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Did You Say Mussels?

on August 02nd, 2011
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by Sophie Gayot

I had to fly to Paris to discover a French restaurant in downtown Culver City, California! How did that happen? On the plane, I happened to be sitting next to the father of Cécile Cornic, who with her husband Sébastien, owns Meet Restaurant. He told me how successful it was, and how Sébastien wanted to open more places, so I dined there upon my return to Los Angeles. I finally understood what Cécile’s father was saying about the bistro. In LA, you cannot just open another restaurant because the first location is successful; you have to have a concept. And there definitely is one here: mussels!

At many restaurants that serve mussels, you’re lucky if there is more than one preparation available. Here there are twelve! As I tried eight of them, I can testify that they all taste different, so you keep coming back to try them. Watch my exclusive video interview with Sébastien Cornic to learn more about his bistro, and read my review of Meet Restaurant in our restaurant section.

If you can’t get enough of them, all-you-can-eat mussels are offered on Wednesdays for only $23.95. (For those not fond of the bivalves, the Cornics also have other classic French bistro dishes on the menu.)

Meet Restaurant is one of Top 10 Bistros in Los Angeles. Read the list to see what other places are among the Top 10 bistros in Los Angeles Area.

You can click on each photo to enlarge to see dishes from Meet restaurant menu. All photos by Sophie Gayot.

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  1. We love this place too, and we always feel welcome at the restaurant.

    Comment by Mary McGrath — August 3, 2011 @ 4:44 am

  2. I have been there many many times. It is always packed which is a sign of success. Cecile and Sebastien are personable and adorable and have become friends. I love meets as it really reminds me of the side walk restaurants in France I miss so much. YES, all their mussels taste different and delicious. Love it.

    Comment by philippe danh — January 4, 2012 @ 3:36 pm

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