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Popular California-French-Italian cuisine in a bustling room, accompanied by an encyclopedic and reasonably priced wine list.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Cafe Pierre, Manhattan Beach, CA

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Cafe Pierre Restaurant Review

: CAFE PIERRE HAS CLOSED AFTER MORE THAN 30 YEARS IN BUSINESS, BUT OWNERS GUY GABRIELE AND HIS DAUGHTER, SYLVIE, ARE PARTNERING WITH CHEF MICHAEL FIORELLI ON A NEW RESTAURANT CALLED LOVE AND SALT. IT IS SCHEDULED TO OPEN IN THE FORMER CAFE PIERRE SPACE IN JULY 2014. This Manhattan Beach restaurant's origin dates back to the 1960s when owner Guy Gabriele first opened Crêpière, which later became the more easily pronounced Café Pierre. The main dining room décor features a dome painted in sky-blue tones that contrasts with the red tablecloths and ceiling in the bar area. Upstairs is a private dining room for up to a dozen guests. Gabriele's father was a French charcutier who married an Italian cook, so he is pleased to offer dishes inspired by both of his parents. Much of the charcuterie is prepared in-house, including the jars of duck rillettes and pigs' trotters. Start with crisp pork belly or red and yellow beets accompanied by goat cheese and pickled red onions before enjoying heartier dishes such as the filet with pepper sauce or loup de mer with oven-dried tomatoes, herbs and potatoes. The apple tart will provide a sweet ending to your meal, and don't forget about the signature bread pudding. A $35 three-course prix-fixe menu featuring market-inspired dishes is available Sunday through Wednesday. A great wine will likely be found within the rather interesting choices that include some lesser known wines from various origins throughout the world.

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Re: The best by the beach!!!
by AnnDines on Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:54 am
Fantastic for all occasions; business, date, family dinner. Try a Foie Parfait jar with the perfect martini made by Christina. The Steak au Poivre with perfect fries is the ultimate sophisticated comfort food. The bread pudding with a drizzle of caramel should not be missed. From the moment you arrive, the entire staff sets the stage for a truly lovely dining experience.
The best by the beach!!!
by jadore on Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:03 pm
:D I have been to this restaurant. The best part of this restaurant is the quality of the food. Atmosphere is nice, especially for late night dining atmosphere. It can get crowded sometimes and it's not the right place for wandering kids. So, we come without the children.

But, back to the food. It is the best in Manhattan Beach for my taste, but maybe I'm biased because I'm French. Chef Remi is an artist and I recommend everything! But, don't miss the Jars (Foie Gras) and try everything even if you haven't heard of it before.
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