Despite breakfast menu online (open at 9AM) and option to make a reservation - at 9:30 AM, restaurant didn't open until 10AM. How is this acceptable?
Fun atmosphere, everyone enjoyed their lunches -- Fabulous Quiches & Various Eggs Benedicts: Lobster, Smoked Salmon, etc.
My review is based on prior experiences at this restaurant. In this instance, I had made a reservation for 8 a.m. for breakfast, only to arrive and find that the restaurant does not open until 9 a.m.! Forunately there are other choices on Larchmond Blvd.
My family and I have been going to Prado Restaurant (the restaurant that was there prior to Cafe Parisien) for almost 20 years. We were incredibly dismayed to see it close but happy to try a new place. The food was delicious but it was really the service that was superb. Steve never fails to provide perfect service and my family and I were happy to see a familiar face in a new establishment. My one qualm was that it was too loud. We were yelling throughout all of dinner which made it less enjoyable. I plan to try sitting outside next time.
Best mussels i've had in a long time. and my husband enjoyed his burger. You can get the mussels with a salad which is a big plus for me and warm bread is available on request (at least we had to requests it) to soak up the broth. Service was excellent and everyone was very friendly. Out of the kitchen was a bit slow, but seems to be worth it for the freshness.
I'd give this restaurant 3.5 stars. I went to dinner with friends and our experience was mixed. The kitchen was super-slow and while we got our order for escargot fairly quickly, it took 30 minutes to get my salad and my friend's soup. It then took quite a while for our entrees to arrive. The wait staff felt terrible and they ended up providing an extra dessert and some wine to compensate. The pommes frites definitely were the highlight - lovely slender fries, crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The escargot were well-prepared, tender with plenty of garlic and butter, and my friend loved his mussels. My other friend enjoyed his quiche, but it was nothing special. My bœuf bourguignon was flavorful with very tender meat, but it wasn't very stew-like. The opera cake was nice, but my favorite was the raspberry tart. As pleasing to the tongue as it was to the eye. I may go back, but the kitchen really needs to step it up if they want to stay in business.
The steak frites was excellent and the wine selection was also terrific. Ambience is definitely informal/cafe like rather than formal french, but the meal was relatively cheap compared to most french restaurants. A great place for lunch and family friendly for a medium priced dinner.
It was a little loud.
As a French, I was disappointed about the food. That is really expensive and not that good. I took mussels and the quantity was very low. The crumble was kind of strange, like with oatmeal. I've never seen that before. I was still hungry at the end of the dinner (although I took a starter, a main dish and a dessert). However, the service was really qualitative.
The place is pretty even if it is a little bit standard-issue mock Parisian bistro. Menu is simple enough. Varying moules dishes, varying steak frites with either fries or dauphinois, or a green salad. The broiled chicken I had was excellent, really really good, much better than one usually gets in a restaurant. The steak that is the star of the steak frites was also very good, as were the fries. Wine selection is fine, and the service is outstanding. Steven from the old Prado, which used to be in this space, leads the troops expertly and with grace and humor.
Tables way too small for 4 people. Waiters kept bumping into me and my chair. Chairs totally uncomfortable. Liked the food but will not return as it is not a comfortable restaurant.
The food was generally good. The duck confit salad was delicious. The service was incredibly slow and they brought my salad out after my husband was already done eating his main dish. I’ll go back because the location is great and the food is good; hope service improves as it is open longer. Though very slow, the staff was still very friendly which was appreciated.
I ordered the muscles and fries and while I thought the sauce was good I thought the order was skimpy and the fries not very good
This is a nice addition to the neighborhood. For anyone who has traveled, I would describe Café as a typical neighborhood bistro similar to those tucked away throughout Paris. The menu is certainly varied and provides something for everyone. The food was excellent - well prepared and nicely presented, tasty and wholesome. The atmosphere is very nice, clean and neat, white table cloths, black and white tile floor, good lighting. The service was very nice, friendly and attentive. We ordered a house white and the wine was fine with our meal. We did ask that they lower the volume of the background music a bit, as the hard surfaces made it too loud, in our opinion. We will return, I'm sure, because it is so convenient and nice to be able to walk to a good restaurant rather than drive. I hope others in the area discover this restaurant, particularly as the staff and kitchen staff become seasoned in the new restaurant. It is good to have this in the Larchmont area.
