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La Frite

4.1
4.1
78 Reviews
$31 to $50
French

Serving the San Fernando Valley for four decades, La Frite cafe has become a staple of the Sherman Oaks areas. Nostalgic from its desserts to its decor, La Frite Cafe brings back the feeling of a Paris Bistro to Los Angeles. We have made quality the cornerstone of all our efforts because our customers are, and have been, an extension of our family for over 39 years. We serve our community best by ensuring that our customer's dining expieriences, special celebrations and occasions become extraordinary memories.

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Menu

Cocktails

  • Tipsy Mule (On Draft)$10.00

    Pinnacle Vodka, House-Made Ginger Beer, Lime

    • Penicillin$12.00

      Famous Grouse Scotch, Single Malt, ginger juice, and honey syrup

      • Old Fashioned$10.00

        Jim Beam Rye, Brown Sugar, Luxardo Maraschino, Bitters, and orange rind

        • Ventura Lemonade$11.00

          Vodka, House-Made Vanilla Bean Lemonade

          • Urban Julep$11.00

            Copper & Kings brandy, Lemon, Maple Syrup, Mint, Bitters

            • Red Heifer$11.00

              Jalapeno infused vodka, fresh strawberry, agave, Ginger Beer

              • Paloma$11.00

                Grapefruit-infused Zapopan Blanco, lime, agave, soda water and grapefruit bitters

                • Bovine Bessy$11.00

                  Vodka, pineapple syrup, elderflower, lime, prosecco, basil

                  • California Creamin'$11.00

                    vodka, orgeat, ginger simple,lime, coconut milk

                    • Tropic Thunder$12.00

                      Fidencio Mezcal, pineapple, honey simple, basil oil, black pepper and celery bitters

                      • Aussie Sour$11.00

                        Jim Beam Rye, Byrrh, lemon, maple syrup, egg white and bitters

                        • White Sangria$9.00

                          White wine, various cordials, mango, orange and guava

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                          What 78 people are saying

                          Overall ratings and reviews

                          4.1
                          4.1 based on all time ratings
                          • 4.0Food
                          • 4.2Service
                          • 4.0Ambience
                          • 3.9Value

                          NoiseQuiet

                          87% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                          1. L

                            Larry

                            Los Angeles

                            271 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            271 reviews

                            Dined on July 13, 2017

                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                            I've been to La Frite numerous times over many years. It appears there have been some changes to the menu, but not drastic. What they did was pare it down to the dishes that most people have loved for years and updated it a bit. One of my favorites has always been their spinach salad. However, the change was to replace the mushroom slices with chicken slices. Fortunately, the dressing is great and blots out any problems. (Ask for extra dressing on the side.) In this case, it was the tasteless, dry chicken. Next time I will ask if I can get the mushrooms instead. I hope they haven't changed their great La Frite Burger. By the way, this was lunch. Their dinners are good too.

                          2. SJ

                            StephanJ

                            Los Angeles

                            7 reviews

                            vip
                            2.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined on July 8, 2017

                            overall2food2service4ambience3

                            We wanted to try this restaurant in a last minute decision. Arrived at the restaurant which was about half full and was greater very nicely. Ordered starter and main course with my wife. The food arrived relatively fast. Nothing fantastic but quality food was served. Would I come back ? Probably not.

                          3. U

                            Underwhelmed

                            Los Angeles

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on July 7, 2017

                            overall4food3service3ambience4

                            Food was as expected - solid but not exciting. Very hard to get waitstaff attention for water refills, etc. once the meal was served. I would have liked to order a glass of wine but no one came by to check on whether we needed anything. Creme brûlée was oversized, but two tiny scoops of ice cream were overpriced at $8.

                          4. BS

                            BridgetS

                            Los Angeles

                            8 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            8 reviews

                            Dined on July 2, 2017

                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                            The Sunday brunch is a favorite here as they have bottomless mimosas! Also I love the half cantaloupe filled with port and strawberries! The eggs Benedict is typically my go to but I was surprised that the hollandiase tasted different. A little too lemony then before? The croissant are seriously the BEST! A great value at $28 for 2 courses including croissant and bottomless mimosas!!!!

