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Review of Soleil Westwood

Soleil Westwood
Ranked #620 of 10,404 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Westside
Description: Soleil Westwood, a fixture of the neighborhood for over 10 years, sits proudly on the corner of Westwood Boulevard and Wilkins Avenue. Although it’s known primarily for its French cuisine, its roots are from Quebec. Executive Chef and Owner, Luc Alarie grew up in Val-d’Or before moving to Montreal to study at the Institute of Tourism and Hotels. Arriving in Los Angeles over 22 years ago, he fell in love with the city. Having long worked as a waiter and manager at various places in the city, he decided to open his own restaurant, Soleil Westwood.Whether stopping in for a quick lunch during the week, enjoying a relaxing leisurely brunch on the weekend, or spending time over dinner with family or friends, Soleil offers something for everyones’ taste. Choose from a various array of dishes featured on the menu as well as the Chef’s daily specials. Plus, the wine menu and beers of the world selection will aim to please. We look forward to seeing you soon at Soleil Westwood.
Reviewed January 3, 2009

We dined at Soleil Westwood in early January of 2009. The food was mediocre and the service was slow. We were very disappointed and will not return. We went because we had a coupon and even though it was legit and not expired, they would not honor it. We were told there lawyers were working it out but unfortunately, it is against the law to not honor it. We left shocked at their poor attitude and bad food, with or without a coupon, I would not return, the food just is not worth the price.

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Reviewed September 16, 2008

Spend 3 days in Los Angeles having class at UCLA and we found that wonderful little Bistro and we all ate there for 3 days it was just wonderful from the steak Christine to the Glenn &Cathy pasta the crab cake and the desserts .On our last nite at Soleil we ask them to choose our food we were surprised they made us try almost the whole menu that was sinful.Merci merci all of you at Soleil and we will see you soon Marie Leslie Jean Robert steve and Tom.

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Reviewed May 25, 2008

The pasta was one of the worst ever. Pasta with oil and garlic was like noodles and lard. The steak had a mediocre sauce that had to be scraped off. The salad was a sparse pinch of lettuce with balsamic vinnagrette( no other options) The wine list was poorly
represented by cheap overpriced wines but the upside is that there is only a $5 corkage fee. The service was very good and attentive but without a good food product what is the point. The bread was nothing short of a brown and serve roll. All in all I gave them a shot and they failed.

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Reviewed April 5, 2008

Very reasonably priced. Beef stroganof pasta was delicious. Good service and $5 corkage.

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Reviewed February 5, 2008

I first came to Soleil after meeting the owner figuring I would give it a try. What I found is a lovely little restaurant with consistently good food, reasonable prices and a friendly staff. Luc, the owner, greets most everyone that comes through the door and remembers so many patrons it makes my head spin. He has a true love for his restaurant and you can tell. I now find myself at Soleil Westwood once a week or so - it feels like home.

I recommend the poutine on weekends (a Canadian dish of French fries, gravy and cheese curds,) the parmesan fondue, his stroganoff is lovely if you get there when it is on the menu, the crab cakes and pasta have a lovely mustard sauce that blends it together perfectly... and his bourgenion (spelling..sorry) is such a lovely comfort food...

The meals are consistent in quality, which is sometimes hard to find. So far, there is not really anything I have not enjoyed.

If you can catch it, go to one of his wine dinners (reservations required) for a wonderful meal paired with 3-4 different wines - usually around $50 per person.

Park in the Borders lot free for an hour or stop in and spend $5 for up to 4 hours parking.

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