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Greater Echo Park Elysian
1.7 miles from Chinatown
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Reviewed December 28, 2019

I've enjoyed French cuisine, both "haute" and "country" since my first trip to Paris when I was 12 in the 1960s, and I have to rank this among the best. We were taken by friends whose favorite restaurant this is - one immediately notices the...vast, comfortably decorated spaces - the main dining room contains well spaced, large banquettes, heavily upholstered with floor and wall treatments that help to mute sound and make conversation easy, a luxury in modern restaurant dining and reminiscent of restaurants long gone in the more glamorous days of the 1940s and 1950s. We opted for "traditional" service, i.e., a bottomless tureen of delicious soup (in this case the Friday special vegetable which was more complex in flavor than most I've had), a salad (in my case a REAL Caesar Salad - if it hasn't got anchovies it's not a Caesar - perfectly done, by the way, with just the right amount of cheese), and an entree, which was a really well done Chicken Breast a la Diable - I was very fond of the sauce which I had never had before, and the breast was properly sliced, pounded and very moist/tender and served with steamed fresh vegetables and rice. I could not decide on desert from the varied menu so our hosts suggested a superb Tarte Tatin which did not disappoint. Unfortunately we learned that the property had been sold to a developer and that the restaurant will close temporarily in the coming year and re-open in a smaller space in the apartment building to be built on the current site. While I'm sure the food will be just as extraordinary, it will be a shame to lose the comfortable, dining spaces of the current restaurant - we will definitely be returning as often as we can to sample other items on the menu and enjoy the current ambience before that happens. You should too.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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MikeT4329, Owner at Taix French Country Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2020

Wendell, I'm so glad your friends introduced us to you. It's wonderful you enjoyed our French country cuisine. I look forward to welcoming you back soon and often! Merci, Mike T., Owner

Reviewed December 1, 2019 via mobile

Stoped by to have a meal in the quite confines of Taix. This is where you can hear a conversation with those at the table with you. Unsure as to how long this restaurant will remain open. We come once or twice a year, usually...after a Sunday afternoon concert at Walt Disney Hall and the LA PHIL. It is a very convenient 6 minute drive. Alas, Bernard, a long time waiter has retired at 90 years of age. Wish him well. Dinner for 4, 2 orders of Trout, 2 orders of Steak Frites. Lovey fish, perhaps to much mushroom sauce, comes with rice, used to be with green beans, will ask for those next time. The steak, cooked perfectly, a little heavy on the peppercorn sauce, delicious French Fries, some of the best. Pinot Noir went well with meat, Prosseco with the fish. Good food, lovely space.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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MikeT4329, Owner at Taix French Country Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2019

I'm so glad you enjoyed everything from the pinot noir to the steak! Thank you for sharing your dining experience. We are here to stay, so we look forward to continuing to see you! Merci, Mike T., Owner

Reviewed November 28, 2019

The restaurant moved to this location in 1962 from it's Little Tokyo location at 321 Commercial Street. I didn't realize how popular this restaurant could be and luckily I made reservations for dinner the night before Thanksgiving. They offer valet parking for $3.50 and once...you walk inside you step back in time by decades. Our waiter has been working here for 37 years and he took our order of Lamb Shank and a chicken dish. The food was very good and very filling. If you have a special occasion to celebrate it's worth trying this gem out for a change.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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MikeT4329, Owner at Taix French Country Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2019

Thank you for letting our future guests know a little more about our history. I'm glad you enjoyed the lamb and chicken. Hoping to see you again soon for another meal! Merci, Mike T., Owner

Reviewed November 11, 2019

In a city marked by mediocre food and poor service Taix is a gem! In business for over 90 years, sadly the property has been sold and the restaurant will be closing in the near future. I love to eat in the bar with its...original decor and fireplace. The food is always consistent and the frog legs are one of my favorites. The staff can't do enough to make sure your visit is wonderful. Taix, you will be missed.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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MikeT4329, Owner at Taix French Country Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded December 9, 2019

Thank you for calling us a gem! I'm glad you enjoy joining us at the bar. Also, I have some good news for you: We are here to stay, so we look forward to continuing to see you! Merci, Mike T., Owner

