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“A Very Fine Dinner” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Beaujolais

Cafe Beaujolais
Ranked #444 of 9,846 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Arcadia, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Very Fine Dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013

My wife and i dined for the first time at Cafe Beaujolais this evening. They weren't taking reservation so we took our chances and just showed-up. We were told the wait was 30 to 40 minutes. It turned out to be much shorter. The time passed quickly as we sat out front drinking a delicious French red wine.

We were seated in the tiny back room which was both good and bad; it was much quieter, but a little stuffy. The restaurant is loud. While the decor is simple and perhaps tired, the vibe is friendly and informal. Service was a little slow.

We started with a duck pate which was subtle and delicious. The waiter's recommendations were spot on. My wife ordered the Halibut and it was delicious. I had the rack of lamb, and it was also fabulous. We were full and tired so we didn't stick around for dessert, but we will be back.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Sherwood Park, Canada
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121 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“The quality is maintained...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

We visited this fine restaurant 15 months ago and enjoyed it immensely. It remains a first-class establishment.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bill S
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Glendale
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“twice in 7 days”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

Lovely little French restaurant - great food with attentive wait staff. Perhaps too attentive...
First dining experience was on a Saturday night with a friend, so perhaps because we were consumed with conversation, wine drinking and the amazing food, I didn't notice the waiters pacing the floor like characters in a Pac Man game. The following Thursday, I decided to return (this time alone) and this is when the service was a bit unnerving. The guys were constantly swirling around the room! Literally pacing round and round the tables. It made for a dizzying dining experience and quite frankly even the coq au vin special that night wouldn't compel me to come back to this merry-go-round dining experience. It was uncomfortable to watch and distracting.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Andrea J
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La Canada Flintridge, CA
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“A neighborhood gem!”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank DHBall
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LA CANADA
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Very French”
4 of 5 bubbles 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,

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank trojanking
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