It is funny how they made the interior of the restaurant exactly like 18-19th century buildings in Paris, right down to the creamy yellow walls, water pipes and electrical wires running along the walls, dark wood bar and floors, wooden tables and chairs, tiny vestibule and TV above the bar. Except you know you're in California because it's sunny and there are no tall buildings across a narrow street that would otherwise completely block any light from getting in. And no choking cigarette smell.
I could eat there every day for 3 weeks before I ate everything appealing on the menu. All the classic French diner stuff is there: multiple pates and rillettes of many different animals, croques Madame et Monsieur, cornichons, other pickled vegetables, onion soup, salad and sandwich Nicoise, cassoulet (which is what I had, and it serves 2 as an entree), mussels, pommes frites, coq au vin, raw oysters, smoked salmon..... Just everything you can think of served in a little hole in the wall place in Paris.
And the never ending Epi bread with salted butter.
And if you like the classic European sprits like Campari and Pernod and all of that herbal, floral stuff in your mixed drinks, you will love it here. If you can't eat, just sit at the bar.
This is casual, not dress-up at all. It is loud, filled with people munching their pommes frites and eating their sausage and duck legs and washing it down with inexpensive wine or beer, laughing. It's fun!
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