The newly opened Le Saint Amour is perhaps the closest thing the LA area has to a truly French bistro, the casual sort of place you might find back in Europe. “Great look, noisy but not overwhelming. Really felt like a sort of updated version of a Paris café,” says DrHowie. “There was French being spoken at many if not most tables.”
All the bistro standards—moules frites, duck confit, roasted chicken, steak au poivre—are “absolutely great, well prepared, well plated,” says DrHowie. Appetizers are nice, too, with well-flavored sautéed veal sweetbreads. “Everything was a hit,” says NAspy. There’s a lovely charcuterie plate, with mouthwatering veal pâté, and country pâté with pistachios. And the monkfish is great too—it comes on the bone, with an excellent butter sauce.
“I absolutely loved the place. Truly authentic French,” says adelly. There are even pig’s feet and very traditional boiled, pungent pig’s intestine.
Gastrogourmet has already been a few times, and particularly recommends braised lamb, merguez sausage over cooked carrots, sweetbreads, and salmon pâté.
Le Saint Amour [Westside - Inland]
9725 Culver Boulevard, Culver City
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