French Invasion

Le Relais De l'Entrecôte

Le Relais de l’Entrecôte Opens in Los Angeles

It rained all weekend, which always slows down the pace of LA in a good way. We decided to go on a little travel adventure without leaving town in the form of a leisurely Parisian-style lunch at the newly opened Le Relais de l’Entrecôte—as in, it’s been open one week.

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Come on, we’d better hurry before the lines are out the door (like they can be in London & Paris); they don’t take reservations.

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Seriously, I’ve never felt more like I was in Paris than when I was actually in Paris.

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The wait staff is dressed in uniform, and they address you in French when they come to your table.


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Though I was familiar with the bistro chain and knew they were known for steak, I didn’t know that steak is the only thing on the menu. And by the way, there is no menu.

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We were told they have three red wines, two white wines and one rosé. It’s genius, really. I’ve grown tired of making so many decisions in life, haven’t you?!

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It’s spring. I got the rosé, obviously.

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And for les Américains,, a side of ice. Just like they do in France.

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First course is a classic frisée with Dijon vinagrette.

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The main dish is steak with pommes frites, both cooked to perfection and smothered in their famous secret sauce.

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The steak is brought from the kitchen to a side table, where they slice it and keep it warm. You are served once and then the same thing again.

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At the very least, come for the Profiteroles Au Chocolate.

Just so you aren’t shocked, our bill was around $100. Since there’s no menu, there was no way to know.

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But as my mama always says, if you have to ask, you can’t afford it. N’est-ce pas?

Le Relais de l’Entrecôte.  8755 Melrose Ave.  West Hollywood, CA 90069. 310-358-9021

2 thoughts on “French Invasion”

  1. Molly, I loved this! Have a great week with your mom and Jack. Hope they arrived ok. I couldn’t get my text to get through to her, for some reason. Love, Sandy

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