Oh mon Dieu! Pardon my French, but have you heard about the new place in town, also known as Le Petit Paris? They’re pretty new, having just opened their doors not too long ago. Their name means, “Little Paris,” but don’t let the name fool you, because there is nothing petit or little about it.
Le Petit Paris is an authentic French Brasserie that came to life thanks to the brilliant minds behind it, aka Fanny and David Rolland. They’re on the entrance level of the El Dorado building which is conveniently located in the heart of the Historic Core. The building itself was constructed in 1913, it used to be the home of the Renowned Actor Charlie Chaplin, and was previously used as the lobby of the Hotel Stowell before undergoing renovations. Upon entry, you can tell that a lot of thought went into every single detail. From the custom made iron doors, to the 19th century grand staircase with original hand painted tiles, that ascend to the upper mezzanine level where one will have the opportunity to admire all the detailed craftsmanship.
During my visit, I had the opportunity to partake in Le Petit Paris’s incredible menu, and I must say that they’re serving up some of the best authentic French cuisine, in most elegant and romantic atmosphere. Their menu is also very vegetarian friendly, which is a major plus for those where meats no treat for those who eat (no offense to the carnivores). For those of you that do eat meat, expect to be served a plethora of enticing treats (you have been warned). There’s something there for everyone, and fortunately they’re open Monday through Sunday and are thrilled to serve their customers the most exquisite handmade and homemade breakfast, lunch or dinner from 8:00am to 12:00am.
“Le Petit Paris” Signature mixed green salad, potatoes, bacon, poached egg, smoked duck breast, old fashioned vinaigrette. Perhaps you’re the type that can’t make it for breakfast or lunch, yet are itching for a place to unwind over a glass of fine wine, or a platter of tasty hors d’oeuvres. If so, Le Petit Paris has Happy Hour from 4:00pm to 6:30pm. This is good to know, especially for those of you that are getting off work. Maybe you don’t eat out much during the week, but live to brunch on the weekends, yet have trouble finding a place who’s hours extend past 2:00pm, then guess what, you’re in luck, because Le Petit now serves weekend brunch on both Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Now you can have your coffee, espresso, Egg Benedict or Parisienne omelette, and top it off with a mimosa or bellini! The thought of all of this is already making me hear champagne bottles popping. I mean, the weekend is just around the corner after all!
The Grand Chocolate Eclair. In the end, always remember, never forget that the French like to enjoy the finer things in life, and you should too. Life is too short to not treat yourself, or a date to someplace special. So if you’re looking for a beautiful escape, where you can indulge your senses and lose yourself in the most breathtaking of views, then look no further than Le Petit Paris. It’s DTLA’s newest and most chic French Brasserie. You won’t be disappointed, and if you are, just take a look around you and get lost. I’m sure you’ll find yourself somewhere along savior-faire avenue, or c’est la vie street, because life goes on, and so should you. Now go out and seize the world, one bite and drink at a time (Qui Qui).