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MICHELIN Guide California 2019

Le Comptoir

  • 3606 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, 90020, United States
  • 120 USD • Californian, Contemporary
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MICHELIN Guide California 2019

Le Comptoir

  • 3606 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, 90020, United States
  • 120 USD • Californian, Contemporary
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Find this tiny sparkler tucked inside the historic Hotel Normandie and helmed by Chef Gary Menes along with his talented team. The name, French for “counter,” is a literal description of the space, which seats no more than ten guests before the stainless-steel kitchen, and features little more than a wine alcove to adorn the room. Such intimate seating means that the ambience depends primarily on the patrons, who are either uniformly quiet and contemplative or lively and interactive.

Dining here is a personal experience, emphasized by the fact that the chef is cooking and plating everything right before your eyes. Dishes turned out of this kitchen are innovative and handled with great care, with the chef focused almost entirely on vegetables—protein plays a subsidiary role. Keeping that in mind, anticipate the likes of a savory carrot velouté or morsel of cured squash, both of which are as monumental as the supplemental grass-fed beef. Much of the produce arrives fresh from the chef’s Long Beach garden.

An amazing accompaniment to this meal is the skillet-toasted sourdough bread—it's made from a starter that may be older than some of the diners in the room.

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  • m One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
  • ò Simple restaurant
Specialty
  • Poached egg, seasonal greens from our garden, brown butter, lemon, chives, sourdough bread
  • Asparagus, corn, hon shimeji, apples, savory broth, almonds
  • Donut hole, preserved fruit from the kitchen garden, crème chantilly, chocolate

Facilities & Services

  • K Valet parking
  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • Counter dining
  • T Air conditioning
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted
  • û Restaurant offering vegetarian menus

Information

+1 213-290-0750
Opening hours
Closed: Monday, lunch : Tuesday, Wednesday, lunch : Thursday-Saturday, Sunday

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