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3219 Glendale Blvd. (Golden State Fwy., I-5) Send to Phone
This Atwater Village eatery offers California and Mediterranean specialties like pissaladière, herb-roasted leg of lamb and boeuf bourguignon.

Dinner Tues.-Sun., Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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: The name refers to a miniature fluted cake from Bordeaux, and this slightly congested but convivial one-room restaurant has wood tables (including some communal seating), brick walls and an open kitchen. Co-owner/chef Corina Weibel, previously of Campanile and Lucques, turns out a menu that reflects cuisines from around the Mediterranean, balanced with a California spirit. Starters might include a pissaladière (the classic pizza-like tart from Nice), brandade or a farmers market salad with crème fraîche-shallot dressing. One of the best omelets in town is offered as an appetizer, but works well for a light main course, too. Herb-roasted rack of lamb, a respectable boeuf bourguignon, branzino with olives and caper berries, and duck confit with figs and toasted walnuts are among appealing entrées. Profiteroles or “buena chica” cheesecake may end the meal, and when guests depart, they are handed a sample of the namesake cake. A reasonable wine list features bottles from Spain, France, Italy and California. Regulars from the neighborhood make a habit of enjoying brunch here, consuming super-thick french toast, shrimp and grits or a deep-dish quiche.
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