MEET in Paris

4.2
3096 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Meet in Paris Bistro Lounge brings the Paris bistro to Culver City, serving classic French comfort food and cocktails in a trendy atmosphere. We want our customers to feel at home. Every aspect of the restaurant is crafted to leave our guests with a sense of satisfaction and well-being. We serve generous portions of full-flavored, hearty food. Our dishes are made from the highest-quality ingredients, presented in an elegant yet simple style that honors our French roots and expresses our passion for consistent excellence and creativity.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
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ElanaG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, the wine, and the servers are great!

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SanSan
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Maybe I am a snob, but I am used to dining in the San Francisco Bay area. Those areas master the culinary arts and they don’t start from the plate. They start from the moment you park your car to the person who greet you when you show up at the front desk. The lady greeting us was not enthusiastic and had no energy about her restaurant and was not happy to seat us. They were more concerned about selling their 30% off wines. The server would not talk about their beer because their beer was out of service but she was more than happy to nag us about bottles of wine that were on sale. The truffle fries came out and they tasted like plastic. Obviously they were sitting under a lamp because the Parmesan cheese was so hard and dry that it broke in half instead of being melted. They made an excuse about how that is just the way Parmesan cheese is when it’s heated. The beet salad was good but the goat cheese was not my preference. The bass was very dry almost like leather. The beer came in a wine glass and it was so warm. I don’t know what it is about LA restaurants but this place was not a four-star restaurant. They didn’t charge us for the warm beer, or the stale french fries. I still left a tip because I didn’t want them to think that I was just after a free meal. I do not recommend this place to anyone unless they were opting to go to McDonald’s. Can’t wait to go back to the bay area and eat at a true 5 star restaurant.

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vipPhillip
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was luke warm. Presentation was under average. Relatively small portion looked lost on a large plate. Duck tasted good. No hint of saffran in the saffran bouillabaisse. Just yellow curry. Service was great. Drinks were good. Prices were okay. Would come back, but prob just for drinks and appetizers.

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akikot
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They service was PHENOMENAL, and made our first outing since the pandemic hit an awesome experience. I am wheel chair bound and the restaurant took the time to call me prior to my visit, allowed me to get to the restaurant early, and made sure I was seated comfortably. Thank you so much!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Long wait for food, seated 15 min after reservation time

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vipOscar
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food is good and ambiance inside is quaint but the makeshift outdoor seating is awkward as traffic zooms by and shakes the canopy causing a bit of uneasiness in your dining experience.

MB
MaximeB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I had the soupe à l’oignon, bœuf bourguignon and profiteroles! The soupe à l’oignon was perfect, exactly the same delicious soupe à l’oignon I used to eat when I was living in Paris. The boeuf bourguignon reminded the one my mother used to make during those family winter weekend meals. The profiteroles were good. The cuisine really is what you would have in a French bistrot and is a great place to go to when you want this experience.

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DiningDiva
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and service.

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Froggie
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, the food was delicious. My dinner companion and I both selected the Dine LA choices and were not disappointed.

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foodconnesur
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Mussels are still very good, but they stopped doing all you can eat mussels (and server seemed very surprised that I didn't know about it). Prices are high and portions are not great - paid $15 for two tiny crab cakes. Outside dining right next to the cars racing down Culver Blvd.

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vipJoanz
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Almost non-existent service. Servers were polite but not very visible.

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StraightTalk
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been there before and loved it. If anything, the food was even better this time.

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vipCarolyn
Los Angeles
109 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent mussels. Great service. Nice patio. Pleasant.

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JamieY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for Dine LA. The food was great and service was wonderful. The French Onion soup was the best I had in a very long time. They have a happy hour menu until 6 pm (weekdays only I think).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter. Wonderful service!

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PatrickH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was well prepared, entrees could’ve used sides though. Service overall was good, but were not advised that the offered banquette was $3 extra.

