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Bastille Day July 14th

Celebrate Bastille Day at these Los Angeles area restaurants

Bastille Day is a French national holiday held on July 14th, celebrating the storming of the Bastille in Paris in 1789 and marking the start of the French Revolution. The day commemorates the fall of the monarchy and the rise of the modern republic for French citizens. Join in the festivities and celebrate France's independence day at one of these restaurants in Los Angeles.


L'Ami French
Dining Room at L 246 26th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90402

French-Mediterranean restaurant L'Ami replaced The Little Door in Santa Monica. More...

Bouchon French
Dining Room at Bouchon, Beverly Hills, CA Garden Building
235 N. Canon Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Thomas Keller's casual yet sophisticated bistro in the heart of Beverly Hills. More...

Church & State French
Dining Room at Church & State, Los Angeles, CA Biscuit Company Lofts
1850 Industrial St.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
The kitchen intelligently applies fine dining techniques to bistro fare to make this restaurant one of the best French bistros in town, really worth the visit to this part of downtown. More...

Kendall's Brasserie & Bar French
Dining Room at Kendall Music Center
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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A good place to dine before a concert at the Music Center, this handsome restaurant offers classic French dishes. More...

La Poubelle Bistro & Bar French
5907 Franklin Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90028
A genuine French neighborhood café featuring basic, comforting food. More...

Le Petit Bistro French
Dining Room at Le Petit Bistro, West Hollywood, CA 631 N. La Cienega Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Authentic French bistro food complemented by an affordable wine list. More...

Le Petit Café French
Dining Room at Le Petit Café, Santa Monica, CA 2842 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Santa Monica's Le Petit Café is a simple bistro with heart. More...

Le Petit Chateau French
4615 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91602
Located in a château-style structure, this restaurant delivers heavy old-school French favorites to diners nestled in cozy booths amidst antiques. More...

The Little Door Mediterranean
Dining Room at The Little Door, Los Angeles, CA 8164 W. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Discreet hideaway-type haunt for those seeking a scene versus cuisine. More...

Little Next Door Café
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Little Next Door, Los Angeles, CA 8142 W. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

This old-world bakery, deli and wine shop offers a range of groceries and bites, from salads and sandwiches to French pastries. More...

Maison Akira French
Dining Room at Maison Akira, Pasadena, CA 713 E. Green St.
Pasadena, CA 91101
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Some of L.A.'s most compelling French cooking with Pacific Rim highlights. More...

Nicole's Gourmet Foods French
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Nicole 921 Meridian Ave., Unit B
South Pasadena, CA 91030
One of the top gourmet shops in SoCal is also a good place for quiche, pâté or a grilled eggplant panino. More...

République French
Dining Room at République, Los Angeles, CA 624 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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Once the domain of Charlie Chaplin then Mark Peel and now Walter Manzke, this historic building serves as a bakery/café by day and a bistro at night. More...

Taix French Restaurant French
1911 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Longtime spot for traditional French fare in Silver Lake. More...

Terrine California
Dining Room at Terrine, Los Angeles, CA 8265 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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More than just duplicating a brasserie, Terrine deftly tweaks the standards. More...


Bistango New American
The Atrium Building
19100 Von Karman Ave.
Irvine, CA 92612
New American fare, nightly jazz and revolving art displays. More...

Cafe Jardin American
Sherman Gardens
2647 E. Coast Hwy.
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
Pascal Olhats' best-kept secret. More...

Moulin French
No Rating
1000 N. Bristol St.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Classic French cuisine in Newport Beach. More...

Pescadou Bistro French
3325 Newport Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Classic Provençal cuisine on the Balboa Peninsula transports you to Southern France. More...

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