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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.
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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.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
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.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
$4 during the day, $5 at night.
Private Party Contact:
Georgina: (213) 405-1434
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Church & State Ratings and Reviews
Church and State does a very nice job of French bistro classics. The portions are generous and presentation is good. We did have one newly-minted vegetarian in the group who was struggling a bit for something other than the seasonal vegetables as an entre. The service was terrific and very gracious as we were a bit of a high-maintenance group. This is one of my favorite restaurants and a great place to go with friends.
This is one of my fave dining spots in LA. From the moment you enter to the moment you leave, you feel well taken care of. The staff is friendly, knowledgable about their food and beverages, attentive, accommodating, and genuinely lovely. The ambiance is laid back, beautiful, and luxe. And the food always excellent.
screaming babies at church and state no a friday night? seriously? everyone in the restaurant was uncomfortable, including the management, yet no one spoke to the couple with the crying infant, no one moved them to a corner or outside.
it took 3 attempts to get anyone to take out drink order.
we ordered 24 oysters and it took about 30 minutes for them to arrive at our table.
the food was delicious, as always, but the waitstaff was chaotic and ill-prepared and church and state on a weekend night is not the place where anyone expects to encounter crying infants.
open table gives no "noise level" choices appropriate- i checked "energetic" but that is the noise level i have encountered at c and s in the past. it is NOT what we encountered on friday night last--which was just stupid infant screaming noise.
I like to bring my friends to this restaurant - each time I walk through the art district, I need to juxtapose it with something as close to the old world as possible. Church and State comes as close to that as possible in that neck of the woods. The ambience, the building and the perfect bread compensate for some occasional short comings: excessive salt in a salad and such. Will be back for sure.
They call to confirm the same day. They'll only seat you when the whole party is present. We were definitely ready to eat after finishing the apps, the entrees took a bit of time to get there. The veggie entree was dull and the birthday girl was the veggie, otherwise the food was excellent. Attentive service. Drinks were good but not strong. All told satisfying experience, C&S continues to be a standout on the east side/in dtla.
Lovely dinner with friends.
The drinks are very good. I had the Hemingway cocktail.
For dinner I started with an appetizer of Goat cheese with lavender and honey, wonderful!
Dinner was Cassoulet which had duck confit, lamb shank, a house garlic sausage on a bed of white beans - perfect for fall.
Dessert was a delicious pear tart. The service from our waitress was impeccable! Will be back soon.
When making the reservation, it asks you to select and occassion and "add a special request." I put down that it is a birthday and we have 2 ladies celebrating their birthdays. We ordered dessert, they came and NOT EVEN A CANDLE. So why did the reservation ask for occassion and special request?
I drive 70 miles to dine at Church and State, that is how much I love this restaurant. Not only is the food delicious, the service is outstanding. The complex flavors of the cassoulet belies it's common origins. The waiter had the kitchen prepare a salad not currently on the menu, which was not only divine, but artfully plated. I cannot speak highly enough of this restaurant.
Had a lovely dinner at Church & State. Started with the squash salad-a nice departure from standard arugula, beet, or heirloom tomato salads. Thin strips of yellow and zucchini squashes amongst frisée and tossed with a very light dressing that was enough to accompany without overwhelming the freshness of the ingredients. Followed with the peach tart which was rich, but thankfully small and brightened by the peaches. Entrees were the duck and the bouillabaisse, both well-prepared and flavorful. The bouillabaisse was a bit on the salty side, but the broth was hearty and the dish was full of very nice mussels, clams, and fish. Ended the meal with the pear tart, which had a lot of pear on top and was a generous portion, so we were thankful that we shared. Overall, this was a great meal, executed well, and we will return to try other things on the menu.
It was a very enjoyable dinner indeed. We loved the quality of the food and the service. Although the main courses were really good, we enjoyed the appetizers even more. The white wine from Alsace region was also delicious. The service was totally exceptional.
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