remember her name, the catty one with the brown hair, She was there too. So all around experience; GREAT! Now if only I could find a date to take me there for dinner, Humm.. excuse me, bartender??



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I great little place : )

This place is a jewel. My wife and I found this place before going to a concert at the Greek theatre and just fell in love with it. It felt like Paris! We had a few happy hour items, the crab cakes, fries, then for dinner we both got the steak with the black peppercorn sauce. To quote my wife it was D ?lish. She?s so la, love you darling. Our servers name was Casey. And she was a darling, Genuine and sweet. She checked in on us and made us feel important. All in all my wife and I will come back with our friends and enjoy another great night at The Figaro.



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new ownership= bad customer service

This place is going way down hill since the new owners took over. I used to like coming here but my last few experiences have been really bad and I don't think I'll go back.



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Bad service, ok food

We ate here and had terrible service. Extremely poor service. Figaro?s Cafe is an interesting place. It looks sort of shabby on the outside but inside it has 2 rooms one sort funky and bohemian like and the other more like a bistro you?d find in Paris. The food is good but high priced.

Our waitress was truly terrible. When we asked what the specials were she pointed to a sign a couple of tables away where it was leaning on a chair and she said ?it?s over there you can go read it. At the end when we asked to see a desert tray she said we could go see what the deserts are by getting up and going to see what they had at the bakery. It took a busboy to bring us the desert tray.

We had the beef beef bourgninon which was served in a cute dish complete with the top. It had very little meat lots of thick fettuccine noodles, loaded with potatoes ad carrots. Not what we expected at all. Tasty but not enough meat. We had to add lots of salt to get that taste out of it too.



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barely edible ""food"", unbearable service

after the change in ownership, the ingredients are no longer organic, and the food is no longer prepared with any passion or care. Unfortunately the new owners are trying to profit as much as possible off the name the former owners spent years building. This is place is for the desperately hungry who don't care how much bad food costs.



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authentically french

this place was surprisingly like being at an actual paris cafe. it was a pleasant surprise to have the food and the ambience and the service be all pretty consistent. the portions are also small (like in paris) but the food and server recommendations were good. everything was really fresh tasting, and more importantly, authentic tasting. the decor is cute and very 'frenchie'- highly recommend this place!


Phone: (323) 662-1587

Address: 1802 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027


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Phone: (323) 662-2874

Phone: (323) 662-0278

Fax: (323) 662-2874

Payment method
visa, master card, all major credit cards, amex, diners club, discover
Price Range
Los Feliz, Central LA, Greater Griffith Park

Bistro Cafe

Figaro Cafe

Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, American, Cafeterias, European, Bakeries, Continental

Alcohol: Yes, Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

Good For Groups: Yes

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