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“Great Cheeseburger + Great Bloody Mary = Heaven!”

Rive Gauche Cafe Lounge
Ranked #1,364 of 9,980 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: South San Fernando Valley
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11 reviews
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“Great Cheeseburger + Great Bloody Mary = Heaven!”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Hands down, one of the best in town -- melted Swiss and grilled onions on a perfectly-done burger, and a haystack of crispy fries. A little bit of Heaven! But Rive Gauche is so much more -- warmly French, eminently hospitable and gracious hosts, excellent service, and some of the most creative and delicious salads to be found on any menu. Oh, and, in the interests of full disclosure, I also happen to be addicted to their escargots. Lunch, brunch, or dinner, rain or shine, every meal we have had at Rive Gauche -- whether with family, friends, or just the two of us -- has been a pleasure.

  • Visited April 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Romantic dinner at the Bar!”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Love this charming restaurant especially having dinner in front of the fireplace and the bar is quite inviting. Great service and amazing food. The chocolate raspberry dessert is the best!

This is a great date night restaurant to get to know each other, quiet, charming and Romantic!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Clara B
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Studio City, California, United States
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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“Classic French in Sherman Oaks”
Reviewed February 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have eaten here for 40 years and the food is always great. An excellent café for lunch and brunch with a lovely patio. The whitefish is an exquisite dish!!

Visited February 2014
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Thank Gregory R
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Pennington
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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“Lives up to its reputation”
Reviewed December 25, 2013

We are in LA visiting relatives during Christmas and wanted to take them out for a special meal in a town filled with special restaurants. After getting a recommendation for Rive Gauche we went Christmas Eve. While waiting for arrival of one of our party we sat in a cozy bar where we met the daughter of the owner who gave us good recommendations. The muscles and clams in broth was wonderful. We also had grilled artichokes. I recommend any of the fresh fish entrees or my choice, the breast of duck. A good wine list as well. Everything was reasonably priced. The staff was attentive, friendly and helpful. A real find in Sherman Oaks.

  • Visited December 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Good Food, Comfortable Place”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

Atmosphere is warm and cozy. Service is attentive and friendly. The menu is extensive and reasonably priced. A good place to return to time and again. There is entertainment on the weekends that doesn't interfere with dining. During various holidays, it is beautifully decorated.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Jay T
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