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A Food Affair Restaurant
A Food Affair Restaurant
  • Address:
    1513 South Robertson Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90035
    Neighborhood:
    West Los Angeles
  • Cuisine:
    French American
    Price: $30 and under

A Food Affair Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.afoodaffair.com/
  • Email: info@afoodaffair.com
  • Phone: (310) 557-9795
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner
    Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French American, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Christian Royere
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: WE specialize in private events, corporate functions, wedding and more.We offer off-site catering.A food affair will custom design menu to make your event truly unique and memorable On-site catering available our restaurant has a lovely back patio who can accommodate about 60 guests.
  • Entertainment: Restaurant is available for corporate or private function during Lunch time

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cashio Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: off street parking for restaurant patrons for large group Valet parking available
A word from A Food Affair Restaurant
Long-time, highly regarded French caterers open new restaurant. Babette and Christian Royere, owners of the former “Babette’s Restaurant” in the Marina and “A Food Affair Catering” (est. 1997) are proud to announce the opening of “A Food Affair” restaurant. “A Food Affair” features French American cuisine in a charming, romantic atmosphere where patrons dine amidst a sophisticated mix of antique French furnishings and industrial lighting. Chef/Owner Christian Royere, a “go to” caterer for well-known figures in the entertainment industry (both behind and in front of the camera), is a master of creating French cuisine with an American “twist.” Bouillabaisse, beef bourguignon, moules frites are just a few of the mouth-watering delights done an innovative way. The Royeres’ support local substantial and organic practices whenever possible and the entire menu reflects their commitment to excellence. Babette and Christian look forward to welcoming you!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Had a wonderful experience here for a birthday dinner. Sat in the dining room, very cozy. Food and service were all around great."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The ambience was great, the food was tasty and the service was impeccable. With so many vegetarian options we were surprised to find free vegan dishes. The chef and owner Christian took time to visit every table and presented us no less than 15 ways he could alter dishes to make they vegan friendly. The food presentations we're unique and tasteful. My girl enjoyed the vegan linguine and I thought the lamb shank was delicious. Christian even came outside after we paid our server to thank us for coming and invited back again. He undoubted that he loves what he does and likes to see his customers happy!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The chef/owner came out to make sure everything was satisfactory. Clearly this is a place for return customers as they all seemed to know the customers by name. No corkage fee! (How civilized is that???)"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food is excellent and service is very personalized. Chef even visits with each table."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Food was 8/10. Consistency was throughout from appetizers through dessert. The fish I ordered was slightly overcooked, the owner chef went all the way to ensure I am not short changed by offering desserts on the house. I was impressed and will definitely return for both great food and service."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This "bijou" (gem) is small and cozy, with an ambience, service and food that transport you to a small French village. The patio in front is protected from the sidewalk and street. The rock walls inside add a rustic touch. And you're welcome to bring your own wine, with no corkage fee. A good place to become a regular."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Loved the mushroom torte, also shrimp. The boeuf bourgignon was authentic. No alcohol is a missed blessing, but there is a nice shop down the street with a nice wine selection if you didn't know like us and they have free corkage. Will definitely go again."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "What a great find, I didn't even know it was there. Small and cozy, we went on a Tuesday night and it wasn't crowded. Server was attentive but not hovering. Everything we ordered was good: arugula salad, crab cake, duck leg confit, beef bourgignon. The desserts sounded good, but we had no room left, maybe next time. And no corkage is great. As others mentioned, Christian came to the table to say hi and chat. Will definitely be back, especially when it's warmer and we can walk there."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I'm a repeat diner...never disappointed. I try to bring someone whose never been to A Food Affair so they can experience the most ultimate affair for themselves. I brought a friend who works at one of LA's best restaurants and he was very impressed with the quality of food, service, atmosphere, and the charm of the space. We both said if it was possible, we would eat here every night they are open. Thank you to the staff, Chef Christian for never letting me down when I bring someone new to your restaurant. Makes me look good when it's YOU who look good!!!