This is quite possibly the worst restaurant I've ever been to. I am usually skeptical of user reviews but I found it extremely shocking that the Citysearch reviewer liked this restaurant. Does he even know what he's talking about? How would a restaurant reviewer confuse artisanal cheese with artesian cheese? The latter does not even exist, unless I've missed out on some new cutting edge cheese coming from wells. Regardless, here's a summary of my experiences (been to the Century City location twice). 1) I didn't really like the bottled iced tea. Not only was it bland, I view selling bottled iced tea as a pathetic way for the restaurant to try to upsell high mark-up items. 2) The bread is not ciabatta (which is Italian anyway). Why would any serious French bistro serve ciabatta? Additionally, the ""tapenade"" they serve the bread with is not tapenade. It was an aoli with olives in it. Not very tasty. When I asked the waiter, he informed me that French 75 was a French-""American"" bistro. That's a pretty shoddy excuse and doesn't justify serving something that is neither French nor American. 3) The prices are very expensive given the quality of the food. For instance, Steak Frites sets you back around $28. The quality of the steak is poor, and you can get steak frites at much better restaurants in LA for $18-24. 4) The Butter Lettuce Salad was OK, but the leaves were not dried, leaving me with lots of water in my salad. I also thought it was interesting that the dressing on the salad had tarragon in it. There was no mention of that on the menu. For such a complex flavor, one would think of mentioning it on the menu. 5) The service was awful. It's bad for a restaurant to have good but overbearing servers, it's another to have servers that are just plain bad and still overbearing. This restaurant is a major disappointment. I don't know why this David Wilhelm person would ever attach his name to such a place. How embarassing!
Pros: um, it's close to a mall?
Cons: service, food