Au Fudge Los Angeles Jessica Biel Au Fudge restaurant Kris Morningstar

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9010 Melrose Ave. (Doheny Dr.) Send to Phone
Actress Jessica Biel is part of the team behind this unique, kid-friendly (yet chic) restaurant in West Hollywood.


Breakfast & Lunch daily, Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Au Fudge Los Angeles Restaurant Review

About the restaurant and décor: With its quaint marketplace, art classes, and playroom manned by cheerful au pairs, this West Hollywood restaurant manages to be both kid-friendly and chic, which you might expect, considering actress and mother Jessica Biel is part of the team behind the venue. Its style is sophisticated --- think whitewashed French country house with vintage furnishings and a floating treehouse perched over the front patio --- creating the look of an elegant bistro that just so happens to offer a pleasant and approachable California-French menu.

About the food: The restaurant caters to a distinct niche of upscale Beverly Hills parents, who crave edible pleasures such as an order of steak frites and a pretty bottle of rosé (the Domaine Lafage "Miraflors" Côtes du Roussillon is quite popular). Don’t even think of coming without a reservation between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., as that’s the prime dinner hour for tots enjoying grilled cheese sandwich sticks and spaghetti. Once they’ve eaten, children might be whisked off to the aforementioned “creative space” playroom ($15 per hour). Meanwhile, parents can remain seated and dine on shrimp tacos or a standout vegan Caesar salad spiffed up with quinoa, avocado, golden raisins and pepitas. Chef Kris Morningstar, formerly of Terrine, has stepped in to oversee the menu. And though many of the guests here may be small, know that the prices are not (the signature fudge flight is $14, for example).

About the drinks: There’s also a long bar that features antique French glassware and superlative bourbon craft cocktails.

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