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About Church & State

A French Bistro in the loading dock of the original Nabisco Biscuit Company Building, built in 1925, located in the arts district of downtown L.A., where Michelin-starred Chef Tony Esnault crafts the finest of dishes. Church&State opened in September of 2008 and has become a downtown institution.

See the food through Chef Esnault's eyes on Instagram: CHEFTONYESNAULT

Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Church-State-Bistro/10150169976495057

Follow us on Twitter! @ChurchStateLA

Join us for "Church on Sunday" for a special Chef's prix fixe menu, only $52 per person. The Sunday menu is available on our website, updated each Saturday night. Our regular menu is not available on Sundays.

1850 Industrial Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm; Saturday - 5:00pm - 11:00pm;
Sundays - Offering a prix fixe menu from 5:00pm - 9:00pm.

Cross Street:
Mateo

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(213) 405-1434

Website:
http://www.churchandstatebistro.com/

Parking Details:
$4 during the day, $5 at night.

Executive Chef:
Tony Esnault

Private Party Contact:
Georgina: (213) 405-1434

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Thank you for choosing Church & State as your Valentine's Day destination!
To celebrate love, we will be offering a very special 4 course $95 menu.
Please note that our regular a la carte menu will not be offered that night.

Church & State Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (30)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
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Special Occasion (19)
Romantic (19)
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Cozy (14)
Fun (14)
Hot Spot (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Good for Groups (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Casual (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Tapas (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
People Watching (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Business Meals (3)
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Organic (3)
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Quick Bite (2)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was excellent , nice portions and served at the wright temperature
Service was very good

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Food was delicious, service was great, and the staff were all friendly and courteous. Will definitely go back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Staff was super nice and friendly. The guys clearing the table were on top of it and delivered our food promptly. Our waitress was nice and came around often to ask if we needed anything g else. Loved the area!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Came for 2018 DineLA, Lunch Menu $25.

The French Onion Soup starter and Mary's Roasted Chicken entrée was good, however, the service was what turned me off.

SERVICE
Painstaking slow. In the beginning, I was greeted by a blonde female server, who quickly got my water and drink. Afterwards, she disappeared, and another redheaded female server appeared to take down our food orders. Afterwards, she disappeared as well. The male server, who greeted me at the entrance, he disappeared too! Where did they go??? Or, are you my main server??? Even them getting the check was slow, and I had to flag one of them to come by. We would've considered coffee and desserts, but with the slow service, nah!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Never disappointed! Always 5 stars. Last night I had the lobster bisque and it was perfect.
Heavenly! So flavorful and truly what lobster bisque should be. Leek, walnut and generous piece of lobster in the bisque were delicious and added to the pleasure of this excellent soup.
Kudos to the chef. Main course was a Mediterranean Sea Bass, tender, moist and also delicious and the braised leek complimented the fish. My apple tart desert had a crust that I'm still thinking about this morning. I opened with the vodka/ thyme cocktail which was a refreshing and wonderful use of the thyme and my server chose a Chablis for me that paired with my meal to perfection. Thank you for a lovely and memorable meal. I tell all my friends about Church and State and hold all the business meals I can there, in addition to my personal outings.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

love it !!! dinela menu was terrific !! and the food is consistent there
YUMMY every time

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Tapas, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, People Watching, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We walked to Church and State from the Lost Spirits Distillery (a must!). At first, we thought we might be late for our 8PM reservation, and had called to push it back. But, the tour ended earlier than anticipated, and we wound up at the restaurant right at 8. The hostess was wonderfully accommodating, even though the restaurant was packed. There had been a commercial shoot there earlier, we learned, and they were slammed trying to catch up. It took awhile to get water, bread, our cocktails, and to place our orders. I give a "fair" rating to service for these reasons alone - otherwise, the waiter was friendly and helpful. They just seemed overwhelmed. We ate off the DineLA menu, and everything from the pork belly on lentils, to my steak frites was terrific. We would definitely go back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

The service was truly horrendous. The waitress seemed very flustered. Forgot to bring our appetizers and never asked us if we wanted a second round of drinks during our meal. Never checked in to see if we needed anything. We were all disappointed.

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Nice place. The food was very good. The service - friendly but not attentive - drinks took a long time to get to the table and spaced out by at least 10 minutes from the first to the last. Waitress was at times hard to find and not very knowledgeable about the cocktails. Shouldn't be this way at this place. The Maitre D was very friendly.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Crowded because of a Hollywood shoot outside and dineLA, but really nice people and terrific food. We can’t wait to go again!

