MEET in Paris - Brentwood
Simply terrible, in fact deplorable. The allure of Paris? Forget it.
Service from all staff, particularly Priscilla was excellent. Enthusiastic and ready to assist. Ambiance felt a bit like a restaurant in a strip mall (it was.) Energetic atmosphere and quite loud during dinner. Food was crafted with care and neatly presented. Had the DineLA Trout entree and really enjoyed it. Restaurant doesn't have a liquor license yet, so BYOB or grab one from the nearby Whole Foods. Free corkage was offered. Will return and recommend!
Great friendly service. But the food seemed just alright. Ordered the trout which had absolutely no flavor, tasteless.
Also, the salad dressing was not great. Don’t know where the recipes come from but need some reworking. Is it the chef or the recipes?
The dessert, a Leche cake was ordinary and the cappuccino much too strong.
Overall, disappointing. Was thrilled to have a French bistro in our hood! Hope they do some tweaking.
Love their sister restaurant in Culver City. The food here was fine but the ambiance was lacking. The overall design of the restaurant is quite bland.
This is a very attractive French "bistro" in a strip mall in Brentwood. We went for lunch. The service was excellent and it was possible to have a conversation. The food was OK but not outstanding. The bread was crispy and delicious. The ice tea tasted odd. The onion soup was good and heavy on the cheese. Given that mussels are a featured dish, we were surprised at how small they were. The French fries that accompany the mussels arrived about 12 minutes after the mussels -- and were soggy, not crisp. My salad was excellent. The prices are very reasonable.
Very good neighborhood French Bistro friendly and great food
We love this new addition to Brentwood. Can’t wait to go again and again.
What a wonderful experience at this new location for MEET in Paris. We actually found this location nicer than the smaller location in Culver City. We went for the dineLA special and all four in our party were completely satisfied. Service was excellent and the owner checked with all the tables to make sure everything was ok. This location has only been open a short time and sometimes things don't go well, however not at MEET in Paris. As of now they don't have a liquor license so you can bring your own wine and there is NO corkage charge. A very nice touch. We will certainly come back. The other couple lives closer to Culver City, but would prefer to come to Brentwood!
We were early for our reservation and were seated immediately. I had steak frites with a filet and my husband had moule frites.
The food was cooked perfectly and the portions so large that we had to pass on coffee and dessert.
The only thing to add to the description was how to park. We ended up valet parking at an Italian place up the street and only saw the parking lot after we were seated. The intersection is strange, so some hints would be helpful.
Good food, good service, what I call Friday Lunch Noise. Busy but could conduct conversation without repeating or interruption. Would recommend.
Very cute local Brentwood spot. Very attentive service. Very accommodating. Prices reasonable. Only glitch was that they were unable to make Change for folks who wanted to pay with cash? Seemed strange. Maybe just a glitch that night?
The restaurant is great, friendly and tables fat apart.
No liquor license yet. Don’t forget to take your own bottle. Ambience different from Culver City location but should catch up as more patrons find the Brentwood location.
Will be going back.
Food and service was terrific. I recommend highly.
Not much of an atmosphere ... certainly not "French". Food was merely okay. Not a fan of mushy ratatouille. Probably won't return. Not enough of an asset to the neighborhood.
WOW! A great new FRENCH spot in the sea of Italian places on San Vicente. It's as good as their place in Culver City and will soon become a westside favorite. Welcome to the neighborhood.
M in P recently took over the former Spago space. It's an upgrade from one of it's other locations in Culver City. No liquor license quite yet, but you can BYOB.
Happy to have a French spot at the old La Scala location. The decor is sad but hopeful they will update soon.
Great...fun...dining experience and it's about time we had a choice other than Italian.
We really enjoyed our meals & look forward to trying everything. The ambiance & menu reminded me of a real Paris cafe. The service was attentive without being intrusive. We'll be back.
I’m kinda biased, been going to the Culver City location for years, and been a big fan. What really excites me is that we finally have a French option in Brentwood.
