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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/
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "The duck did not have much flavor, the burrata/macaron salad was slightly too sweet, flavors did not work well together, the creme brulee was decent."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Our dinner at a food affair was a great experience for me and my friend to hangout and to taste some good french food. While the main course wasn't that dazzling, the desserts were fantastic."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Love the new items on the DineLA menu!! We will be back ASAP!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Visited this resturant for Dine LA. My boyfriend and I selected the Duck Confit for our entrees. Delicious!!!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Excellent service, top notch cooking and beautiful venue. Christian and Babbette make the experience enjoyable and memorable. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a romantic dinner location with great food."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Love this place, is so romantic and the food is great. We even got to meet the chef. I had a lemon mousse cake, I got to say I was never a big fan of lemon dessert, but this lemon cake made me change my mind about lemon."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "So glad to find this place from dineLA! Everything from the service to the food was wonderful. The chef even came out to greet the diners, which is top notch in my book. I would come again after restaurant week and highly recommend! Also note: it's BYOB with no corkage fee, but $2 per glass change. They let you know that there is a mini-mart about two blocks away, but I suggest you have something ahead of time. It's worth it!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Dined during DineLA and had a great time! BYOB is a nice option and perfect for a group dinner bc everyone can bring their fav bottle and share with the table. Very cost effective ;) for date nights too! The food was very hearty and flavorful but light! My fav appetizer was the macaroon and burrata and the beef Bourguignon is a must try!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Pleasantly surprised. Went for Dine LA. Every course was fresh and perfectly prepared. Bring your own wine, free corkage. But the ice tea was very refreshing. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We came for the dineLA program and BYOB, and was the first couple there at 6:00. By the time we left around 8:15, the place was jumping and packed. Service was attentive. The server explained the several dishes which were in French. Parking is on-street and traffic was heavy at the time we arrived. We would return to sample their regular menu. Their BYOB policy is great."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Love our local French bistro. Food is always great and love the neighborhood feel."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "This has quickly become my husband's and my favorite place to eat. The food is always excellent, and the service is top notch. It should be more expensive than it is. One of our favorite things is you can bring in your own wine without a corkage fee. They don't have a liquor license yet. They always have fresh ingredients, and I have zero problem ordering gluten free there. The chef owner has come out to everyone's tables every time we've been there, which is a very nice touch. Personal attention is a lost art in LA."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The food was very good. The waiter was efficient, and the service was very good. The patio is very lovely but unfortunately sits on a busy street so there is some traffic noise. The chef came out to meet us and say hello, which was great. We could see how much the restaurant means to him and how hard he works to prepare delicious food and give good service. It's great to see someone who really cares about his customers."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Their mushroom torte was a delicious appetizer but not all of their appetizers were amazing like the duck or asparagus. I liked the free cork fee and their desserts were delicious. The main courses were pricey but good."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This place was extremely busy, which was understandable for a fourth of July weekend. The food was amazing, the service was a bit slow and the crowd was BUSY and LOUD. overall it was a great experience, for as expensive as it was I would have expected at least better service, and maybe cleaner tables.. but overall I enjoyed it."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Best little French restaurant I've been to in LA...Rich food presented like a work of art. Pleasant staff and attentive chef/owner who came out to greet you. Will come back..."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I don't think i could say enough about this restaurant. I came for my birthday dinner and the restaurant owners graciously gave us a huge table on the back patio to accommodate all 20 of us. If feels like you've come to your aunts house to have dinner with family. I was greeted by the owner Babette who welcomed me in and the head chef came out to personally to give us recommendations on the food. All the staff was incredibly attentive and nice. The food was DELICIOUS and words don't describe the desserts. If you want a low key evening with good friends this is the place to have it. Quality food, superb service, lovely atmosphere, i just might come here every year for my birthday. Thanks to all the staff for making it a fabulous evening."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This place is romantic, quaint, and delicious! The food was SO good and was served in reasonable portions, but my only negative is that it is a bit pricey. The service is amazing though--they really go out of their way to make sure you have what you need. If you are willing to splurge every once in a while, this is the place to do so at. Perfect dining experience."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "From all of the great reviews I had read, I was really expecting to be blown away. Unfortunately, that was not the case. Since it was a Thursday evening, the back patio was not open. The inside seating area was very warm, so we sat on the front patio. The floor is uneven which cause the tables to be the same and our wine bottle kept sliding across the table. Server was nice and accomodating. I had the rib eye, which was not a very good quality. Tough and fatty. Husband got the beef bourg. which was fairly small and he thought pretty flavorless. Chef came out to check on our food which was a nice touch. Wish we would have enjoyed the food more. Maybe it was an off night but I don't think I will return."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This is my 3rd time in 4 months and it's wonderful every single time. Everything is so good, service is always impeccable. A true neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I came to this place for my birthday. I am not a really foodie person but every all i think the quality of the food is good but the reason for 3 stars is my main dish . My boyfriend had rib eye stake and i had their (supposedly special dish) beef Bourgeion... it was disappointing. Because our waiter told us that this is their special that we cannot eat at many places so I decided to try instead of other main dish. It is not bad but wasnt that great either. I am really not a picky person but I like having food without putting salt added later. I had to put salt because there wasnt much flavor. However their escargot was super delicious. its sauce was perfect! I will give another try and get something other than Beef Bourgeion."