Julie
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  • Review Count
    6
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    January 14, 2014
  • Last Review
    April 8, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.7
 
 
Julie's Reviews
 
Meet in Paris brings the Paris bistro to Culver City, serving classic French comfort food in a relaxed style. 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. <br /><br />October Breakfast Special! Only for the month of October 2013, Order 1 Breakfast Dish and Get the Second Dish Free!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Food was OK - service very attentiv
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/06/2014
 2012
Dined on 04/06/2014
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I had a frisee salad with lardons. The lardons were tough and chewy and there was too much dressing drenching the salad. But it was pretty good. My husband had a very generous (9 oz) filet of Scottish salmon, grilled and served with green beans. It was good.
People should really order the mussels, because those are what Meet in Paris specializes in. It's a fun Culver City spot.
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Dined on 04/06/2014
 2012
Special Features: great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Welcome to Sprazzo! Come enjoy the romantic flavors of Tuscany in our business casual dining room. Sprazzo Cucina prepares authentic dishes from all regions of Italy, featuring our family recipes of homemade Gnocchi and Ravioli, daily Chef Specials, fresh Seafood choices and homemade delicious desserts. Savor the taste of our delightful bread, made fresh every day and accompanied by our unique Cinelli Balsamic Vinegar. As a Wine Spectator "Award of Excellence" winner ten years running, Sprazzo features more than 250 wine selections. Under the guidance of our knowledgeable staff and celebrated kitchen, <br />a memorable dining experience awaits you!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Just wonderful
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/13/2014
 2012
Dined on 03/13/2014
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"A very relaxed experience. The restaurant was only about half full. I had a spinach salad with grilled shrimp and pine nuts. My companion had a "trio" of corn chowder, a chicken panino and a little salad. All was good. But the BEST was the tiramisu, which the server said was the best he had ever had, bar none, including in Italy. I had to agree. It was very chilled, which made it delicious. It was a big square, which the two of us shared. It was really incredible. I would go back just for that."
Dined on 03/13/2014
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Ray's offers a bold, farm-to-table Mediterranean menu based on seasonal, local ingredients and the restaurant's wood burning oven and grill. A separate bar and lounge, Stark Bar, offers handcrafted, seasonal cocktails and a dynamic menu of small plates.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Always a superior experience
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/09/2014
 2012
Dined on 03/09/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I've reviewed this place many times, but again, lunch on Sunday was fantastic. Butternut squash soup with firm crisp squares of pear and walnuts; crispy farro with pork belly, fried brocollini and a poached egg; and brussels sprouts with thinly shaved some-kind-of-tuna, but it looked like prosciutto. The service is so friendly and helpful. Martin is especially charming and always stops by to chat. We love this place! One glass of wine was complimentary because it was the end of the bottle and not quite a full glass. So nice."
Dined on 03/09/2014
 2012
Special Features: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, great for lunch
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Le P'tit Laurent is owned by Laurent Legendre, whose passion for great food and wine has resulted in a fine reputation in his adopted San Francisco. Born and raised in Paris, Laurent studied at the internationally acclaimed Ecole Hoteliere and worked at top Parisian restaurants Tour d'argent. Elysee Le Notre, Arpege and Amphycles. While on vacation in the United tates in 1996, he fell in love with San Francisco and decided to make it his home. Since then he opened Clementine Restaurant in 1998, Bistro Clement in 2001 and his most recent success Le P'tit Laurent open in July 2007.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Not as good the third time...
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/05/2014
 2012
Dined on 03/05/2014
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We loved this restaurant the first two times, having had fantastic cassoulet, fish, beef dishes and absolutely great friendly service. I reviewed this a couple months ago. But on our third visit, the cassoulet was definitely "off." The duck leg confit was not crispy, and the skin slid off the meat in a greasy lump. The sliced sausage was good, but the third meat, some kind of pork, was mostly fat and inedible. I barely finished half the dish, and it was $29. For $25, my husband got the neighborhood three-course dinner, which was very good. The salad to start is enough to share, as was the dessert (profiteroles). Wine choices are always good. I'm so disappointed about that cassoulet, as it is one of my favorite French dishes."
Dined on 03/05/2014
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem
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For centuries, cafes the world over have provided patrons with entertainment that draws on all walks of life. In these gathering places of art, politics, fashion, and everyday events, cafe-goers partake in a unique convergence of eclectic culture and traditional cuisine. Parisian-inspired Cafe de la Presse continues the trend with international literature, classic fare, and the age-old pastime of dining, relaxing, and conversing in a vibrant atmosphere.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Nice ambiance, but some misses
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/05/2014
 2012
Dined on 03/05/2014
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We were greeted by the French maître d' and shown to a nice table in the downstairs area, which was more pleasant than the frenetic street level part. Service was prompt and friendly. A bay-shrimp salad with avocado, oranges and radicchio. All was good except the avocado was not ripe, it was hard. This is not hard to get right, you just buy avocados in time to let them ripen. The sea bass was just OK, but had very little flavor in spite of the basil beurre-blanc sauce. I might go back."
Dined on 03/05/2014
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Ray's offers a bold, farm-to-table Mediterranean menu based on seasonal, local ingredients and the restaurant's wood burning oven and grill. A separate bar and lounge, Stark Bar, offers handcrafted, seasonal cocktails and a dynamic menu of small plates.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Food excellent as always; service..
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/12/2014
 2012
Dined on 01/12/2014
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Food was excellent: Brussels sprouts salad with dates and persimmons; roasted red turnips with nuts and mint leaves; stupendous sturgeon wrapped in prosciutto; and grilled octopus with burrata, fried brocollini and a chili oil. The octopus was really too salty (I am not sure if it is naturally salty or if the chef did it). We've eaten here many times, but on this occasion, the service was lacking. It took way too long to get even a glass of wine; the waiter was rushed and a little brusque; and he didn't ever come back after he brought the food. Actually, he didn't bring the food, another server did. We just felt a bit abandoned. We will definitely come back. Maybe some people didn't show up that night. But Patina owns many restaurants."
Dined on 01/12/2014
 2012
Special Features: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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