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“A neighborhood gem!”
Review of Cafe Beaujolais

Cafe Beaujolais
Ranked #544 of 10,140 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We regret not having discovered Cafe Beaujolais sooner! The bustling bistro atmosphere, the eclectic and happy crowd, the bilingual waiters, and the solid, french cuisine all made for a delightful evening. The petit filet and lamb chops were both excellent, and the $27 bottle of pinot was very good. You feel like you're in France in this wonderfully unpretentious place, and we will surely go back soon and often.

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Thank DHBall
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

We live close and have heard about Cafe Beaujolais, but never ventured there until this past weekend. Did not have a reservation on a Saturday night (I do not believe they take rez on Friday or Saturday), but arrived before 7:00, which is a must. We were seated within 10 minutes at a great booth location (most tables are almost community style). Shortly after we were seated, the place got packed with people waiting. Still, it appeared they were able to seat everyone fairly quickly.

SERVICE: Very attentive
AMBIENCE: Simple, yet appropriate. Noisy and crowded in certain areas of restaurant
FOOD: This is where I have mixed feelings. For the price, I believe the food is 4 star. If, however, you are expecting true French food at it's highest quality...go somewhere else.
We had fish of day (very good), Halibut (very good), Filet Mignon (good), onion soup (good but sherry sweet), goat cheese salad (good) and two desserts (very good).
WINE: Nice surprise recommendation by waiter for a French Pinot Noir that was a $27 bottle but tasted better than our more expensive $37 cabernet bottle that we ordered on our own.

We would go again,

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Thank trojanking
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Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

When you hear other diners speak French, you know this place must be authentic. We heard of this place from searching French restaurants in the area. The reviews are mostly favorable, prompting us to check it out. The place is cozy, a bit too dark to our liking, though. The wait staff were very attentive and very friendly. Would have given them higher scores if menu was not limited.

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Reviewed September 27, 2012

So the love of my life decided to surprise me with a wonderful 2-year anniversary dinner... :) (Ahh, I love it when a man takes charge, researches and finds the perfect dining experience to surprise you with!)

Located on busy Colorado Blvd. in Los Angeles (Eagle Rock), is this charming little neighborhood French bistro named Café Beaujolais.

The atmosphere is most delightful. Mustard colored walls with French art-deco posters of Champaign and chocolate advertisements. The chandelier lighting is dim, perfect for a romantic dinner. All the waiters are strappingly-handsome men with fabulous accents, mainly French. The restaurant boasts an open kitchen and the air is filled with the scent of roasted garlic, toasted saffron, fresh rosemary… and so much more!

We were seated in a cozy alcove with a view of the street. Despite their slogan printed on their business card that reads: “Everything French...But (even) the Attitude! :)”; all I can say is.. The only attitude we got was more than accommodating.

Our attentive waiter, Christian brought over a basket with the most light and airy baguettes we’ve ever tasted! Our dinner started with the ‘escargots in garlic butter’. Plump, juicy escargot swimming in roasted garlic, with salty-sweet French butter. Mmm, simply divine… Next was a bowl of creamy yet light, split pea soup (to which we found ourselves fighting the urge to pick it up and swipe in our fingers in it for the last few remaining drops). The main entrée was a delectable rack of lamb, cooked to perfection. Oh! Lest we not forget the amazing sides which consisted of creamy potatoes au gratin, and lightly buttered baby spring carrots with snow peas. Ooh, la-la..

We shared a bottle of French wine that was amazing! In fact, we raved about it so much, that our gracious waiter gave us a brand new bottle as a parting gift.. (Thank you Christian. :)

Attire is dressy-casual. I do recommend dressing in layers as it tends to get a bit warm in there due to the open kitchen. Parking can be challenging as street space is somewhat limited. You can find it around the corner on the adjacent residential street.

They don’t have a website, but you can find them on Yelp. So if you’re in the mood for quality French dining (without the attitude), take a drive to Café Beaujolais. Viva la France!

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We've been going to Cafe Beaujolais with a variety of friends for years. My husband and I don't speak French, but many of our friends do, and they always enjoy ordering and chatting with the waiters inbetween courses. The food here is consistently good and the ambiance welcomes couples, foursomes and large groups. Their steaks are delicious, but the rack of lamb, salmon and duck are very good too. The accompanying vegetables are always fresh and properly cooked, and the sauces are richly French. Only beer and wine are available, but their offerings are excellent. We chose a St. Emilion Grand Cru and our friends shared a tasty 15 ounce lager. The creme Brulee and the espresso perfectly ended the meal. The only warning I would give, is that the crowd can be very noisy. The energy is fun and festive, but it can be difficult to hear your friends across the table.

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Thank Lorraine M
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