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About 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!
Los Angeles, CA 90035
French American, Contemporary French
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm;Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Restaurant is available for corporate or private function during Lunch time
We specialize in private events, corporate functions, wedding and more. A Food Affair Restaurant can accommodate large parties the whole restaurant can sit 100 guests
On-site dining available our restaurant has a lovely back patio who can accommodate about 30 guests. also nice inside sitting area for about 50
front patio about 20
off street parking for restaurant patrons no restriction after 4 Pm Cashio street or Horner street
Meter along Robertson Blvd free after 6 pm and Sunday all day
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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At A Food Affair, we offer private dining in our beautiful industrial chic decor. Prix fix menus starting at $49.50 per person food only . We are NOW serving beer , wine and champagne. BYOB available and FREE corkage on some night Please call for more details. Perfect for your holiday AFFAIR !!!
A Food Affair Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
I was surprise on the noise level. We sat on the outside patio near Robertson. U can hear some of the traffic outside. When I tried to get a table inside, both the hostess n I agreed that inside was quite noisy. The food is ok, but the portion is relatively big. The service was EXCEPTIONAL. The chef, Christian, came out n greet very table. That’s a nice touch.
I had informed the restaurant of several food allergies ahead of time, and I spoke in detail with our server about them before ordering, and the server also consulted with the chef. Despite this caution, all three courses I ordered appeared on the table with an ingredient on my allergy list (which the kitchen had printed out), including one ingredient which I had identified as of particular concern. The mistakes were discovered before I ate anything, but given the kitchen's lack of attention, I would never go back.
I've wanted to try this restaurant for a long time, and I took advantage of Dine LA, and the no corkage Tues/Weds. This restaurant did not disappoint. I wish I had not waited so long to try it!
We had the Lamb Shank and Beef Bourguignon. Amazing flavors! Everyone, including chef and owner were very friendly! We will be back!
THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT BUT THE COMFORT LEVEL AND DECOR WERE MISSING IN THIS LITTLE FRENCH RESTAURANT. UNFORTUNATELY, THEY CANNOT SERVE COCKTAILS BECAUSE THEY ONLY HAVE A LICENSE FOR WINE.
WAITERS AND STAFF WERE VERY FRIENDLY BUT CHAIRS WERE UNCOMFORTABLE AND DECORATION WAS A BIT TOO "HIPPIE" AND FUNKY FOR OUR TASTE
For all of being a neighborhood style restaurant, it was significantly overpriced. I spent less at Bouchon when it was open. Also, for some reason, no valet. Big problem with parking, especially when it was raining as it was the evening I dined. Portion sizes were small. The good things about it was good food and they had inexpensive wines which actually paired well with the food. The somm did a good job.
The ambiance was charming, cozy and romantic. The escargots were different and wonderful. I had the cod, which was delicious and melted in my mouth...my wife had the chicken, which she described as tender and the combination of the herbs transported her back to Paris where she lived briefly years ago. We would definitely recommend this restaurant. What a find!
A Food Affair is a completely delightful restaurant. As fans of french food who have spent a significant amount of time in Paris, Provence, Burgundy, etc., we are consistently impressed by the authenticity of the food here, which is always Gallic in inspiration, but not slavish in imitation of, for example, specifically brasserie or bistro food. The service is wonderful, and you are made immediately welcome. It really feels like a cozy little francophile refuge in the middle of Los Angeles.
We wanted to find a bistro for a nice Sunday supper, and this place was perfect. It is a place we expect to return to many times. The chicken dish, served in small cast iron pots, was outstanding as was the duck confit with beluga lentils. Desserts were delicious too. And their wine list is nicely priced not to break the bank. We went on a Sunday but Tuesdays and Wednesdays they allow you to bring a bottle of wine and pay no corkage. We'll definitely try going on one of those days. Prices are reasonable.
When we walked in I got nervous. A large party of 12 had just been seated, and I worried it would take forever to get our food. But we were seated quickly, the waiter was jovial and attentive, and the kitchen didn't miss a beat. The mushroom torte was decadent and my duck confit was cooked to perfection. This is NOT a fancy restaurant but the food rivals the best in the city. Even the "cocktails" (the restaurant serves beer and wine) were fabulous. I had a wine mojito and it was out of this world. We were too full to stay for dessert. Next time.
The buzz about this place is well-deserved and we'll be back soon.
After 3 years in France I felt as if I was welcomed back home by Babette and Christian as soon as I stepped into the more spacious remodeled space with updated menus:)
The biggest news is that they got their license to sell wine!!!! They still offer free corkage some nights, so if you want to bring a bottle, you can, but their Eurocentric house selection is broad enough for most tastes.
We ordered the mushroom Tourte, a mouthwatering medley atop puff pastry. Christian insisted on having us taste his homemade foie gras, which was so good with the fruit compote and pomegranate seeds on grilled bread that we asked for more bread to eat every sliver of foie!
The specials last night included a succulent lamb tagine and a flash fried whole red snapper that both showcased Christian's deft and versatile skills in the kitchen. The lamb shank tangine was meltingly tender, redolent in spices, and the whole snapper had a Thai twist with the accompanying sauce and spices. Both were such generous portions we took half home so we could share a dessert of creme brulée, so rich in vanilla bean seeds that we could smell it before we tasted it, topped with ripe seasonal fruit and served with a side of chocolate chips and roasted sunflower seeds.
I took a friend from NYC who had never been to Food Affair before and by the end of our meal, Babette and Christian had adopted her into the Food Affair family :)
I've been here three times, now, all after attending the theatre. This definitely ranks as one of the best restaurants in the area, to my mind. Attentive service, authentic and unusual dishes, delicious time after time, make it my favorite go-to spot for a special, romantic, and fun dinner.
What an excellent dining experience! Truly authentic, but modern. We had the escargot (unreal), bone marrow, brussel sprouts, and duck leg confit. It was all splendid. We were celebrating a birthday and were thanked by the chef - truly great service by all the staff as well. Definitely on the pricier side - but worth it!
Fantastic experience start to finish. The service was great, the head chef himself came to visit and chat with us, and every bite of food was amazing. I honestly can't say enough about this place. Excellent food and a great dining experience. We will be back as often as we can afford it.
I was transported back to the South of France. Food was delicious, wine was reasonably priced and very good and the restaurant is very charming. Our hostess was very pleasant and the staff very attentive. I am taking another couple there for dinner tomorrow.
This restaurant is an exemplary demonstration of the vibrancy and character that LA is known for. The staff is exceptional and the owner even came by to speak with us. The rosemary chicken dish is to die for, and the brussel sprout/kale ensemble side is delectable.
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