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vipWestsideGirl
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Both my friend and I would drive 100 miles for the fabulous goat cheese and beet salad! Delicious. Also enjoyed the blue cheese burger and frites! Have to love the fun chill vibe of MEET IN PARIS. Had a fabulous lunch with friends!

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DianaM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We went for their Dine LA event. The restaurant was very crowded, so we received little attention from the staff unless we deliberately called someone for help. Then they were quick to help, but we waited a LONG time between courses. Nothing we ate was remarkably good. The boeuf bourguignon reminded me of beef stew my mother made in the Crock Pot. I will not be returning here.

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vipStaceyN
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a well prepared, lovely meal at Meet in Paris this past weekend, The service was quick and professional. They have done a great job setting up expanded outdoor seating It was a very nice and casual dining experience. I best onion soup in town!

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LibbyB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Good food but terrible service. We were there for over 2.5 hours (at lunch!) because service was so slow.

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vipClassic
Los Angeles
157 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Unfortunately, the entire restaurant was seriously understaffed so we were patient during our 21/2 hour stay. The issue here is that the restaurant should have limited seating rather than to accept all comers without a warning that their orders would take a long time to arrive. Our server had a huge station and was overwhelmed but remained positive. After waiting nearly 90 minutes for our entree we received mini-portions of mediocre food (dinela portions should be normal size). The purpose of dinela is to expose a restaurant to new customers who would return. For the future, only accept as many patrons as you can serve properly. Limit seating. If participating in dinela, put your best food forward. It appeared with all of the additional seating, greed was motivating the evening rather than the desire to do what restaurants are supposed to do

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Leli
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The service was really poor for our overall experience. I made a reservation for 4 and was told they only had high-top tables or I could wait for a better table when I got there. Once seated, they only brought out two water cups due to a cup shortage and the waitress never took the initiative of helping us get more water. We had to ask the waitress to bring us water 2 times and she never apologized. We also saw tables right next to us getting served drinks or water by the same waitress who was serving us. The food was good but the side salad was soggy and the fries were overly salty.

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Doji
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

It took 75 minutes to be served our appetizer and that was after I kept asking the waitress to check our order. We finally got our entree 90mintes after we placed the order. We were told that only 2 cooks were on hand and that was the reason for the problem. The food was excellent so I may try it again when DLA ends but if this happens again I will never go back.

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TanyaS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

It took 3 hours to fry our food and by that time, I lost my appetite. Food was good but small portions and way too long of a wait.

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DanielB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

The main problem was that the management seemed to have drastically over-seated this evening, and there were extremely long wait times. Our reservation was for 7pm, and we didn't get entrees until 9:30, desert until 10:30pm. The communication about the delays was not very good, and the manager seemed unwilling to give many discounts or take much accountability for the long delays. The experience could have been much better if she was proactive in her approach, but she seemed to try to be avoiding the conflict / pretending there wasn't a big issue while multiple tables in our immediate vicinity were all clearly very upset.

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vipEddie
Los Angeles
119 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was great!
But it took 30 minutes to get our order in and then 30 minutes for bread to come out and 45 minutes before each additional course. Then 20 before one of us went up and again asked for the check. General apologies were given by the person who finally brought the check, but nothing that felt like it really mattered to the staff.
Our service person was detached And disappeared often for long periods of time. Seems like lots of service people were around but not much food was being brought out. We can see many other tables were looking for their food as well. Saw a hungry gentleman picking the crumbs off the bread plate while waiting for his dish that is no where to be seen.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Overall the whole experience was NOT very good. Checking in was easy but the food took FOREVER to come. Our group was seated at 6:00, we placed the order around 6:15 and we got our appetizers at 7:30ish. Between this one hour, the waitress only came once to deliver our water and drinks, but after that, nothing!!!
The appetizers finally came around 7:30 but it was not hot. The wait time between the starter and main course took another 30-40 minutes. I was super disappointed that the main course was in a very small portion especially waited for so long. And some of the braised beef was still pretty hard, it was not cooked through. They rushed to give us the dessert without putting away the plates from main course. BUT the check came in right away. (The waitress sneaked in the check behind me, without asking how’s everything LOL, I think she knows)
I feel they overbooked their tables or maybe understaffed. It’s truly disappointing because I looked forward to try this place for a while. Unfortunately I don’t think I’d come back or recommend it to my friends.

