A Food Affair Restaurant
1513 South Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035Neighborhood:
West Los Angeles
French AmericanPrice: $30 and under
A Food Affair Restaurant
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.afoodaffair.com/
- Phone: 3105579795
- Hours of Operation:
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
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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A Food Affair Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since June 27, 2014
- Ambiance4.2Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (62)fit for foodies (54)romantic (42)special occasion (33)great for outdoor dining (17)good for groups (11)late-night find (5)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (3)notable wine list (1)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
- Small, Intimate, UniqueLAFoodsDined on 10/18/2014A Food Affair has a busy, energetic vibe in a small space. It has a rustic, small European dining experience feel. Each dish has classic style with some modifications to make them different and stand out. The service was good. Something to note is it's BYOB so if you're interested in some wine or beer with dinner, be prepared.Special Features:
- FantasticSqueegeelaVIPDined on 10/18/2014What a charming and quaint restaurant. Food was outstanding as well as the service. Sat inside and it was quaint. Owners came over to make sure everything was OK. It was worth every penny!!! Waiter was gracious as was everyone there.Special Features:
- Great local spotimalwayshungryDined on 10/11/2014We have eaten here four time and the quality is very consistent. The owners are friendly and the food is great. Casual feel with very good food.Special Features:
- BYOBitsaloniDined on 10/10/2014BYOB without a corkage fee is a great feature they have. The service is phenomenal, especially how the chef stops at tables to meet his guests. The majority of the food didn't meet my French cuisine expectations but I would highly recommend the mushroom tourte appetizer, the snapper special, and the phenomenal Creme brûlée.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- JuliusDined on 10/2/2014Food is very tasty and prepared in French bistrot style. We tried the appetizers, and they were quite good. No wine license but free corkage for BYO.Special Features:
- Love this little gem of a place!bringme2ndsDined on 9/28/2014Great neighborhood find! A Food Affair has many classic French dishes, and some new takes as well. Don't miss out on the duck confit. BYOB without corkage fee makes a quiet evening out (if you're sitting indoors) or a private party (on the back patio) even more enjoyable. We'll go back again and again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- TTTTVIPDined on 9/24/2014The food was just okay for the price. The escargot, mussels and salmon were a bit bland
- A Hidden GemAtrainDined on 9/19/2014A Food Affair is one of those hidden gems that leaves you perfectly contented and hoping that not too many people find out about it. The interior is a rustic old world setting which prepares you for the superbly prepared dishes. The three of us started with the eggplant bruschetta which was absolutely delicious, followed by the grilled romaine salad, which was a little tough to cut, but very tasty. My companions had the scallops which were done just right, and I had the stewed lamb shank....scrumptious! We saved a little room for dessert which was a lemon mousse cake. Needless to say, A Food Affair is an affair to remember!Special Features:
- Favorite intimate dining spotLisaDined on 9/19/2014This restaurant is fabulous. Chef is excellent, sweet, and makes a point to greet you personally. I go there regularly and have never been disappointed.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Still good, though uneven.FateoptionalVIPDined on 9/10/2014Second time eating here -- it's a great place to have in the neighborhood, and love the free corkage. The bread served at the table is pretty standard, and is a place where the restaurant could bump it up a notch with something more special. Mushroom tart = excellent. Grilled romaine w/mango = okay, but not a dish that calls out to be ordered again. Spinach pasta was rich but very good. Signature Beef Bourguignon was unfortunately under-seasoned and needs some attention. It's a good dish, but feels like it's a little on auto-pilot. This is a good restaurant, and when the chef takes the extra care, it can be great. Service always good and friendly.Special Features:
- Just what I wanted!OpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 9/7/2014Personal attention, intimate dining, low lighting, delicious REAL food, no condescension, my own wine... What more could I ask for really?! On top of which we really appreciated the table proportions which allowed for closer proximity to partner with enough room for the food and wine! Fun decor touches kept my senses happy too--tree slice "chargers", rock wall, candy store canisters.... Will be back!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Love this place!kathe90035VIPDined on 9/6/2014Wonderful duck and service; all 4 of us had a great time. Bring your own wine.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- AmiromarDined on 9/4/2014Love the host, server and atmosphere. Most of all, I love the BYOB}Special Features:
- Nice SurpriseDaintyDinerDined on 9/4/2014Very unassuming area, but the food and decor will really wow you. There is plenty of street and side parking, meters were free by the time I got there for dinner around 8PM. Sweet potato gnocchi is a must try for starters, heavenly. Their hibiscus homemade iced tea was a bit too tart for me. Spinach linguini is uniquely served in a bowl that could have been freshly carved from a tree. Recommend for small parties and date nights.Special Features:
- Great FoodFoodieForeverDined on 8/26/2014The food was delicious. Slightly over priced for the portions (except the steak) I loved to potato gnocchi, but really wanted more then 4 for $13. The steak was amazing and perfectly cooked. It is BYOB, which has it's good points and bad. I do think the "glass fee" is a little ridiculous. I understand a corkage fee if you offer alcohol yourself, but if people have to bring it the least you should do is not charge them for doing so. Our server was very nice and helpful, and the overall experience was a good one. Just be careful of the hidden fees, $2 for a glass for wine, $3 to split the bill and the list goes on.Special Features:
- DickDined on 8/24/2014We had an outstanding meal and have already made plans to return in a few weeks with additional friends.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- what a gem!OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 8/23/2014Can't go wrong with appetizers, entrees and desserts. BYO wine. The owners and staff are so kind and on top of their game!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great French tucked in on RobertsonBarbaraBVIPDined on 8/23/2014BYOB with no corkage fee! ambitious menu with excellent implementation. small rooms, excellent service. Cozy. Fabulous food. the crab cakes are fresh and a bit zingy either as an appetizeer or main. The best moule frite in Southern California as far as I know. the gerilled romaine is a wild array of colors and flavors. I thought the cauliflower appetizer was beautiful and tasty but a bit too much olive oil. Desserts are updated classic. the coconut creme caramel was the least of them but still good. They strive to make it YOUR meal. what a change of perspective.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great date nightLeemsBDined on 8/21/2014Great atmosphere, excellent presentation, very welcoming staff and chef! Really glad we tried this place.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wonderful foodkathe90035VIPDined on 8/19/2014This is one of my favorite places. Love what they do with duck.Special Features:
- Great neighborhood restaurantcheviotdinerVIPDined on 8/1/2014The food is always delicious and the chef could not be nicer- he always comes out to greet his patrons. The byob policy is also really nice. A great neighborhood restaurant!!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The food was not that goodyummchaDined on 7/27/2014The 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.
- Great experiencereviewfromheartDined on 7/26/2014Our 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DineLA - yum!OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 7/25/2014Love the new items on the DineLA menu!! We will be back ASAP!Special Features:
- Great Food, Great AmbienceArielDined on 7/20/2014Visited this resturant for Dine LA. My boyfriend and I selected the Duck Confit for our entrees. Delicious!!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- CKnightDined on 7/20/2014Excellent 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Beautiful place, great foodSaSaDined on 7/18/2014Love 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Best of dineLA!OpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 7/18/2014So 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!Special Features:
- BYOB Dinner NiteNatashaDined on 7/17/2014Dined 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!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- greatfoodsearchVIPDined on 7/16/2014Pleasantly 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!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- "Kelly's Komments"KellyVIPDined on 7/16/2014We 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Local Authentic French FarejacqDined on 7/14/2014Love our local French bistro. Food is always great and love the neighborhood feel.Special Features:
- AwesomenessOpenTable Diner Since 2001VIPDined on 7/10/2014This 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.Special Features:
- a lovely meallikestocookDined on 7/6/2014The 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 7/6/2014Their 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Loud, but greatnomoroDined on 7/3/2014This 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.Special Features:
- A Food Affair....GplusJDined on 6/26/2014Best 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...Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
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- Best Birthday Dinner!!!KDAYDined on 6/21/2014I 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Perfect Date PlacebcullyDined on 6/21/2014This 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.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Expected MoreOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 6/20/2014From 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.