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Wait staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. Food was prepared and served well. Worth the drive and time if you want something a bit more special than the normal evening for dinner. Even that would work great. I recommend this to visitors to DTLA as we were.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great waitstaff

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

I hadn't been to Church & State for maybe 2 years. But I can't forget the taste of the Chicken Liver Mousse because it is so well done. When we went on Saturday night - the Chicken Liver Mousse tasted exactly as I had remembered it. Which is why I rated the food as outstanding. It's not outstanding like some destination restaurant where the food is done as a show stopping art form. No - this is French Bistro cooking done expertly. Perfectly executed steak frites. A baguette warm from the oven. A small but really well chosen wine list. And a great setting. It's food that fuels a good life.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

The service was amazing! I loved this place so much. It was the perfect date night experience. The environment was fantastic(great music and table spacing). Overall it was great.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I liked the vibe of the restaurant but the service was mediocre and the food was just okay. The menu was full of classic French dishes which should be easily executed but my coq au vin lacked depth of flavor and my date’s pasta was undercooked and lacked flavor. Both dishes needed salt which was not offered at the table. I know this restaurant has been a favorite in the Arts District but I’m afraid the hype has allowed the staff to slack off a little bit.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was a great place to staff was very courteous they brought bread as much as we wanted it was great we loved it will definitely go back again

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Loved the ambiance of the place. This was our first visit and found parking a little bit of an issue but that was no fault of the restaurant’s. They do not offer valet and all the lots were closed for Christmas Eve. We had to park a few blocks away. Our server started out so well and was so attentive but once the first course was served he seemed overwhelmed with other tables and we were ignored for about 20 minutes after we finished each course it seemed. We had to try and get his attention and ask for the next course and finally the Check. Our water was not refilled - but the food was good. We tried the escargot, the flank steak was really tough and our table knife would not cut through. We had to flag someone down to bring us a steak knife. Apply tart was served room temperature- was not wat we expected. Still I liked the place - maybe a different server would have chanted our experience?

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 2017

First time I ever had Cassoulet, it was splendid, especially the duck confit and lamb.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great food and service . It was our first time here for a friends get together ((party of 2). We weren’t disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Great French food and wonderful ambiance. We were celebrating our Anniversary and they were very nice to come by the table multiple times to mention it. We had a great little table by the window and had a show to go to after, therefore the staff was great in making sure we were out on time.

Some small feedback that did not detract too much from the experience was the Duck skin was not crispy at all, quit chewy. All of the rest was amazing, Escargot, Endive Salad, and the Mac and Cheese was to die for. Thank you for everything

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Had a really nice experience. Feels like a cozy NY restaurant.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Kind of an edgy, commercial area (on Industrial Drive after all) but well lit and friendly when you arrive. Tight tables but the food is worth the experience. Very good service, friendly staff. we willcertainly go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Our party of four enjoyed lovely and personal service, quiet and warm ambiance and excellent cuisine. The coq au vin was outstanding, but everything was delicious. We will return!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Had a very nice meal at this restaurant. Very friendly staff nice atmosphere romantic lighting.
The Sunday prefix meal is a good deal. The duck was very good and I generally don’t like duck. My mussels were well prepared however I’m not a fan of fennel so this licorice taste was present throughout the meal. Overall I would return again to sample other items.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Fantastique! Menu/Wine List and service all impeccable - highly recommended.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Amazing food as always. Can highly recommend this place

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Always order an Absinthe. Only place in town that I know of that does the whole thing right. Loved the escargot, and the arugula salad was far better than I imagined. I was somewhat disappointed with the bouillabaisse--didn't seem to have enough saffron for my taste. Fish was terrific though. Profiteroles for dessert were terrific. I love French food!!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food, service and ambiance. Will definitely recommend!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Church & State is a true French bistro. I felt like I was back in France! Wonderful service, amazing ambiance (perfect lighting and music!) and the food... Wow. Just wow.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Had been wanting to try this restaurant for a while and finally got the chance. We went early so it was relatively slow but the service was excellent. There when you needed them and not when you didn't. The food was amazing as well, we had the Bouillabaisse and steak frittes and both were done to perfection!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I never leave reviews but I LOVED this restaurant so much! A new go-to for me for sure!!

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Romantic, Fun, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food, drinks and service. Beautiful atmosphere. It reminds me the restaurants in Paris. Not so good location in DTLA though.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Perfectly executed French bistro food with a great wine list and even better service.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service was nice but spotty and the food was okay. Not as good as our previous visit

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 12, 2017

End of meetings meal, leaving LA tomorrow for home - excellent food, thoughtful service throughout the house

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great service and the food was outstanding. We were not familiar with the French wines so, our waiter helped us find a fantastic wine pairing with our food.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Go there! The food is just mouth watering, but every bit as wonderful as the food is the humor and humanity of the staff. Adam and Megan made our lives an absolute joy the night we came. From the moment we walked in with our nephew and his girl, our experience was delight after delight. The room is lively. Our quartet ordered everything from steaks to vegan fare, and the taste treat was uniformly wonderful for each. It's hard to describe a feeling -- but go there and you'll know what I mean. It's like walking into a place that was built for your ease and comfort while eating food that you've only dreamt about. Thank you all at CHURCH AND STATE!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Top notch food drink and service in every respect. I'd eat here all the time if I lived closer.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We when on a Tuesday and it was surprisedly not crowded !

The service was very good and friendly ! Food was excellent ! We wish we had room for more!

The duck and chicken entree had many excellent flavors. The Brussels sprouts had a hint of anchovy (yum!)
Desert (can’t even say how good!)

We will be back

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The ambiance is lovely at Church & State and on another occasion we enjoyed wonderful cocktails. This was our 1st dining experience here and we will not go back. It seemed the kitchen forgot our order. Our early Sunday dinner took 3 hours. The duck breast, practically raw, was inedible. The restaurant gave us an extra dessert (pot de creme) to compensate: a meager gesture.
Highlight of the meal was the Moules Frites. 2 of our party of 4 haf the Sunday prix fixe which is a good value.

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