                          5. JL

                            JeffLfromTO

                            Los Angeles

                            68 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            68 reviews

                            Dined on June 25, 2017

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            I have written about this place before. We usually go there for Sunday brunch. With bottomless champagne included, the brunch special is $28.00. It is not a buffet. However, the amount of food is ample to fill almost anyone. Support this place!

                          6. d

                            dineout

                            Los Angeles

                            25 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            25 reviews

                            Dined on June 20, 2017

                            overall4food4service4ambience2

                            We had an overall pleasant experience.

                          7. B

                            Bonita

                            Los Angeles

                            16 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            16 reviews

                            Dined on June 18, 2017

                            overall5food4service4ambience4

                            Have been coming here for years, then stopped when everything fell apart years ago. Now it's under new and very wonderful ownership. A pleasure to return to what used to be my "go to" restaurant.

                          8. c

                            christine

                            Los Angeles

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on June 17, 2017

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Had a nice friend's get together for Saturday brunch and the food and service were excellent!

                          9. T

                            Thomas

                            Los Angeles

                            1 review

                            2.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on June 16, 2017

                            overall2food2service4ambience2

                            The previous owners had a good menu. It was changed to the worse

                          10. D

                            Diane

                            Los Angeles

                            6 reviews

                            5.0

                            6 reviews

                            Dined on June 14, 2017

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            La Frite is a very cozy restaurant with lovely French food. The crepes are especially delicious. Nice wine list and friendly service. I like the ambience. It's a nice place to sit and talk. Also has some very nice outdoor seating on a warm evening.

                          11. L

                            Laup

                            Los Angeles

                            65 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            65 reviews

                            Dined on June 11, 2017

                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                            We had not been to LF since the change of ownership some time ago but had been regulars at the old Woodland Hills branch and occasional diners in SH. We were pleased that LF is fresh, pleasant, and still with all its classics. The place seems well managed and the staff seemed happy and professional. The French onion soup was great. The small steak for the bargain-price anniversary meal was tender and good, but not exciting. Similarly, the fries were good but not great. next time, I will go either for one of their hamburgers or an old favorite like coq a vin or their featured fish. I am sure it will be very good and the evening pleasant.

                          12. Y

                            Yasmine

                            Los Angeles

                            98 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            98 reviews

                            Dined on June 10, 2017

                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                            Authentic and delicious french food. Service is excellent. Location is great (heart of Sherman Oaks) Best to make a reservation; does get busy. We took advantage of their June promo to celebrate their 45th Anniversary. What a deal! They're offering it for the rest of the month = onion soup, steak & french fries, champagne for only $20/person!

                          13. KE

                            KEVINC

                            Los Angeles

                            10 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            10 reviews

                            Dined on June 9, 2017

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            I had a very pleasant business lunch in a quiet corner booth. The service was most polite, efficient and unobtrusive. The food, the wine, made for a very enjoyable environment. The location of the restaurant is most convenient and the parking facility easy to approach.

                          14. VC

                            VickiC

                            Los Angeles

                            2 reviews

                            3.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on June 3, 2017

                            overall3food4service2ambience4

                            Acceptable menus choices for french restaurants. Prices are average but everything is alacarte so it can get very expensive for just a dinner out. Service was not great. Had to keep asking for server to come back to table.

                          15. DA

                            DianeA

                            Los Angeles

                            3 reviews

                            4.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on June 3, 2017

                            overall4food5service5ambience5

                            Great French onion soup. Not salty like some. Wonderful ambiance. Nice French bistro cuisine.

                          16. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Los Angeles

                            14 reviews

                            vip
                            3.0

                            14 reviews

                            Dined on May 29, 2017

                            overall3food4service2ambience4

                            The food was very good but the service was extremely slow

                          17. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Los Angeles

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 28, 2017

                            overall4food4service5ambience3

                            I highly recommend. Food was great, service was outstanding.

                          18. DP

                            DrPaul

                            Denver

                            15 reviews

                            4.0

                            15 reviews

                            Dined on May 27, 2017

                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                            We had dined at La Frite many years ago, and were anxious to see if it was still as good. While the menu had changed, and this was a different location, the overall feeling was quite familiar. We arrived at 5:45 on a Saturday evening, and had to leave by 7:00 pm for a play at the Ahmanson, so the restaurant wasn't very busy. While returning here might not be a high priority for us, the experience was quite good.