The food along with the service was fantastic, no liquor license and the decor isn’t finished but it is a soft opening right now.
Bring your favorite bottle and enjoy some good French dishes right in our hood.
We waited one and a half hours before entree was brought to table. Long time before waiter could get over to open our bottle of wine that we brought. Not enough wine glasses for everyone which I thought was inexcusable. Escargots were lukewarm. We were charged $2 for an extra side of fries we never got. I ordered a bowl of onion soup which I was charged for but only got a cup.
In the end, the waiter gave us the check belonging to the table next to us. Finally got ours but with all of the midtakes on it I have mentioned above.
Very disappointed as we have loved the Meet in Paris in Culver City. This one has a way to go before being ready for the Brentwood crowd. Not an easy crowd to please!! But really???
But for the waiter it would have been very good. Too pushy and interrupted all the time.
We have enjoyed the original Culver City location for several years. We are delighted to have the new Meet in Paris in Brentwood. Warm welcome, great food, excellent service, totally charming evening. We shall return often.
Wonderful addition to Brentwood. We enjoyed lunch there this week. The omelette was prepared very well and was NOT over cooked as many restaurants usually do. My salmon salad had a delicious piece of salmon over a bed of lettuce and quinoa. A champagne dressing was served on the side. I look forward to going back for dinner. The ambience is fine but could probably be refined a bit with the addition of more plants, etc.
The food was wonderful and the host was so helpful and polite. The wait person was equally helpful and polite. I had the salmon which was very good and the chocolate mousse dessert was so good too.
Our first impression was the space was cold, that is, the decor had an uneven appearance. Some tables had white table cloths and others red and white checked plastic, the effect was confused. The music was too loud and unsuitable. As a jazz fan, I had no problem with the type but the modern jazz with intermittent percussive intervals combined with high volume made it very difficult to converse and was annoying. They did turn the sound level down for us but only briefly.
We had a nice but inexperienced waitress who didn’t not follow up nor follow thru in a timely fashion. The older gentleman who seemed to be assigned busing duties appeared confused, unwilling and resentful although we had no requests nor interaction with him. The host/owner was gracious and seemed to have knowledge about running a restaurant but everyone else was unprepared and not functioning properly. The food quality was good overall but the presentation needs work. We shared an artichoke but our small plates were removed when it arrived making eating it very awkward. Additionally, the dipping sauce served was so tiny an amount it even looked silly.
While the manager was very gracious, that didn’t compensate for the issues we had. Least and finally, the huge open area in the establishment contributes to the cold impression....... personally I’d put a soft blue or green on the walls and a few well placed subtle prints on the walls. All tablecloths should be white and each table should have a small center piece, a little clay pot with flowers...something to add color. I would not push the tables right up against the wall but away maybe 4-5 inches. The awkward center could do with a round, mid-size, rustic, heavy table with a substantial centerpiece. The table would be a place for people waiting to stand by to pursue menus and set drinks. I want this restaurant to succeed! All the issues are solvable....the food was good.
The absolute BEST French food I have ever had, this new Meet in Paris location is charming in the heart of Brentwood, service is very attentive although the place was packed but the food was the highlight of the experience. They put a lobster thermidor with a gruyere crust on the menu which was divine! and the mussels were plump and delicious also. I will return soon and bring friends.
Brand new so they need a little time but I think it is a welcome addition to the neighborhood. Delicious beet salad good mussels, etc. lovely waitress and very friendly and warm staff,
Honestly, we left before eating. Will try this restaurant in maybe 6 months when they have gotten their act together. The restaurant was full... and there were maybe two servers, one busperson, and one person working behind the counter. We were seated by a wait person, with NO menus. Eventually, we got water and break. I got up to get a menu. I heard complaints about the service and mediocrity of the food in tables all around us. In addition, there is no beer and wine license...no wine with French Food???? So, we walked out. Will give them another chance much later.
Sélection of menu items Is reminiscent of the Culver City Meet in Paris location prepared well and served in a petite café that was relaxing and enjoyable.