Reviewed September 9, 2019 via mobile

Spent major holidays and family get togethers in this charming restaurant. When I first started to come here I was in my mid-twenties , and 40 years later it is closing.Lots Angeles will never be the same without it, to me it will be always...a nostalgic place. It is sad but all the old restaurants of yesterday are merely a memory. This restaurant always was great, never will forget the beef.tongue special plate on Mondays during lunch. Bowls of refillable soups and desserts tickled the palate with a food aelection of California and French wines to wash it down with. The waitress in the bar area.is gone way before , living across the street and walking to work a few hours during lunch. The stained glass wondowlets decorated the bar area and there was a sense of neighborhood intimacy about the neighborhood. After dinner , my wife and I took a stroll, inadvertently enjoying the air, and soaking in the sights and scents of echo park. Amee McPherson's church was a constant marvel along the stroll. Hope to go there before closing, scheduled 1 year from now.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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MikeT4329, Owner at Taix French Country Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2019

William, thank you so much for your patronage. I have good news for you: We are here to stay! Looking forward to continuing to see you soon for all your favorite dishes. Merci, Mike T., Owner

Reviewed July 30, 2019

Party of 50, we had 3 pre-selected entrees plus mac and cheese for kids. Food was very good, service was excellent. Simple salads, nicely prepared and not over dressed. Chicken was delicious. Valet parking was convenient and very reasonably priced. A very good value. Excellent...for midsize and larger events.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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MikeT4329, Owner at Taix French Country Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2019

I'm thrilled your party enjoyed the food and service here, Mark -- thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Hoping to welcome you back for another meal soon. Merci, Mike T., Owner

Reviewed July 22, 2019

This place is a LA classic! You can't go wrong with anything you eat here. The service and wine were top-notch and came for restaurant week which was a steal!

Date of visit: July 2019
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MikeT4329, Owner at Taix French Country Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2019

Thank you for calling us an LA classic! I'm glad you enjoyed joining us for restaurant week. I hope to welcome you back soon! Merci, Mike T., Owner

Reviewed July 9, 2019

This 90 years old restaurant is our favorite whenever we come to L.A ( Every other year, to visit our son and family). Even though it is very elegant, in an old-fashioned, European way, kids are welcome (and ours behaved accordingly) and besides to well-dressed...ladies and gentlemen, we saw people dressed very casually, it is California, after all... The food was, as usual, excellent (great steak) except for the pasta which was over-salty and the kids didn't like (we took a doggy-bag). The service was correct - not too friendly, as befits French restaurants. Hopefully, we'll come again in due time. Valet parking is a mere $3.50More

Date of visit: June 2019
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MikeT4329, Owner at Taix French Country Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2019

I'm honored Taix is a favorite of your family's! It's wonderful you enjoyed the steak. As for the kids, I'm sorry to hear they weren't fans of the pasta. Looking forward to the next opportunity we get to show you an even better dining experience....More

Reviewed June 29, 2019

So, I love French food and I love an experience. I really love Vichyssoise and seek it out everywhere I go. Saw that Taix features a warm potato and leek soup on Saturdays. It is Saturday and here I am, having just consumed an entire...TUREEN of the stuff. My dear waiter even put it in the wine cooler to make it a “cold” vichyssoise for me. Didn’t work, but it didn’t matter. I enjoyed every drop. Mussels were delicious as well. And he suggested a lovely Chardonnay to complete my feast. The vibe is old school, for sure. Dined in the dark wood bar area. So quiet and perfect for a solo lunch. Thank you Taix for being who you are and I will dine here every time I come to LA. I promise.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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MikeT4329, Owner at Taix French Country Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2019

I'm thrilled you enjoyed your vichyssoise so much! It's fantastic you liked the mussels and chardonnay as well. Looking forward to the next time you're back in LA! Merci, Mike T., Owner

Reviewed June 25, 2019

I'm a French teacher who brought his students to have a classic French lunch after visiting the Getty. This place has all of the quintessential French dishes one would expect and the hospitality was greatly appreciated. My intermediate level French students were able to order...in French and they tried a variety of dishes from Ratatouille to escargot. It was a joy for me to see them embrace a new culture outside of the classroom. I hope to repeat this experience soon and would encourage other French teachers to include this place as an authentic spot if you can't afford the trip to Paris. Merci mille fois!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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MikeT4329, Owner at Taix French Country Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2019

It's wonderful to hear that you and your French students enjoyed your meal with us. Thank you for sharing your experience. I hope this will be a tradition with your classes for years to come! Merci, Mike T., Owner

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Taix French Country Cuisine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4