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Church and State...? the ultimate L.A. French Bistro experience??


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Church and State...? the ultimate L.A. French Bistro experience??

josephnl | Mar 20, 2010 08:45 PM

We just had a very nice dinner at Church and State. The food was very good, the service was very good to excellent, and the ambiance was noisy, but pleasant enough. We must say however, that there is a French bistro in southern California, that although a bit of a drive from downtown L.A., dollar for dollar, will absolutely blow C & S out of the water! Marche Moderne in South Coast Plaza is a French bistro restaurant that is another league totally from C & S!! The cost will be pretty similar, but for food, service and ambiance, it is my opinion that the two restaurants are in totally different categories. Marche Moderne is a white tablecloth resauarant, with superb food prepared by Florent and Amelia Marneau, in a delightful setting with wonderful service. The cost is pretty similar, but the overall experience is not. Marche Moderne is very definitely a special occasion restaurant which will rarely fail to meet the mark. Church and State is also very good, but is not in the same category. See:

Marche Moderne
3333 Bristol St 3001, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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