Saint Amour
Saint Amour
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Saint Amour

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lesaintamour.com/
  • Phone: (310) 842-8155
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Bruno Herve Commereuc
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Special $42.00 Dinner Bastille Day Menu. 3 courses. Call for info.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Duquesne
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Public parking for 2 hours. Valet Parking available in Culver City.
A word from Saint Amour
Located in the heart of downtown Culver City, our restaurant serves authentic French cuisine in a Parisian brasserie setting. Our carefully crafted menu, extensive wine selection, impeccable service, and cozy atmosphere brings the best of Paris to your dining experience.
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Saint Amour reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Great food and service.
    GoodFoodFan
    Dined on 1/6/2012
    This was our fourth time to the restaurant. We enjoy meeting friends for a good dinner there. The restaurant never disappoints. I had the salmon, my wife had the steak, and our friends had the pork loin. The food and service was excellent. They change the menu around so there is always something new to try.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Lovely food, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 1/1/2012
    Lovely food, great service and ambiance. I look forward to returning.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Great brunch, generous mimosas.
    JackVIP
    Dined on 1/1/2012
    Great brunch, generous mimosas. Perfect weather, sitting outside enjoying delicious food.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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  • Best spot for an authentic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    Best spot for an authentic French dining experience in West LA.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • French gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/30/2011
    Don't understand why this place can be quiet the food is great and reasonably priced. Great value
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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  • No Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/25/2011
    terrible service; waited 1 hour, and still no entrees were served.Onion soup was terriblewe left
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  • The house-made charcuterie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/25/2011
    The house-made charcuterie was a revelation--on par with the best I've ever had. Sublime escargots. Jidori chicken, confit de canard, boeuf bourgignon.... All amazing, authentic and delicious. Be sure to make a reservation as the secret to this Culver City gem is out!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • The staff was fighting. Several
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/25/2011
    The staff was fighting. Several tables left because the service was slow.
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  • We are regular patrons of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/24/2011
    We are regular patrons of this lovely, local bistro. It was really an off night, and we wanted it to be a little bit more special since it was a Christmas Eve dinner for us. The bus staff, a young woman, rushed us. There were three of us at the table. And while two of us had finished our entrees, the bus person swept over, removed all of the plates on the table, including the bread plate and the bread basket while the diner who had not yet finished their meal was still eating. We had to call her back to return with the bread and a fresh bread plate. That was just so uncalled for. And then she was rather snippy when she checked back, saying "lady - do you want more water." We plan to talk to the owners of Saint Amour ourselves.
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  • You know how you order gnocchi
    LaRubiaVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2011
    You know how you order gnocchi in a restaurant and it comes out and your take a bite and it's kind of a gluey mess? That didn't happen to me at Saint Amour. One of our specials for Christmas Eve dinner was a lobster thermador served over gnocchi, and these were the best, little pillows of air that just melted in my mouth. I'm still dreaming of them. The rest of the meal was fabulous as well - the hub had venison that was flavorful without being gamey and our starters of baked oysters and escargot were perfect. We adore this restaurant. Service is always fabulous, and with their heatlamps we can sit outside on all but the coldest nights. A little bit of Paris in Culver City.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Excellent food and friendly
    Belle73
    Dined on 12/23/2011
    Excellent food and friendly service. The chef explained how he had made our pate first course.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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  • The cassolet was delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 12/22/2011
    The cassolet was delicious and service was timed perfectly with each course.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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  • Wonderful meal and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/22/2011
    Wonderful meal and service. I look forward to coming back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • I had wanted to like Saint
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/20/2011
    I had wanted to like Saint Amour, as I have a friend who goes there frequently. Our waiter was attentive, but I don't think he spoke six words to us the entire evening. When we were about to order, he told us they were out of the chicken, which was a disappointment. My friend asked if there were any specials. "No." No suggestions, no explanations about the chicken. Then, a party entered who brought a baby. Who proceeded to scream the entire evening. They were there for 2 hours. Our wordless waiter never checked to see how we were doing with the din. I know management can't do much about babies, but it would have been nice if someone had checked on us. A light over us wasn't working and flashed on and off the entire evening. Sigh
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  • I did enjoy this restaurant,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/17/2011
    I did enjoy this restaurant, although last time the service was not quite as good as before and a couple people in my group were not thrilled about their food. Now, I see it has closed. Too bad. I loved it at one time.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Great restaurant . . look
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 12/17/2011
    Great restaurant . . look forward to going back . . went before the theater . .
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • This visit was our second.
    eurowinophileVIP
    Dined on 12/16/2011
    This visit was our second. The place was considerably busier on a Friday night than the time before. The food is absolutely superb and sold at most reasonable prices. We shall return.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Bruno's Charcuterie plate
    JackVIP
    Dined on 12/11/2011
    Bruno's Charcuterie plate was so delicious. Good wine fairly priced as well. Grilled salmon was expertly cooked. Crispy skin and moist flakes inside. The best!