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I was very pleasantly surprised by this small but quaint establishment. We weren't expecting anything amazing, but had found this place on Yelp and Opentable as having decent ratings for French cuisine. It was for my birthday celebration and the staff repeatedly came by to wish me a happy birthday. The chef Christian also came by to see how we were enjoying our meal and was gracious enough to share his recipe for the mushroom tourte with us. This place is special because it does not go crazy with complex flavors and allows you to really appreciate the natural flavors of the food and ingredients. There is also a really nice back patio that you can use for special events if interested."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This was our forth or fifth time at Food Affair. Each time we have come with a different friend, enjoying introducing them to this wonderful restaurant and it never disappoints. I am not "a foodie," yet one of our friends noted that I made an "ummm" sound with virtually every bite. A great place to have a delightful meal, and adding to the enjoyment is the fact that the owners really show appreciation for your being there."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The restaurant is cozy and the staff is professional and friendly. I've enjoyed everything I've tried on and off the menu - lamb shank, rib eye, chicken, brussel sprouts, snapper, sweet potato gnocchi, fries, chocolate mousse. My absolute favorite thing about A Food Affair is that the chef makes an effort to visit each table and greet the patrons. This is the perfect dining experience. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Had a very good meal here the other night. It seemed more crowded but that didn't keep our waiter from providing snappy service. We were served in a most timely manner and everything was cooked to delishousness!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I enjoyed an absolutely delicious Saturday night dinner with friends and cannot say when I enjoyed such a fabulous meal at such reasonable prices! The restaurant was quiet so that our group could speak without straining to hear one another as is the case with so many other LA restaurants. The only drawback was that it was an overly warm restaurant both inside and on the patio despite a cool evening. If they air circulation could be improved that would make is an excellent place to dine. I highly recommend the restaurant to the LA crowd if you want a spectacular dinner at great prices without having to shout at one another to be heard! Make sure you dress lightly because of the overly warm restaurant or prepare to fan yourself to keep cool!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Food Affair is one of my favorite spots. I had the scallop quinoa special (yummy). The appetizers like the mushroom torte and the grilled romain were fabulous as well. The owners are always friendly and welcoming. I will be back soon. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I selected this restaurant because of the great reviews and the fact my wife and I enjoy French cuisine. It was an anniversary celebration which I told them upon making a reservation, upon arrival, and again with the server. First and foremost, the food lacked flavor. Sad to say, I had to add salt and pepper to the chicken as well as beef bourguignon. I have never had such tasteless food. They made no mention of our anniversary not even wished us a Happy Anniversary. We didn't want to take a chance on dessert since our food was such a big disappointment and chose to go to another restaurant. I would not recommend this restaurant for food or catering. There are many other better choices! "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "A very nice return visit. Picked up a family friend's son from LAX, and decided to try a restaurant that was close. Surprisingly busy for a weekday! Best starter was cauliflower rainbow, onion soup was a disappointment (especially for a French restaurant!). Best main was my bouillabaisse, next was a tie between ribeye steak and the duck leg confit - both got thumbs up. Parking could be easier - had to find a spot 3 blocks away."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "It's in our neighborhood, the duck is great and so is the service."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We went there for Mother's day and they had a Price Fix Menu. Appetizer, Main Dish, and Dessert. The Lamb was tasty and very tender as it fell off the bone. Flavors just melt in your mouth with the peppers, egg plant, and spices. The crab cake was very good too with the delicious sauce. Two desserts worth mentioning with the Meyer Lemon cake and Chocolate Mousse. Both very rich and yummy. Don't forget the Guava Juice or Meyer Lemonade drinks."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My husband, son and I enjoyed three delicious courses here and felt very well-taken care of. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Good French food, free corkage fee. We were greeted by the chef multiple times while dining - a nice touch! Wine glass provided for each individual who orders a complete entree. Although the food, ambience, and menu selection was good, there was nothing crazy-notable about the restaurant that we'd come back for. If you're in the area, I'd highly recommend coming for appetizers which we thought were much tastier and unique than the entrees. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We love this place! Everything about it is phenomenal! Can't say enough about how wonderful it is!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Found this on open table and took my 90 year old grandmother. The chef came out to meet us and we learned he and his wife are the owners. Wait staff equally friendly and food was amazing. You can byob which we did not know, but that makes it even more mom/pop feel. Can't wait to go back with friends."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Tried this restaurant for the first time based on Opentable food ratings and was not disappointed. The owner is the chef and came out to see how we liked his food and told us about how the beef bourguignon was a mixture of his mother's recipe, traditional approaches, and his own flair. Bouillabaisse was nicely flavored with a good mixture of shellfish and fish. Pot de creme was chocolate incarnate and the creme brulee was a flavorful classic. We are pretty picky about food and all of us enjoyed the entire meal. BYO. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Very friendly. Christian and his wife Babbette are super nice and accommodating. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "You bring your own wine, beer and/or champagne, but there's no charge for opening or serving so it can decrease the cost of the bill instantly. All of the food is delicious - we had a table of 12 and ordered just about everything!! The chef came out to greet us as well. Beautiful catering turned business. Must visit!"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "We were celebrating birthdays for two friends and this gem of a restaurant worked out fabulously! Each dish prepared by the chef was spectacular and the free two bottle corkage really helped to set the tone for a wonderful evening! Lovely place! I'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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