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“Very good food”
Review of Bistro De La Gare

Bistro De La Gare
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Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: French, Italian
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed January 9, 2012

This place is very small, but the service and food are really good. We like breakfast and would like it if they would expand their menu a little.

Thank Linda P
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Reviewed October 17, 2011

We've been to Bistro de la Gare several times, over the span of two years, and have never been disappointed. If you are expecting haughty Parisian, forget it. This is more like a country bistro--friendly, good and affordable. Worth the 35 mile drive from the Westside; or if you are near the Metro line, it's a few steps south of the South Pasadena (Mission) station on the Gold Line. We had escargot (plan on using your bread to wipe the plate clean), duck breast (perfectly done somewhat pink), and seafood pasta (lovely creamy garlic sauce).

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1  Thank rocketscientist_LA
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Reviewed November 12, 2010

I have been here a few times and each time I go, I keep hoping the food will improve but unfortunately not.
Their salads are always overdressed, so remember to ask for the dressing on the side. Their sauteed vegetables are extremely greasy from the amount of butter/oil they are cooked in so if you think you're getting a healthy side dish, think again.
My two young children normally ask for a bowl of pasta with butter and cheese but again, ask for the butter on the side. The first time my children asked for pasta this way, the bowl arrived with about an inch of melted butter at the bottom. It was so disgusting, they refused to eat it and ordered a side of french fries instead!
The one thing Bistro de La Gare is really good at is desserts, especially the profiteroles!

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Thank SL01
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Reviewed August 6, 2010

Don't get me wrong, we love the US ! But we miss the ambiance from restaurants in Europe, where we spent a couple hours or more with good food, good wine, friends and family without being pushed out for the next customers to come.

7 adults (from France, Belgium, Australia, US), different plates and everyone loved his/hers: onion soup, escargots, sea bass, lamb, NY steak, creme brulee, profiterolles, wines; everything was good and tasty. To finish this great evening, we had Pineau des Charentes. So good...

It's not expensive, the owner is very nice and the place is great. We will be back for sure !

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1  Thank Jessica4wildlife
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Reviewed June 2, 2010

We recently visited South Pas for a week with friends who live near by. We passed this charming little restaurant and decided to give it a try. It has a nice and quaint atmosphere... with French bistro food as in steak and fries, roasted chicken.. etc.. I had the salmon with a lemon dill sauce, vegetables etc. and it was lovely. Bread was great, mais bien sur! give it a try.

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1  Thank AtlantaChrissy
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