Citysearch Editorial Review

Casual bistro fare in the heart of Culver City

By Allyson Goldin

The Scene
This renovated warehouse possesses all the casual friendliness of an authentic Parisian bistro, complete with friendly waiters with heavy French accents. Sky-high ceilings, large picture windows and hardwood floors warm up the restaurant’s capacious space.

The Food
La Dijonaise’s menu is a throwback to classic bistro fare. Since portions are generous, enjoy a hearty meal with a bottle of French wine from the restaurant’s eclectic list. Escargots arrive hot and buttery, loaded with lemon and parsley. Traditionalists will enjoy the steak au poivre vert, glazed in peppery cream sauce, and the tender veal shank, dressed in a tangy mustard seed sauce. Lighter eaters should opt for one of the menu’s 14 salads, while vegetarians will find themselves limited to a plate of fresh fruit or the crepes Florentine. Desserts are exceptional, especially the individually sized mousse-cakes that are round and colorful like miniature hatboxes.

Editorial Rating: Recommended