MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View
Fun, creative and consistently delicious, there is no doubt as to why this bijou is always shining. It should come as no surprise though, as the “Three Guys” for which the restaurant is named are Chefs Ludo Lefebvre, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, all of whom are renowned for other hot spots like Petit Trois and Animal. In classic LA style, the cozy establishment is located in a modest space. But have faith in the fact that its contemporary décor combining cool stone with warm wood bears no resemblance to its former life as a pizza parlor. Service is knowledgeable, attentive and speedy with an audible “Bonjour!” as guests enter the room. There is one nightly tasting menu that begins with canapés like savory madeleines or a radicchio spring roll set over black olive tapenade. The five larger dishes that follow may highlight an impeccably cooked lamb loin with yogurt and a dollop of mint pesto. Desserts are often reinterpreted French classics, as seen in the chestnut cream encased by shards of meringue, dusted with mushroom powder. This cuisine is ambitious and every dish might not achieve its lofty goal, but that does not diminish the fact that dining here is a special and singular experience.