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République

République, (624 S La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036; 310.361.6115) the new French bistro from Bill Chait, Walter Manzke and, Margarita Manzke is now open in the old Campanile/La Brea Bakery space. They are open for dinner from 6-10 pm, Monday-Wednesday, and 6-11 pm, Thursday-Saturday. So you can munch on French classics and fresh made breads.  ...

Gorge

Gorge, (8917 W Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, 90069; 310.657.6328) a rustic, intimate, Marie Antoinette–themed, French charcuterie house & wine bar and it’s opening today on the Sunset Strip. The name comes from when French soldiers used to scream “À la gorge” when they ran into battle. It means “To the throat.” Just go with it. This spot goes against the grain of typical Sunset Strip venues. With rickety chairs, few tables, ornate tin ceilings, unfinished wood, a U-shaped bar and hints at Marie Antoinette, this place is low...

Ba Restaurant

Ba Restaurant, (5100 York Blvd., Los Angeles, 90042; 323.739.6243) is serving up food from their small Cali-French menu that changes seasonally. The menu has items like  Duck liver mousse with caramelized onions, Beef bourguignon, Duck cassoulet, Terrine of three potatoes and red pepper coulis and Chocolate mousse in almond tuile. Also, get your hands on contemporary French wines and locally micro brews....

Pour Vous

Pour Vous, (5574 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, 90038; 323.960.0301) is a Parisian cocktail lounge opening up this week. Sip on cocktails like Black Magic (Chartreuse, blackberries, lime, mint), Moulin Rouge (vodka or gin, strawberries, bianco, lemon, champagne), Cinq a Sept (cognac, lemon, orange, orgeat, rosewater) and Catacomber (gin, vermouth, orgeat, bitters). Drink up!...

Papilles

Papilles, (6221 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles, 90028; 323.871.2026) is opening today with it’s weekly changing French fare menu. The small bistro is decorated with dark wood Parisian tables, tile mosaic floors, flea-market sourced artwork showing the owner hinting at France’s bistronomy movement, which believes gourmet fare should be served in an unpretentious setting. The menu will have a selection of two appetizers, two main entrees, a cheese course, and two desserts. It’s all costing $25-40 without alcohol. Some dishes they will be serving include, Tahitian squash...