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "A true neighborhood gem. Our friends live in the neighborhood and they drive by this place all the time. Never new it was a restaurant and thought it was simply a catering business. There is no corkage fee as the restaurant has no liquor license. I should clarify, no corkage if you buy a main course. (Hey! it costs money to wash glasses). The food was outstanding. Desserts are large enough to share and also excellent. We will definitely be back"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I loved the beef bourguignonne! This place has one fine chef in an unlikely stretch of Robertson Blvd, just south of Pico. Nice rustic French-country atmosphere. It ain't cheap, but the value is there. (No beer/wine license yet, so BYOB.)"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Fantastic hidden gem in Robertson pico area. Loved it! Thanks! I'll be back for sure"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Our experience was terrific. The staff was hospitable - warm and friendly. The menu had a decent range, well priced, and balanced. The food was wonderful and worthy of locations with finer addresses."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant! And the bathroom was clean. We sat on the patio and the heatlamps were plenty to keep us warm. I had the beef bourgignon and she had the crab cakes (entree). Both were fantastic! very rich, but so worth it. Prices were in the middle for food like that, so coming here doesn't break the bank. It's a BYOB place, so I'd recommend bringing your own bottle of wine."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Had dinner on Saturday, 2/22. We ate on the patio and foor and service were both excellent. In particular, we enjoyed the Moule Frites and Bouillbaisse de Marseille. The prices are very reasonable and the owners and staff are friendly and charming. But they might want to add a valet and wine list. Parking is difficult in the area and the lack of a wine list takes away from the character of the place (though they offer free corkage)."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Five Stars all the way around!! The food here is delicious! The service and atmosphere add to the experience in a way that feels very cozy, warm and inviting. We can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Lobster bisque was a pleasant surprise. But by far the winner was the mushroom tourte. If you order anything here make sure it's this. We left wanting more. Service was wonderful, not pretentious, just right, friendly, easy. With a hiccup or two on service but they made it right."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Everything we ordered was delicious and brilliantly prepared. Excellent dining experience. Chef Christian came out and introduced himself and ask how everything was. He is a charming man and his wife is the hostess. Next time I will dine on the back patio - I understand it is very charming. Ended the meal with the creme brulee - it was to die for!!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "This place has absolutely delicious food. They don't charge a corkage fee so its a great spot to bring your own bottle of fav vino and enjoy a wonderfully rich meal."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Very good food; ambience poor and mediocre service. Would not return"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We made reservations for A Food Affair for Valentines day based on positive reviews we found about it being romantic and having great food and free corkage. There was a set menu for the special occasion. We wound up getting engaged just before dinner that night and our waitress was very nice to take pictures and put a candle in our dessert. We both had the lobster bisque, I got the artichoke pasta and my fiancé had the filet. Everything was very tasty and rich. For desert I had the chocolate pot de creme and he had the apple tarte. Mine was almost too rich but a chocolate lover would be in heaven. His tarte was super yummy. Overall a great experience and now one we won't forget for many reasons. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A real charmer. Fantastic service. Loved the chef coming around and checking in with all of the patrons. A real find!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "My wife and I had a great time at a Food Affair, the food was delicious. I would recommend the Boeuf Bourguignon for any amateurs of typical French cuisine. Only improvement could come from the service, our waiter was way too fast. Great neighborhood gem if you are leaving in the area, we will come back."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The presentation of the food was excellent - very artistic. Service was also excellent. Food was good."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "This place provides wonderful service and we were greeted by several different people. The chef even came out to greet us and we really appreciated that. The staff are attentive and your glass of water is always full. Charming place that we would definitely come back to."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "This is my first time trying french cuisine. The meal was nothing exceptional for the 35 dine la price, I would even call it bland. The free corkage deal made it decent experience."