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Le Saint Amour, Culver City


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Le Saint Amour, Culver City

DrHowie | Jun 7, 2009 11:00 AM

This is a new (opened last week) bistro on Culver Blvd. Dinner on Friday night was great. Closest I've felt to a true French casual bistro in a while. Great look, noisy but not overwhelming. Really felt like a sort of updated version of a Paris cafe. There was French being spoken at many if not most tables. OK, the food: the host/owner presented a complementary Kir while we waited for our table (we had reservations). I started with the sauteed veal sweetbreads served with a nice frisee salad. It was delicious; the sweetbreads were not quite as crispy as i would prefer but the flavor was great. My wife stared with the escargot which she really liked. Friends started with the endive/roquefort salad and a green salad which I didn't try. I had the duck confit that came with an oyster mushroom fricasee, and I had to get an order of frites. My wife loved her moules frites (better than Anisette she said). Friends had the roast chicken and the steak au poivre frites. All the mains were absolutely great, well prepared, well plated. The frites were excellent. Service is professional, not intrusive. We all said we'd definitley return. We skipped dessert. The wine list is overhwelmingly French with some very interesting wines and very fair prices. We had a bottle ofRully, and one friend who prefers beer had a Fisher. Dinner for 4 before the tip was $175. I really enjoyed this new addition to the Culver City dining scene and highly recommend it.

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