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6805 Vista Del Mar Ln (at Culver Boulevard)
Playa del Rey, CA 90293
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(310) 823-1530
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bistro du soleil - Playa del Rey, CA

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A little gem of a place, this restaurant has amazing food!! It's fresh and the portions are perfect. The staff is super friendly and helpful and the Eggs Benedicts (they offer a v...

Worst

This great little bistro is close to the beach!!! For some reason, they firmly insist on a $9 per person minimum charge to sit on the patio or inside - even for lunch. A group (5)...

Love this place! 12/11/2010

A little gem of a place, this restaurant has amazing food!! It's fresh and the portions are perfect. The staff is super friendly and helpful and the Eggs Benedicts (they offer a variety) are to die for! Love this place :) more

This French Bistro is Magnifique! 12/5/2010

Colorful, casual, cozy restaurant with a menu to please everyone. more

Tres bien! Wonderful place :-) 8/8/2009

This is one of my favorite, if not THE favorite, restaurant in Los Angeles or anywhere else for that matter. The wildly odd shape of the building makes it even more unique! The staff are always pleasant and knowledgeable. The decor is easy on the eye and very relaxing plus, you have the option of sitting outside. The owner is extremely gracious and friendly. He always wanders over to see how his patrons are doing. The food is superb - really good. I'm a bit disappointed that the quiche is no longer an actual dinner item. That particular meal is outstanding. There used to be a waiter there by the name of Hamilton. That guy was the greatest waiter EVER. I'm not kidding. He took his job seriously and really conducted himself very well with guests. Don't get me wrong - the current staff are as courteous and knowledgeable as he was. But Hamilton was still in a league of his own. Pros: Food is superb, staff and owner are the best Cons: My favorite waiter is no longer there... more

Service great, food? eh 6/22/2009

It just seems fish and chips, and a calamari salad should not run you $13 a plate at lunch time. I'd take it down a couple dollars each at least. We had those too plates, a juice and a soda, and with tip we were at $37. That's for 2 people at lunch. The kitchen was running slow but that can happen when there is a big order in front of you. Nice service staff though, and the location, so close to the beach, is great. Given the casual feel inside, and that the food is just pretty good, the prices seemed a bit high. They do a better breakfast I'd say. Pros: great location, relaxed environment, nice folks Cons: so-so food, especially for the price more

$9 per person minimum charge - even for lunch! 8/12/2008

This great little bistro is close to the beach!!! For some reason, they firmly insist on a $9 per person minimum charge to sit on the patio or inside - even for lunch. A group (5) of us stopped in. A couple of us wanted only coffee or tea and a few of us were starving! There was absolutely no one else dining in the restaurant. They insisted that we pay the $9 per person minimum to stay. I was really looking forward to eating there but we had to leave as some of us were not interested based on principle. Unfortunate! Pros: Manager was friendly, food smelled great and I'm sure it is!!! Cons: To sit on patio or in dining room, there is a minimum $9 per person charge. more

Worst food in LA 8/3/2008

My husband and I read the rave reviews about this place and decided to give it a try. DO NOT make that same mistake! The food was terrible! It was like they heated up a Hungry man microwave dinner and re-plated it. The Filet, looked like a Salisbury steak that you could get at a cafeteria. Also, it is outrageously over priced. After that dinner we decided McDonald's would have been a better fine dining option. Pros: Some good service Cons: TERRIBLE FOOD more

The Bistro to Be 7/30/2008

Okay, food is what breaks the writer's block. My husband found another great French restaurant, Bistro du Soleil, in Playa del Rey. How do you say, ""WOW!"" in French? I had the poulet reni and it was TO DIE FOR! My meal actually motivated me Pros: Absolutely incredible dinner Cons: Bread was not so impressive more

Excellent! 6/27/2008

My husband and I have been here many times and love it! The owner is very friendly and will even sit down with you and chat. The canard(duck) and mignonettes au porto are absolutely wonderful! The atmosphere is relaxed and casual which makes for a very enjoyable dining experience. Pros: Relaxing atmosphere, friendly Cons: None that I can think of more

Very charming 2/11/2007

We came here on a rainy evening in February 2006. I was so impressed by the service here. This is a cozy, romantic cafe in America's second largest city, located mere blocks from LAX that feels like it's in a small town on some off-beaten path. Delicious food. Will definitely return. Pros: The owner is very involved in the dining experience Cons: None that I can think of more

Tasty 7/4/2006

We went here for dinner during the week. When we got there, it was pretty empty. The staff was courteous and helpful. It started to fill up with people, mostly an older crowd. The appetizers were great--I'd go back just for those. The calamari was in a light batter, almost like tempura, and the brie/pear quesadillas were delicious. The main courses were good, nothing out of the park. Pros: Good value, service Cons: Parking is a little challenging more

Great! 4/15/2006

i really enjoy eating here. The food is well made- I had a GREAT veggie omellete that came with fresh vegetables and hearty brown rice. The atmosphere feels welcoming and home-y. A step up from those guilty pleasure greasy spoon places... the upkeep inside could be done a little better, it seems a little dingy when you really look at it, but to me it just adds to the charm of the place. I thought the service was good. Non-intrusive, prompt and friendly. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants an honest meal in a relaxing environment. Pros: Hearty, healthy food, Great Service, Relaxing Atmosphere Cons: Lacking social scene more

Quaint Charmer by the Beach 4/12/2006

We've eaten at Bistro Soleil at least 7 times in the past year and the food is always great. The Croque Monsieur and fries cannot be beat at lunchtime and the salmon and Dijon chicken are also top notch. It's also a good value. Attitude-free, good service, rarely crowded, easy parking. Pros: Value, Service, Authentic & fresh Cons: Atmosphere more

A true French Bistro 3/17/2005

This charming neighborhood bistro is truly authentic sans the rude waiters. The friendly French owners are always there insuring a pleasant dining experience. During the day many of the dishes are traditional French and American fare, omelets and sandwiches. The evening boasts excellent French classic dishes, plus some interesting variations of other French standards. The specials are always a hit, but it is tough to beat the old standbys. The Bistro uses Filet Mignon for its Steak au Poivre, the soups are made fresh daily and are always must and the even the fries will take you back to France. Also, you could always ask the cheerful owner Jean-Claude what he would recommend for you. The Bistro is a great value. By the end of the evening you will be saying Cest magnifique. Pros: Good Value, Friendly Staff more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    A golf-course-casual crowd relaxes in a well-lit dining room decorated with art nouveau posters. Starters like ham and bacon-studded quiche Lorraine are popular, as are soft...

  • 12/27/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu 11am-9:30pm Fri 11am-10:30pm Sat 8am-10:30pm Sun 8am-9pm
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Discover, Diner's Club, American Express, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    West LA, Playa Del Rey
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