Food and service are great. The hard surfaces make conversation difficult. If they solve the noise problem it would be much greater dining experience.
We dined outside so that we could have our dogs with us, since we dined after our evening walk. (We were also told that it's noisy inside.) The service and food were excellent, and our server politely asked if she could give our dogs water, which was a nice added bonus. We look forward to returning again soon.
Enjoyed the atmosphere and the casual French dining at Cafe Parisien and can feel how it still needs time to fine tune (only 2 months since it's opening)--but love the offerings! The service was slow and believe it was due to getting adjusted, the food was wonderful although it still needs to be more fine tuned--the toast on the charcuterie was too toasty for me; and the walnuts in the salad too well done! Otherwise, the cafe has a wonderful potential!!!
Food and service is good, but the noise level is terrible. My husband and I had a hard time taking to each other to be heard, so would not be a place to go with another couple. Would return.
It’s a very good restaurant that we would recommend. Authentically French. They even our favorite waiter from when it was Prada.
A wonderful new French bistro on Larchmont. They just started dinner service and some kinks still need to be worked out but the food is delicious and authentic and the service friendly.
Off shoot of Culver City’s Meet in Paris which opened on Larchmont in 2019. Very simple decor with very French menu of well prepared dishes. I had an excellent moules frites similar to Meet in Paris’ specialty while my friend had a rib eye steak which she liked
Ambience needs work. Also, bread and butter should be served as patrons await their orders. Leaving hungry diners with no food for 20 minutes is not hospitable.
Services was astronomical, great service, very attentive to guest requests, very clean, prices were extremely resonnable, food was just fabulous
If you want a French dish or snack this is the place to go. Will definetly be back in there for more
We arrived for Valentine’s weekend dinner, and were thankfully ushered away from a fuller, louder room and put in a less-crowded (but still half-full) room that was quieter. The hostess let us choose our table, by the window. Our waiter went over the menu and the wine list with us. We were interested in the different kinds of moules frites (there are six!) and shared the lobster bisque version, which was creamy but rather bland. It would have been easier to sample the bisque had bread been served. The muscles themselves were of good quality and perfectly cooked. The shoestring fries were seasoned and not too greasy. We also ordered a bowl of the soup du jour (mushroom — excellent) and a side of ratatouille (served diced, and tasty). We added a full order of the cheese plate to finish the night, and were surprised to find just two of the four listed cheeses included. The mix of Brie and Camembert was far from distinctive; some greens, nuts and dried fruit were nice but not memorable; and the few pieces of crostini weren’t sufficient for soft cheese. At $23, it was overpriced and pedestrian. When it was clear we were finished and had been looking for the waiter to settle the bill, the hostess saw us and facilitated the process. Overall, we’ll likely choose to return (the bistro is in our neighborhood) to sample other versions of the moules frites (perhaps we can add some bread?). We’ll certainly avoid the cheese plate.
Terrific ambience and the food and the service were both excellent. This was especially busy on Valentine's night, so reservations might be hard to get if all these people keep coming back. Loved it!
Food was wonderful especially the Moule. This is my favorite dish and this was the best I've had in years.
Excellent especially since just opened this week for dinner, server was excellent, ran out of some items, but made up for it. Noisy but some like that. Food was great.
Our waitress Laine was amazing, food was very good
Wine list needs help to offer a better priced good Red Wine. Currently offering 3 or 4 selections of 50 dollar wines that are not drinkable and then decent but not great wines jump to 75 dollars
1st nite open for dinner, food great,
Service attentive but not hovering, menus difficult to read with ambient lighting, used the table candles to help. Little mix up on wine choice cost us an addit. $34
#numbers on wine list would help with confusion. Real nice treat, overall, we'd love to return.