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StephanieC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We eat at Meet In Paris quiet often and always enjoy the mussels and the Happy Hour specials. We decided to go this Saturday evening for the restaurant week special menu.
All of the food was delicious. We had the onion soup which is one of the best we have tried, along with the lobster ravioli and the beef bourguignon-both delicious. For dessert, we had the profiteroles and berry cobbler- also excellent.
Our only complaint is that they charge you for the bread- it should come with the meals.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Rude waiter, food mediocre and the entire meal took 2 1/2 hours since no waiter was to be found.

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MelissaZ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious and the place is cute. Much of the staff was wonderful, just not our waiter, who rarely came to check on us and always seemed as if we were bothering him.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Food was good. Service was soooo sloooow. Our server was nice but I think she was either overwhelmed or just forgot about us because we were tucked in a corner.

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lorettap
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food

AM
AnnMarieF1
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although our food came out in different orders, our server was very attentive and kept explaining what was going on with the kitchen. We really appreciated knowing that kitchen staff was short so that we were able to be patient with the service. The food was still excellent so who cared if the appetizers arrived after the entrees?

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RADMAN
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I enjoyed the outdoor seating , however the extension of the restaurant for outdoor seating in the street was a little tricky walking over the curb and minor obstacles. The food was tasting the the French wine selection was excellent.

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vipWilliamW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The onion soup was delicious. The main course was luke warm and had to be sent back. The berry cobbler was cold and not fresh. The server was inattentive .,. Maybe he was covering too many tables?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We went for date night on a Friday night really busy and we’re seated in a cold area we asked the to be seated in a warmer area and although they were extremely busy they made it happen for us. They had us wait in the lounge area and Kept checking in on us! The food was okay but the service made up for the experience.

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KarlaR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great experience. Everyone is so friendly and food is delicious!

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ClaudiaE
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I had not been there in a while, due to COVID. But they have set up live music outside, Thursday night, which is really great if want to listen to music. If you want to catch up with friends and chat it is very hard to hear anything other than the music. We sat inside near the door, there was a good amount of airflow as the windows were open. Food is lovely, smaller portions which you can share.

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SteveS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

This was one of our favorite places pre-pandemic and this was the first time we've been back in a couple of years. It was - from start to finish - simply awful. None of the charm - nor the professional staff - remained. Our server appeared bored, high, or both, and was inattentive and unknowledgeable. I asked what liqueur was used in a drink but he didn't really know. when I suggested it might be aperol, he said "yeah. like that". fried calamari was on the happy hour menu but we were told they were out. the bread that used to come to the table was now $3 and appeared to be out of a La Brea Bakery bake at home bag you can buy at Vons. Moule frites used to be the star of the show, but the sauces had none of the delicacy or flavor they did before and the fries - which had been hand cut and fried to perfection in the past - was definitely courtesy of Ore Ida. The space was devoid of warmth and seemed much shabbier. there was a clear lack of pride and the staff exhibited the kind kind of desultory blandness you expect at a drive-thru at 1:00 am. it was my daughter's birthday , we didn't stay for dessert and couldn't get out of their quick enough. We won't be back, and - if this is consistent with how they now operate - the rest of town will be soon to follow.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. But I’ll be going back regularly just for the onion soup! Try and go soon before Dine LA is over!

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MEET in Paris does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. MEET in Paris also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 815-8222.

MEET in Paris is rated 4.2 stars by 3096 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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