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thalengalen
thalengalen

08/17/2006

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Go for the pastry

Try the flourless chocolate cake. It's incredible. The bar is good, the pastry is excellent, the coffee can be wonderful.

It's fun to sit outside and see Los Feliz go by. Sit there with coffee and pastry after buying books up the street.

The current art in the back room is awesome.

schoolcg
schoolcg

08/01/2006

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Incredible pastry

I highly recommend this place for the pastry homemade.
I felt like in Paris
Good job and please never forget that the quality of your food is wonderful, so please just keep going.

damdam
damdam

06/06/2006

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A unique experience !!!

Figaro Bistro is the only organic restaurant in town maybe in the US. They make their own bread and pastries. Their menu is 100% Organic, bread (no salt, no yeast, no oil...) Pastries are organic and made with natural unrefined wood sugar, the meat is grass fed to finish, some of the wines are organic and even biodynamic for those who know what that means...u will get the highest quality food you can ever imagine. Of course prices are a little high for a bistrot, but hey you pay for the quality.......I recommend anyone to go there and ask for their brochure so that you understand what Figaro is about, it's always better to know before you criticize...It is really a unique genuine french place....I have seen so many VIPS, I guess they find something unique in this place....some others don't...let this place to the people who deserve it !!!

backstagegroupie
backstagegroupie

06/03/2006

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Snotty...for what? the atmosphere

The waiters feed off of each others negativity and are just plain rude. They get off on being rude and making people wait. It's their mantra. I asked one waitress a question and she said, ""I don't speak English I'm sorry"" The atmoshere is nice, very authentic Parisian, though I was treated better in Paris. It's mostly for people who think they are cool pretending to make movie deals while pretending to eat good food. Only in L.A.

fvillegas
fvillegas

05/09/2006

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French Food

Although, Figaro serves up some great French food, everytime I go there I get the mussels and fries, which hands down are the best in town.

daceg
daceg

05/04/2006

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Horrible food, ridiculous prices, nice decor

$100 for two horrible main dishes (pork loin and chicken, both of which had absolutely no taste and were seriously undercooked), two beers, and a side of broccoli (which was actually good). no appetizers, no dessert and no wine. way too expensive for what you get. don't bother.

guava69
guava69

03/25/2006

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User review by guava69

Haven't been for a long time ,what a change it is now expensive and the service is mediocre,i won't go back

toothfairy
toothfairy

02/16/2006

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Wow, this place has changed

We'd been some years ago on a few occasions and were back in the neighborhood but my oh my- obscure,rather pompous menu and the prices had sky rocketed. Being a vegetarian I tried ordering some fries and spinach- would've cost 18 bucks. We decided to leave.

anonpatron
anonpatron

02/14/2006

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Never Again

Figaro used to be lovely. However, they have halved their portions and doubled their prices. The service is inattentive. The food is unexceptional. The prices are ridiculous. Not worth visiting.

righteousbro
righteousbro

01/26/2006

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If you want a good meal....

Then don't go here. It's over-priced, lacking in taste, and it seems like people in the kitchen just don't care about what they serve. I give Figaro Bistro credit for being organic and for adding no salt, but the meal was very unsatisfying.

I spent over $70 on a *decent* warm goat cheese salad, 1 glass of decent red wine, and a plate of AWFUL undercooked CRUNCHY risotto.

Contrary to other reviews I thought the service was outstanding. That is the only thing I can honestly recommend about this restaurant.

kirkwilson
kirkwilson

01/07/2006

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Expensive

We were in Figaro the other night and the wine list is very expensive, I feel overpriced. I asked the bartender to taste our wine because I thought it had turned and she said she had chewing gum in her mouth. She insinuated that the wine was not very good and not worth ordering because it was the cheapest wine they had by the glass, so, regardless of her taking her gum out, it would be hard to tell if the wine was drinkable or not. If you are going to charge a lot for your wines and food, make sure the staff is up to par with your prices and knowledgeable of your product. On top of that, make sure your servers don't embarrass your costumers for not ordering the most expensive things on the menu.

winwook
winwook

01/02/2006

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Expensive

Not a fan.

foodie304
foodie304

12/11/2005

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BE WARNED...