                          19. DT

                            DrToriLuv

                            Los Angeles

                            2 reviews

                            4.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on May 25, 2017

                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                            La Frite's food is always incredible it never disappoints. Their wine list isn't great but the impeccable service and quality atmosphere makes up for any other lacking elements. True neighborhood gem.

                          20. M

                            Makayla

                            Los Angeles

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 14, 2017

                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                            My family of 5 went for Mother's Day 2017. We have a 5 year old and the kids menu was a good selection. My dad got a steak and it was quite delicious but not medium rare like he ordered. The spinach and tomato crepe that I got was good, but perhaps a little too much spinach. Other than that, food was great. It was busy this day of course. We got chocolate souffles for dessert. They were really good!!! But a tad overcooked. Odd music choices for a cute French cafe though. Overall great food, good service. Average dish cost $16-18.

                          21. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Anchorage

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 14, 2017

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            We had a wonderful Mother's Day brunch at La Fritte. It was a fantastic meal, wonderful service and overall a great experience. I give it an A+!! Each meal was super and the desserts were divine! Particularly noteworthy was the waitress. She was so warm, friendly and genuine - really a rare treat!! We have had many meals at La Fritte and will certainly have many more. It is our favorite French restaurant in LA. We will go back many times in the future.

                          22. PG

                            PatriciaG

                            Los Angeles

                            5 reviews

                            5.0

                            5 reviews

                            Dined on May 9, 2017

                            overall5food5service3ambience4

                            We come here occasionally and everytime we eat here we wonder why we don't come more often. The food is fresh, delicious and well prepared. Service can be a bit slow but if you are with friends just order early and enjoy the ambiance while you visit!

                          23. JC

                            JanC

                            Los Angeles

                            3 reviews

                            3.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on April 30, 2017

                            overall3food2service4ambience4

                            We use to dine here frequently and had not been here in awhile. We were really disappointed. The food was very mediocre but pricey. Our friends ordered the escargot and they said it was not good at all. My husband ordered the Petrale sole and said the fish tasted "old". I had the pan seared salmon and it was "ok"- nothing special about it at all. The waitress was very friendly and service was good but there are much better French restaurants all along Ventura Blvd which we will be going to instead of La Frite. Not sure what happened to it- it use to be much better.

                          24. CS

                            ClayS

                            Los Angeles

                            3 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on April 23, 2017

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Brunch is always awesome at this place. Bring a big appetite because the servings are quite large...but great.

                          25. AY

                            AmyY

                            Los Angeles

                            10 reviews

                            3.0

                            10 reviews

                            Dined on April 23, 2017

                            overall3food4service5ambience4

                            Our server was fantastic and full of personality. We started with the fresh baked croissants and mimosas for brunch. We then ordered the ratatouille a la fromage. It was quite good. My friends both had salads that they thought were about average. I had the shrimp creole on baguette. I am not sensitive to spice and it was incredibly spicy! I would not order it again, I only ate half and had to throw out the other. I would return to try their breakfast, crepes etc. but was disappointed in my meal.

                          26. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Los Angeles

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 9, 2017

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Fantastic brunch with a great Server, Cassidy! Love this place!

                          27. A

                            Almost

                            Los Angeles

                            15 reviews

                            2.0

                            15 reviews

                            Dined on April 7, 2017

                            overall2food3service4ambience3

                            Wine was expensivefir the quality. Crepes seemed over seasoned. Salad was good though and paired nicely with crepe. Bread was delicious. Waitress and serving staff was accommodating and attentive. Quiet atmosphere made for a relaxing experience on a Friday night after a busy week, but food could have been better.

