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Knife Pleat

3333 Bristol St. Send to Phone
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French restaurant from restaurateur Yassmin Sarmadi and chef Tony Esnault at South Coast Plaza.

Opening June 20th, 2019

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Knife Pleat, Costa Mesa, CA

Knife Pleat Restaurant Review

: Restaurateur Yassmin Sarmadi and chef Tony Esnault (Los Angeles’ French bistro Church & State) have opened Knife Pleat at South Coast Plaza. (The name comes from a fashion term, which is appropriate since the restaurant is in such a notable shopping destination.) It will occupy the upscale property’s third-level Penthouse and seat 80 diners in a chic dining room with wood tables, an alabaster chandelier and a skylight. There is also a white marble bar offering a look at the action in the kitchen, which will boast a wood-burning oven. Esnault draws on his fine-dining experience and present modern interpretations of classic French techniques. The seasonal menu is inspired from all the provinces of France --- think light dishes from the south of France in the spring and summer and game dishes and hearty plates from Alsace in autumn and winter.


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