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Foods not bad, just not impressive. It took ONE HOUR to get it and get it paid: first they brought us the wrong check. After we told the server we didnt order iced tea, it took him a while to come back and tell us it was the wrong check. OK.... had he brought us the right one right away, it wouldn't have been a big deal but it took more waiting to get the right one. Then, the check they brought was the initial handwritten one that was SUPER MESSY and hard to understand. Then they add 20% TIP (usually just very fancy places do that) because we were more than 6 but they do that AFTER TAX... um noooo...thats more than 20%!!! After we complained, they still overcharged each credit card. I guess they.couldn't divide right?"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Great little spot with extremely friendly staff - the chef came around twice to check in on our meal and thank us for coming - and a few romantic nooks to spend time with your sweetheart."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "For new year's eve, we ate a fab dinner here. Byob is always a plus. The steak was delicious. The ambience was perfect: small, intimate and not stuffy. Visiting from NYC, we will definitely come here again!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We lucked out with $35 prix fixe meals on L.A. 's Restaurant Week & then ordered an additional crab cake appetizer. I wouldn't pay $12.95 for one crabcake again, but we loved the green papaya salad that came with it. We also enjoyed a lettuce salad with goat cheese (a really excellent & creamy locally-sourced chèvre), pomegranate, pepitas, & mango. The slow-simmered sauce on the boeuf bourguignonne was seasoned with sage & bay and was complimented by carrots and very light parpardelle noodles. The final touch was a coconut cream with a tart lemony pineapple sauce. The portions were very generous. Service was excellent & both the owners (husband chef & wife) came by to say hello. There is no corkage fee until they get a wine license."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I didn't check would or would not recommend because while the food was very good, the service was spotty and seated near the door was a terrible experience. Perhaps the restaurant is a victim of it's own success - overcrowded and unaccommodating. We had a reservation and the only available table was by the door which either I or one of the staff had to continually keep closing whenever someone came in and out. It was very annoying. The waiter mixed up one of our orders and brought the wrong dish. They could have at least comped dessert or coffee. I suggest going on a week night when it is clearly more manageable. They have a lot to learn yet on how to run a busy restaurant. The saving grace - there is no liquor license, so no corkage fee."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "This is a small, warn restaurant with an ever changing menu. I go there for their duck and wonderful service. They do not have a liquor license, so bring your own bottle; they do not have a corkage fee."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Took my sister here because she lives in Marseille France and the chef is from Aix en Provence (where she actually went to school). True to heart french cooking with a little american twist and the food was really really good. The chef even came out to our table to talk with us which is a really nice touch :)"
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "The French inspired food is smart and we'll priced. My lamb was excellent and the duck ravioli was a great surprise. With a BYOB policy (ie no corkage), this place is a must."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Food was great, service was great. Gem of a restaurant. Our table had rib eye steak, bouillabaisse, and salmon. All excellent. Onion soup and fries were also excellent. The chef made the point of visiting us and others at the table. Wonderful overall experience."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We only had a total of 4 items on the menu 2 good, 1 very good, 1 excellent. Will need to come back and try more."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Birthday surprise turned out successfully. Service was awesome! Attention to detail, made us feel welcome, and the chef even came out and greeted us which was a plus. Food fantastic. Very good experience for a first timer here. Highly recommend and will be back."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Excellent bistro fare. Friendly bistro atmosphere and service. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Awesome bouillabaisse. Small room with nice decor. Down to earth. We arrived a little early for our reservation and were seated right away. No problem. Chef came by and checked on us a couple of times. Waiter was very attentive. The rest of the staff was too. Food was very very good. Only problem is with the parking. We parked on the street within a block on Robertson and were followed by two unsavory looking characters who had been hanging out at a bus bench. A bit unnerving in the evening after a such a pleasant meal. Made it to the car in time, but... Oh yeah, no corkage fee. Very nice. Hope their liquor license never arrives!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Service was delightful and friendly, and the food lived up to all expectations. Entrees are a bit pricey for a go-all-the-time restaurant, with the price point on most dishes being $25.00-$29.00 (some pastas and such were $22.00) but the food quality was excellent. Bring your own wine for a no-fee corkage and it makes a lovely occasion with even greater savings."
    Dined on 12/20/2013