                          28. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Los Angeles

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 2, 2017

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            I've been to La Frite many times in the past years. On this Sunday after seeing and hearing a wonderful classical concert, my friend and I choose this restaurant for an early dinner to end the simply great day. We had no expectations and just decided to try La Frite as it was convenient and the day allowed us to dine outside. We were so pleasantly surprised at our choices which were displayed beautifully and tasted so delicious as well. We shared a lovely salad which came out on individual plates. Then we both had the trout entree which had choices of sauces with a green vegetable and yummy mashed potatoes. The waitress was warm,sweet, and totally accommodating to our needs. The dessert was a surprise as we were also celebrating my friend's birthday. We saved half of the meal and took it home for another day. However, we wiped the dessert plate clean. All in all, dining at La Frite was a great experience from"soup to nuts!"

                          29. s

                            stiles

                            Los Angeles

                            383 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            383 reviews

                            Dined on April 1, 2017

                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                            Mussels, onion soup and pate all very good but we've had better nearby. Bread came out chilled and not hot as usual, but they quickly remedied that when told. Tarte tatin very good as well as are the various hamburgers.

                          30. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Los Angeles

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on March 31, 2017

                            overall3food5service5ambience5

                            Great food - great time - we were celebrating a birthday so I called ahead to see if I could drop off an ice cream cake early and was told they could they would keep it in their freezer. However, when they cut the cake it was super melted - meaning it probably wasn't in a freezer very long - very disappointed as ice cream cake was very expensive! :-(

                          31. CD

                            CharleneD

                            Los Angeles

                            5 reviews

                            5.0

                            5 reviews

                            Dined on March 20, 2017

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            The best part of this restaurant is that you can actually have a conversation without yelling. I am so tired of restaurants being so noisy that I can't even hear myself. The food and service was great. I will definitely go back.

                          32. SB

                            StannyB

                            Los Angeles

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on March 17, 2017

                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                            Returned to La Frite for first time in 25 years. Nice to see not much has changed with respect to a warm, welcoming room and staff and fine cuisine and service. Solid all around, and deserves to survive and thrive in the coming decades. All three of us had different fish dishes and were well-pleased with execution and kitchen creativity. Will return soon!

                          33. s

                            stiles

                            Los Angeles

                            383 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            383 reviews

                            Dined on March 14, 2017

                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                            NEW OWNERS AND SLIGHT CHANGE IN MENU FOR THE BETTER. PRESENTATIONS BETTER NOW. VERY ENJOYABLE

                          34. LL

                            LoLo

                            Los Angeles

                            69 reviews

                            vip
                            3.0

                            69 reviews

                            Dined on March 11, 2017

                            overall3food1service5ambience4

                            This was the worst meal I ever ate. I had trout almondine which was so lemony and way too salty. The mashed potatoes were ice cold as were the rubbery string beans. My husband's fish is was not much better. Our friend's hanger steak was nothing like what is pictured on their web photo and the frites were cold and tasteless.

                          35. L

                            Laiping

                            Los Angeles

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on March 6, 2017

                            overall3food2service5ambience3

                            The food does not match the prices they charge. The waitress was very polite and efficient. I definitely would not go back for their food

                          36. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Los Angeles

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on March 5, 2017

                            overall4food4service3ambience4

                            My main complaint is that they have made their portions much smaller. I like the atmosphere and it is laid out such that conversation with friends is possible unlike so many other places. We have been going here for many years and dinners have gotten smaller. Also, service was a little slower than usual but the removal of dishes was swift; too swift I would say. Some of us were still eating our meals!

                          37. AA

                            AAS623

                            Las Vegas

                            28 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            28 reviews

                            Dined on March 5, 2017

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Great food. Great service. Enjoyed their brunch. The champagne kept coming and they serve a good amount of food.

                          38. A

                            Almost

                            Los Angeles

                            15 reviews

                            5.0

                            15 reviews

                            Dined on March 3, 2017

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            Crepes are a unique alternative to a typical date night dinner. Something different in a quiet romantic environment.

                          39. m

                            mitch

                            Los Angeles

                            2 reviews

                            4.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on March 1, 2017

                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                            Very nice with good food. We were there early so no noise from a crowded room

                          40. JD

                            JohnD

                            San Diego

                            7 reviews

                            vip
                            1.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined on February 25, 2017

                            overall1food3service2ambience1

                            Service started off fine but got worse dramatically throughout the meal. I had taken my wife here for her birthday and was highly disappointed with the arrogance and lack of customer service demonstrated by the managers when they screwed up so badly. We will never dine here again.

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