Setting is great-very French, romantic. Except, BAD FOOD plus a waitress from hell. Starters- wine, soup, frog legs (okay). Main-The ahi tuna arrived WELL DONE, the oxtail looked like minced beef?? Then we asked if they gave us a wrong order she said ""No, this IS the oxtail"". Moments later, the waitress came by ""Yea, were out of oxtail, the kitchen replaced it with something else."" Twenty minutes later, WITHOUT SAYING A WORD, she took our (full) plates. The bill was about $130, EVERYTHING ON IT. The manager took off the oxtail (bill now $90). We paid and left hungry. Maybe it's idealistic to expect a higher end restaurant like Figaro to have enough common sense/courtesy to take back food prepared incorrectly or even inform their customers of a dish that is unavailable, instead of TRYING TO DECEIVE, replacing it with something else hoping they wouldnt notice.

dchirrick
dchirrick

12/02/2005

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Very disappointed!!!

My husband and I have been here several times for desert, but never had dinner. We were very disappointed with our meal. We had tried to order fondue, which was not available on a Friday night. Instead we ordered a cheese plate, thinking it was a assortment of cheeses. Wrong, it was olny goat cheese with little bits of apple and salad. For my main course, I had a chicken dish which was very dry. For desert we again tried to order a creme brulee, which was not available. My husband and I have had better food at just as nice or nicer resturants for not as pricey a menu. We will not be going back to Figaro.

akira101
akira101

10/13/2005

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i'm in france!!

my gfriend and i had desert here one evening and she adored the place. personally i love the ambience and setting of this restuarant: i'm in france. again, my gfriend and i had desert and we had desert wine each and it came out to nearly $50. is that a lot to you? personally, it was well worth it!

dancing6queen3
dancing6queen3

10/03/2005

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Fantastic French Restaurant

I love this place- in fact, it's where I've chosen to spend my birthday later this week. The food is fantastic as is the atmosphere. Though it is a bit on the pricey side, I find it's well worth. A lot of the expensive restaurants in LA don't have the great food to back the prices, but Figaro does.

italianeli
italianeli

09/07/2005

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taste of paris and europe

being pure italian (and always proud to be) when I'm in LA (that I adore!) I sometimes look for an european corner such as Figaro for my breakfast. Nice nice nice croissants (although a little too buttery for me), especially the pain au chocolate. And the cafe au lait? Delicieus!
However, I can't say anything about dining. I always see a lot people at night but I have not experienced a dinner there so far. Maybe time has come?

boomshack
boomshack

02/23/2005

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Delicious food ruined by poor service

My girlfriend had been there twice before and highly recommended it. Food was great, but the service not. The hostess, friendly at the beginning, soured when we asked to be seated at another table since the one we were offered at first was way too cramped with us essentially sharing the long table with strangers.

Her coffee took forever to come out and when we asked about it, our waiter abruptly replied that he could not go faster than the kitchen and then brought it out without a spoon and it was room temperature. We sent it back and he stood there saying it wasnt his fault that there were no spoons. The food runner was very good and courteous though. After we were done we waited 15-20 minutes for the check while our waiter ignored us. We complained to another waitress who took another 5 minutes to bring it.

runway17
runway17

11/17/2004

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good food, a little pricey for the area

this venue tends to change identities every few years... changed ownership? either way, this time the pastries and desserts are organic, rustic and unusual, if pricey. the food is also the same. the prices went up about 30-40% with the new menu. the food is better and more unusual, but it makes it a little difficult to go as often when dinner entres average $25 and dessert averages $8. used to be more like $15 for dinner which is affordable for the younger crowd in the area. oh, well, is still good, so i go.

luvbuniz
luvbuniz

08/17/2004

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Delicious but expensive treat

If you ever want to treat someone to some delicious French food, take them here. I ate a perfectly succulent duck and my friend had some scallops. The portions are large, the wine menu extensive. The waitresses were very helpful and knowledgeable when it came to the wine list. Overall, recommended.

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Hours
Regular Hours
Mon - Thu:
Fri - Sat:
Sun:
Extra Phones

Phone: 323-662-2874

Phone: 323-662-0278

Fax: 323-662-2874

Payment method
visa, master card, all major credit cards, amex, diners club, discover
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
Los Feliz, Central LA, Greater Griffith Park
AKA

Bistro Cafe

Figaro Cafe

Figaro Bistro

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Figaro Bistrot

Categories
French Restaurants, American Restaurants, Bakeries, Bar & Grills, Caterers, Continental Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Caterers, American, French, European, Bakeries, Continental, Bar & Grills

Alcohol: Yes, Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

Good For Groups: Yes

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