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“A welcome change of pace near an intense business district!”
Review of Vercanaille Le - CLOSED

Vercanaille Le
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

A French-educated resident of Los Angeles, I have not been to Paris for over 11 years and was taken to this neighborhood restaurant within an hour of disembarking from a 12 hour trip. My first impression of Paris was that it was very gray (obviously, it has seasons, not like Southern California w/ its perennial sunshine)!

As I always shy away from tourist traps, Le Vercanaille was a welcome change, right from its name which probably won't resonate with foreign visitors. It is located on a well-traveled street, with lots of natural light and simple but elegant white table dressing. Unfussy decor, with a library, and bursts of vividly colored walls, it was like if I had come to a friend's for lunch. The cordial owner and his staff were very pleasant and it seemed that they had many "regulars". We were allowed to pick our own table.

Although I often lunch with clients, French restaurants in L.A. never hit the right note: either too expensive and stuffy or not authentic and inedible. In Paris, at Le Vercanaille, I had to plunge right into the "exotic" dishes rarely served in Southern California, in this case a "langoustine salad" and "ris de veau" (sweetbreads). The langoustine salad was petite but attractively presented with avocado and small bites. The bread and gourmet coffee was very good. The ris de veau with rice was a tad too buttery and cold for me and I regretted not to have selected a more traditional meat dish.

This restaurant wins for social warmth, relaxed atmosphere and should provide a good respite from the stressful business world nearby. I would come back with my own clients if I could but I live more than 6,000 miles away!

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Thank calabasasbroker
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Just few kilometers from Paris, this restaurant serves fresh food, cooked with passion. Superb starters (test the mushrooms), gorgeous meat and fish.
The wine is beautiful and the Camembert too. Panacotta is perfect to finish.Never too lavish, but your hunger is totally happy at the end.

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Thank Germainedesbois
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is a wonderful little place. All the quality you'd expect from a Paris restaurant but without the big price tag.

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Thank George1507
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

We visited this restaurant two weeks ago and had the most delicious steaks. Both meals were cooked to perfection. My wife likes her steak rare and I prefer mine medium. The wine the waiter
reccomended was very good. We had a very plesant evening. I will visit this restaurant again when we return to Paris.

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Thank londondel100
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Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile
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