The service and the food wereThe service and the food were wonderful. I would go back again and recommend it to my friends.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ChoiceCheval Bistro is a consistently good choice for dining. Although we had a longer wait than usual to get our food because one of the souffles we ordered "fell," the manager came to our table to explain what happened and to apologize. It was not a problem because we were not on a schedule. If we had been, we could've ordered something different that didn't require 25-30 minutes to prepare. However, our server, Paul, was excellent (he's been our server every time we've gone there) and he is professional, courteous, and friendly--just the kind of person you want to wait on you. The salmon Eggs Benedict were excellent (though they could've been a little hotter) and the lobster/shrimp souffle delicious.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat nightCheval made our anniversary a special one. The food and service were outstanding. Our favorite French place in LA.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is fair, offer brunchFood is fair, offer brunch and dinner. Great services.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service was greatThe food and service was great grave our server was very nice and she really takes care of her customers, the staff there is great, Your hostess is great and we met the new GM he was very nice also great place4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat staff, OK foodThe service was excellent. They have very attentive wait staff. Kristi our waitress was friendly and helpful. Portions of food are larger than average for a French restaurant. Food was not 100% authentic. Quality was good, but not outstanding. We had the boeuf Bourguingnon and duck confit. A bit on the salty side. Duck was somewhat dry, beef was not as complex as it should have been. Onion soup was a little light on flavor. Escargot good but not amazing. Oddly, they were out of ratatouille on a Saturday evening, even tho it was early.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThey make the absolute bestThey make the absolute best French 75 in Los Angeles. Took an old friend for her birthday--service was excellent; food superb--definitely recommend this restaurant!!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated a birthday withWe celebrated a birthday with a group of 8 people. We had excellent service, the food was great, and the cost was moderate. The lobster salad had a half of lobster for $19.00 and it was excellent. Not very crowded, but I don't know why. They are open for evenings and Sunday brunch. Definitely worth a return trip.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and outstandingGreat food and outstanding service. Our first time at the restaurant. I was celebrating my birthday and it was the perfect brunch for a celebration. Great French Toast.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first time, but generallyOur first time, but generally quite decent food and service, was not as snooty as I was initially worried about. Lots of older goers, which is great, but we felt a tad bit younger. And mostly surprised that most people (except ourselves) was a dressed a bit more than most California restaurants, maybe the French in it? We will try this place 3 times before we Yelp to be very accurate...4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a second outstandingWe had a second outstanding evening from the drink at the bar with the friendly bartender to dinner with an outstanding waiter (ask for Nedal). We shared the mussels and escargot (wonderful). I had the rack of lamb special. One friend had the coco van and the other had the trout. We've already decided that we'll go back for our next play--and can hardly wait to try other things on the menu.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMClassic French in Pasadena?The site, the service, the ambiance were all excellent. The wine list was small but had some notable wines wines at reasonable prices-- we had an Gewurtztramier and a Melville Syrah from the Santa Rita Hills. There are choices for every wallet.
However, the food was not up to what it should be: my Boullabaise had excellent broth and remoulade but 4 or 5 each of shrimp and mussels and a tiny bit of fish, not exactly rich with ingredients. The classic floating island's sauce was thin, watery. My wife's mussels were in a quite bland sauce. The hanger steak was pronounced "fine", as was the dessert souffle and the tart tartin.
All in all, a quite good meal, leisurely (2 1/2 hours). Preparation needs improvement. Valet parking.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMNot a bistro in the FrenchNot a bistro in the French sense, but more of a classic French restaurant with an upbeat twist on classic dishes4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMVery enjoyable evening withVery enjoyable evening with good friends, good food.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGive this a tryThis is a great place, it was our second visit and the food quality is consistant and excellent. All of the old standard French dishes are nicely prepared and presented. The kitchen is a little slow but it is worth the wait. We will definitely be back.
Keep up the good work. This is what French food should be and in a beautiful room as well.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff and food was awesomeThe staff and food was awesome we really enjoy Cheval bristro,our waiter was excellent,3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGenuine French RestaurantBistro usually implys noisy, possibly cold and uncomfortable but - maybe - good food. So since there is a real dirth of genuine French food out there, my Husband had a hankering for it, the menu on line looked promising, and it was his birthday we gave it a try.
First, this is not what I consider a "bistro". It is a very pleasant quiet and a traditional full fledged Restaurant with a capitol R.
Service was lovely, the food was very good, the wines interesting, we had a nicely though unexpected good time.
Special fave - If you like tartar try theirs.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAmbiance and service (bothAmbiance and service (both at the bar and at the table) were excellent. We shared the mussels which were served in a cream sauce and were probably the best we had every had. We had the cassoulet which was a disappointment. The pork belly was way too smokey and salty. Sausage was whole as was the duck. The warm brownie with ice cream was a wonderful ending. Wine list was extentive and had reasonable wines. Will be returning as there is much on the menu left to try.2/10/2013 12:00:00 AM