last night, my wife and i had dinner at le petit chateau. we had not been there since late 1976, just before we were married. at the time, i was working in a real estate office next door.
it did not disappoint. if you like a "club" type atmosphere - very "old school", this is it. a great "old world" bar, and mostly booths, very intimate and private. the service was great.
i ordered the escargot while wife ordered the french onion soup. i wish that the escargot were served in shell (the waitress said that LA city no longer allowed this), but they were good. the french onion soup was outstanding. would definitely order it again. i then had the duck with the cherry sauce, while the wife had the steak diane. both were outstanding. the duck was very crispy on the outside, but moist inside; the steak diane had a lot of flavor and it melted in your mouth. we then shared the crepes suzette. this is a difficult dish - they prepare in the kitchen and flame at the table. it was good, but i have had (and made) better. i like the liquid to caramelize before it is served, and this was only partially done.
bottom line - we will go back again. there are very few places like this left, and we want to support them. if you would like to see what a 1st class french restaurant was like from the 70's - check it out.
full bar and a limited, but very nice wine list.
Le Petit Chateau Restaurant
4615 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91602
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