I went for Christmas dinner last night, and I wasn't really impressed.
The food was decent enough, but the atmosphere was really lacking. There was nothing really French about this restaurant.
The bread was not a French bread, although it was warm.
The sauce on the Veal Sweetbreads was lacking flavor depth. I would have appreciated a little more contrast with the richness of the sweetbreads.
Following this appetizer, i had the cassoulet.
Although the meat was tender, it was lacking in flavor.
The tomatoes in the heirloom tomato salad were rock hard.
Overall, the food was just uninspiring.
Service was good, although as I said, the atmosphere was lacking.
There were children crying, and they were playing the same Christmas songs that I'd heard in the Westside Pavilion earlier that day.
C'est la premiere et la dernière fois.
La Cachette Bistro
1733 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401