Bonjour! There’s a restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles that anyone craving a little French food and atmosphere must try. It’s called Le Petit Paris. The restaurant offers up “a quintessential brasserie dining experience” in DTLA’s Historic Core. Le Petit Paris is based in the ground level of the historic 1913 El Dorado Building. The interior is gorgeous! It’s a 400 seat space that features a large dining room, two bars, a mezzanine level and a large outdoor patio… and most important some amazing food.
We started with several appetizers: The Butter Lettuce Heart Salad ($10), the Burgundy Escargots ($14) dressed in garlic and parsley, plus the La Brouillade D’ceufs a La Truffe ($19) which are scrambled eggs with truffles. All three of these dishes were hits.
We moved on to the Lobster Linguini ($29) served with artichokes, tomato confit and lobster cream, plus the “Le Tigre Qui Pleure” ($42) which translates as “The Tiger that Weeps.” Not too sure why it’s called that because it’s Filet Mignon with coriander, shallots, lime and spicy rice. This was one of the most tender and tastiest steak dishes ever! I loved it!
Of course we had to order dessert! The Molten Chocolate Lava Cake ($12) with salted caramel core was delicious, and so was the Bourbon Vanilla Creme Brulee ($10). Yum!
We loved this restaurant. Everything was perfect, including the service (Thanks Tom). My only complaint is the uncomfortable dining room chairs. They are more like patio furniture that belongs around a backyard pool, but otherwise Le Petit Paris is tres bon.
Le Petit Paris 418 S. Spring Street 213.217.4445 LePetitParisLA.com