5907 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
La Poubelle Bistro & Bar
La Poubelle Restaurant & Bar
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Family: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: Fine Dining, Mediterranean, Family Style, French, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, European, Seafood, Continental, Bar & Grills
Alcohol: Yes, Full Bar, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
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French bistro vibe...a great alternative to Cafe Figaro on Vermont, and similar, possibly even more extensive menu. They have good deals at happy hour. I enjoyed their truffle mac n cheese and sliders.
02/02/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I love the location of this place, right in Franklin Village (a cute little town bridging Hollywood and Silverlake) and the atmosphere and seating both inside and outside the restaurant. This use to be one of my favorite places to grab dinner but I have to say, within the past year I have 3 bad meals in a row. It seems the menu had become unhealthier and their once fresh and healthy fish and veggies now seems to be drenched in oil. While my mother was in town she ordered fish there that wasn't fully cooked. It's a shame because I have always loved La Poubelle but I think they need to revamp!
08/08/2009Provided by Citysearch -
This restaurant is located in my neighborhood so I have given the place a few goes. what utter badness, the service sucked with servers who don't serve and you have to wait for at least 20 minutes to get a drink The servers are negative and very grumpy and when they add service to your bill, you have to wonder why!!!. The food tastes good but everything else was rubbish. What a shame....
05/07/2009Provided by Citysearch -
We now live in Franklin Village. We walk the dogs by La Poubelle daily, and tried it on a late night when we first moved to the neighborhood. That night the service was courteous and fast, the food was delicious (my wife and I like over seasoning, especially garlic…you will get that here). We ordered a martini (gin-dirty and wet at $11.00 for well gin) and a beer (house $3.00 very good). The bartender got the beer right, but the martini was TERRIBLE…small and had to be “fixed”…for $11.00, we expected it to be perfect the first time.
This is a place that you want to be good. It has a “very French” look to it. Lots of people wearing odd outfits draped over the bar, with that look of non-commitment about them…like they are not actually there. Is like a stage play for a French place. So it is very cool.
Some friends came up from San Juan Capistrano (were downtown buying diamonds…recession?).
This night was the same only amplified.
The barman this night was worse then the first. Rude, but not in the condescending (Parisian) French way (you idiots know nothing!). No, this was different…once again like a stage play for a rude bartender. Irritating to the point of being comical, in a Seinfeld-The Office-Twilight Zone way that is hard to put into words.
No house beer tonight… so a Guinness is $7.00. A call vodka and soda and a (very small) lemon drop martini (with salt. not sugar on the rim) came to $23.00! The bartender was definitely put out when we asked him to re-make it. My wife had a glass of the Cote-de-Rhone…it was good, but not worth $12.00….$8.00, sure.
Lesson # 1…Only drink at happy hour if at all.
Getting a table was a negotiation, but once we finally got one…and fries (really tasty, garlicky-thin Pomme Frites…everyone loved them) came quickly, so as to keep me from throwing glasses at the bartender…I could only guess.
At this point we were there for about an hour.
When the food finally came…it was AMAZING and we all were very happy with it. The server apologized for the barman, and for the general disarray of the place…she was an island in a sea of incompetence.
After reading a few of the honest appraisals of this restaurant, it is amazing that it is still in business. Given the quality that is available elsewhere.
We will go back…because the food IS really worth the headache you get with the rest of it. Oddly, we like the place, in a food fight sort of way.
This place is possibly the snottiest restaurant in all of Los Angeles. What's most ridiculous about their snobbery is that La Poubelle lacks the food to back it up. At best, their cuisine is mediocre and even then, the service you have to endure isn't worth the average meal you eventually get. Waste of my time and my money.
Went in for dinner a couple of nights ago with the friends and had a great dinner. It was nice and warm inside when it was really cold outside. I would definitely recommend this for dinner or to meet at the bar for business or pleasure. Great wine list!
I have been dining at this casual, neighborhood bistro for about 5 years, and have always had an enjoyable experience. The staff is friendly and well informed, and the crepes are great. Very nice small wine list - I suggest the Cote du Rhone, personal favorite.
Early evening - from 5 to about 9, the restaurant and bar is great for a quiet & romantic pre-movie & date night spot. Usually after 9 (especially on weekends) the place is bustling with neighborhood locals, celebrities and people like myself that enjoy the company of a fun crowd.
The brunch is really good and very well priced - try the breakfast crepe & the maroc eggs - Cheers, Sam
01/07/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I came on here to write a less-than glowing review about La Poubelle and find it VERY interesting that the last four FABULOUS reviews all sound like they came from the same writer (all have the exact same Pros and Cons) and were posted on the exact same day. In fact, if you look at most of the 5 star reviews, they all seem to have a lot of similarities. No doubt these are from employees of the restaurant or the owner as anyone who visits will realize that the service is shameful. Who else would write such gems as: ""The owners are friendly, caring and just lovely considerate people that take great pride in servicing and cooking for the community."" or ""You could just see that the staff and the owners take great pride in servicing the clientele. It was really nice to see a restaurant in Hollywood where the people actually care about serving great food and wonderful, warm ambiance.""
I encourage people interested in this restaurant to stop, take pause, and read the dozens of REAL reviews about the atrocious service that this restaurant seems notorious for. Why would someone need to make fake postings otherwise? I won't even go into my dining experience as I think this speaks for itself.