Lovely wife took me to Cheval Bistro for a surprise birthday date.....
This restaurant is EXACTLY what a french bistro should be. Elegant, but not stuffy. Simple, delicious food served without fanfare in rich surroundings.
I love Cassoulet and it's not on many menus these days so I took advantage. When it came to the table it didn't disappoint. It was served in a low ramekin-like dish wit a layer of beans on the bottom, a duck leg, a generous piece of pork belly, and a sausage.....
It was a little bit of heaven. I ALMOST finished the whole thing and had the duck leg the next day for lunch. If you like this sort of thing, don't think twice. Order it.
The vibe in the restaurant is very relaxed, but their attention to detail is terrific. For dessert we had the Ile Flottante which was delicious.
I'm not sure they have a sommelier, and if there was one criticism of the restaurant was that their wine list was somewhat limited. Other than that, it was a home run and we'll certainly be back. My wife had the Moules Dijonnaises (Mussels in broth) and it was very good as well. The sauce was a more creamy than "brothy" which was our only complaint. But this is a personal preference.
Maybe it's not cool to mention another restaurant in a review, but this restaurant compares directly with Kendall's Brasserie in Downtown LA which is our regular haunt after Disney Concert Hall shows. We love that place and having almost the SAME THING locally is awesome. We'll definitely be back.
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