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11266 Ventura Blvd. (Eureka Dr.) Send to Phone
Your treasure, a charming and whimsical French bistro, awaits on Studio City's Ventura Boulevard.

Open for Lunch Tues.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Dinner Tues.-Sun. 5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Brunch Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Montrésor Restaurant Review

About the restaurant: Enchanting bistro Montrésor brings a romantic, eclectic 1920s vibe to Studio City, courtesy of actress/restaurateur Lisa Long (The Flats, La Loggia Ristorante, Firenze Osteria). The restaurant's name derives from a village in France's Loire Valley as well as "my treasure" in French, and the petite space is full of vintage treasures curated by Hoity-Toity shop owner and designer Ann Booth Luly. The look is whimsical and feminine, with chandeliers, ornate mirrors, Venetian plaster walls and several different styles of chairs and tables.

Likes: The fanciful décor, welcoming atmosphere. The foie gras torchon is a must-have.
Dislikes: This neighborhood bistro is so cozy you won’t want to leave, so be sure to allow enough time in your schedule as not to rush the experience.

Food & Drinks: The menu may read like a roster of straightforward French classics --- onion soup gratinée, beef tartare, mussels, etc. --- but chef Paul Shoemaker has a few tricks up his sleeve to make the food playful and interesting. The creamy foie gras torchon is plated with a dusting of foie gras powder, passionfruit meringue, Moscato gelée and colorful dots of passionfruit, coconut and Port --- a delightful marriage of sweet and savory flavors. Truffle fonduta takes a seasonal plate of asparagus, morel mushrooms and miner's lettuce from virtuous to indulgent. Entrées carry on with rich comfort food like coq au vin, duck with porcini and vin rouge, and American Wagyu short rib covered with melted Époisses cheese and accompanied by a potato fondant. Even if the desserts need a little work to be on par with the savory part, we are pretty sure that you will linger at Montrésor amid its charming décor after your meal has ended. There is not a full bar, so make selections from the list of craft beers (mostly Belgian and American) and exclusively French and California wines, including around a dozen options by the glass. Drop in to Montrésor for brunch on Sundays and savor brie or lobster omelets and endless mimosas. Lunch offers many of the dinner favorites along with a Croque Madame and the house burger topped with Comté cheese.
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