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Late Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/10/2011
    Saturday night, went around 9pm; place was busy and noisy, although not completely full, Got in right away and had pretty good service. Endive salad was excellent, Steak with Frites was quite good. Good choices of wine by the glass. Finished with expressos. We were the last people there and they were waiting for us to leave around 11 so I guess we enjoyed it!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot
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  • I've been several times since
    WendyRose
    Dined on 12/10/2011
    I've been several times since they opened and liked it a lot, but this last visit was only a bit above okay. The waiter was not knowledgeable about wines, but was ready to push a very "safe" choice. He did give me a taste so I was able to order something much more interesting. Toward the end of the meal, the buser actually asked me if I was "still working on that." Really unfortunate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was not very friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/8/2011
    Service was not very friendly - in fact, the hostess seemed surprosed to see us. We had to wait at least 10 minutes for our table of three - at the bar - although the restaurant was nearly empty at 7pm. In their defense, there were several large holiday parties expected, so the staff seemed not to care about our "little" group of three. The noise level was almost unbearable. Our waiter was surly and didn't even offer a "hello" or a "bonsoir, " didn't bring the refill of bread we asked for. The food was excellent however, well prepared and served in a timely manner once we were seated. I have been to the restaurant for lunch and service was better and more relaxed when seated on the patio.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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  • This was our second time to
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2011
    This was our second time to Saint Amour and it was even better than the first. The endive salad with apple slices and a French cheese was perfectly dressed. The casoulet, which I shared with my wife (it is only made for two or more) was among the best we have had anywhere. Fortunately, it is located only 1/2 a block from the Douglas Theatre. We will return!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • What a wonderful time we had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 12/4/2011
    What a wonderful time we had at Saint Amour. We loved our server Kavim, he brought such a warm vibe to our evening. He let us sample a couple of wines before we found the one we LOVED!!! The food was very good - the sunchoke soup was divine (recipe please...). The only issue we had was logistically. We were seeing a show at the Kirk Douglas theater at 6:30 PM (only a few doors down) so we made a reservation for 5 PM. However, when we arrived, we were told that the kitchen didn't open until 5:30 PM. I wish they wouldn't have taken our reservation for 5 if our dinner wouldn't start to be made until 5:30. We had to skip dessert because of time. :( Otherwise, a wonderful evening and we'll be back (when we don't have theater tix).
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great brunch menu. Delicious
    JackVIP
    Dined on 12/4/2011
    Great brunch menu. Delicious omelets along with crisp Chardonnay. Authentic French bistro, felt like we were in Paris.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious leg of lamb special.
    JackVIP
    Dined on 12/3/2011
    Delicious leg of lamb special. Great wine reasonably priced. Lively atmosphere. We'll be back.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Real French Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/3/2011
    We were there on a night when a private diner had a party of 17 so it was busier than usual and service was a slower. But that was to be expected. The private diner was an international foody so that in itself was an endorsement of the restaurant. Our food was exquisite. The casolet for two with lamb and duck confit and three kinds of sausage was excellent as was the Beef Cheeks. The mushroom pot pie was so good we will come back for it. The escargot is served with little puff pastry muffin tops to dip in the sauce and the frog legs made you want to lick the plate. Finally the pot of salted chocolate with caramel was heavenly.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • We loved our experience at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/28/2011
    We loved our experience at Le Saint Amour - food and service excellent. I would highly recommend it especially the outside dining. It was cool and we dined inside the restaurant but I would definitely choose outside on our next visit. We had lobster bisque, mussels and chicken - just perfect French bistro food.
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    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Excellent brunch options.
    JackVIP
    Dined on 11/25/2011
    Excellent brunch options. Mimosas were flowing. The caneles were authentic and delicious.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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  • Authentic Pot Au Feu special
    JackVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2011
    Authentic Pot Au Feu special was delicious. Grilled Salmon was moist and flavorful. Really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Thank you.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • $12 Bottomless mimosas. The
    JackVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2011
    $12 Bottomless mimosas. The brunch menu was excellent. Beautiful outdoor patio. Merci beaucoup.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Lovely wine list but the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/5/2011
    Lovely wine list but the food we ordered (steak frites, moules frites, frisse salad) was mediocre at best. We are willing to try again as it is such a cute spot.
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    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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  • Ooh-la-la
    markdmarcVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2011
    Just love this place. It's like being in France. Delicious food and great service and ambiance. Love it.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/28/2011
    We had the Salmon for dinner. It was ok, but definitely not worth the price of the dinner.
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    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • magnifique 1
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/27/2011
    I was making plans to meet a friend who recently arrived from Sweden for a visit. She wanted to try to eat somewhere new, I gave her several choices based on the extended schedule for Dine LA week. She chose Le Saint Amour. The place is cozy, comfortable, plenty of seating, inside and out, friendly staff. Our waiter was giving us the run down on specials, when i asked him about the Dine LA menu, a special 3 course menu for a set price that was a part of that event, and had been extended at this restaurant as per DineLA website. It was one of the reasons we had chosen this place. He told us that it's no longer in effect, but that the owner was there and he would check with her. He came back stating the same: "It's no longer available". We c
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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  • Over cooked, tasteless dinner
    Couple
    Dined on 10/22/2011
    Boeuf bourguignon was over cooked, filled with gristle and tasteless. Serviced an equally bad pasta. Service, hors d'oeuvre and the water were excellent. Grossly over priced relative to the quality of the food.
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  • Food was good, not fabulous;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/21/2011
    Food was good, not fabulous; I'd go back; outside at night is very charming and quiet;
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    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • we enjoyed our dinner very
    BernieVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2011
    we enjoyed our dinner very much. the service was adequate and not pushy. a good place to have dinner and catch a movie across the street.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • The owner/hostess is charming,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2011
    The owner/hostess is charming, the food is excellent and reasonably priced, the waiters are beyond horrible. Having said the latter, we do keep coming back for the food and ambience. Just be prepared for incompetent and irritating service.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • The food is always good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2011
    The food is always good. The service is always S L O W. This time the fryer was broken which was a drag because my friend wanted the mussels with fries and had to settle for mashed potatoes instead. But, the rest of the meal was delicous and we even had the profiteroles covered in chocolate sauce for dessert.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • very attentive service. Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/15/2011
    very attentive service. Great food. Highly recommended. Will be back.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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