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2019 DOWNTOWN LA DINING GUIDE

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Taix Restaurant

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his bastion of French country cuisine is a Los Angeles original. Taix is that rare place that possesses both three generations of customers and staff members. Known for their kindness and dedication, servers regularly give impromptu tours of the memorabilia. The Taix family’s roots go back to the HautesAlpes in southern France, where they were third and fourth generation sheepherders and bakers. In the late 1800s, they opened a hotel in the French Quarter of Downtown Los Angeles. In 1927, a restaurant debuted on the bottom floor of the hotel, and 35 years later that restaurant moved to its current location a chalet-like icon that attracts city politicos, businessmen, couples looking for a little romance, late-night hipsters and Francophiles who can’t get enough of the region’s cuisine. It’s just five minutes from the heart of Downtown in Echo Park, with inexpensive valet parking for meals. Today, the Taix family has stayed true to the tradition of affordable elegance and hearty French country cuisine. Serving up all the classics, from garlicky escargot to daily quiche to French onion soup to two versions of a salade Nicoise. Diners are known to flock to Taix just for the soup, served table side from a silver tureen, in a bow to Old World dining. They’re all made using aromatic vegetarian stock except for Friday’s famed clam chowder and the servers will keep refilling until you surrender (and you should, there’s more to come). Taix is known for tender cuts of meat, generous portions, and rich sauces that still find a way not to overshadow the star of the plate. The lamb chops and roast chicken are pure comfort. The skirt steak is just as tender and accompanied by crispy, rosemary-tinged pommes frites. Diners are drawn to lunch specials and the very reasonable daily specials among these, the coq au vin, braised lamb shank and the braised short ribs are spectacular. 20

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We offer variety of food ranging from American breakfast, fresh salads, freshly squeezed Orange Juice, Asian dishes, Sushi rolls, and soups in food bar style. Pick any items you like and pay by weight.

FOOD BAR MENU ($8.99/lb) Wine lovers will be hard-pressed to pick just one glass from the vast, award-winning wine list the large cellar offers the most affordable selections in L.A. It was named “L.A.’s best kept wine secret” by the Los Angeles Times. Whether dining or enjoying a cocktail, the dimly lit 321 Lounge has become a popular gathering place for trendy locals open until the wee hours. Things are always lively around game time, baseball or basketball (the Times also declared Taix the “one of the five best places to watch the Lakers game”). Taix’s Dodger Stadium adjacent location makes it a popular meeting place before and after games, you can leave your car and walk to the game. Despite the famed wine cellar, it’s not all red and white inside this Sunset Boulevard chalet: the 321 bartenders know their stuff and can shake a mean martini. Taix also houses six banquet rooms for breakfast meetings, luncheons and dinners that can accommodate up to 200 guests. Professional, full-service off-site catering is also offered. At 1911 Sunset Blvd., (213) 484-1265 or taixfrench.com. Open Mon.-Tues. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Wed.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m., Sat. noon-1 a.m., and Sun. noon-10 p.m. Late-night menu Wed.-Sat. until 1 a.m. Lounge open nightly until last call. CUISINE: Country French $$

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Breakfast Bar – Scramble Eggs, Omelettes, Bagels, Biscuits and Gravy, Sausage, Bacon, Hash Brown, Home Fries, Grits, Congee, Miso, Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice, Ham and Eggs, Waffles, Beefhash, French Toast, and more. Hot Food Bar  – White/Brown Rice, Fried Rice, Lo Mein, Baked Salmon, Orange Chicken, Sesame Chicken, Roasted Chicken, Shrimp Alfredo, Teriyaki Chicken, Meat Loaf, Mixed Vegetable, Shrimp Pad Thai, Curry Chicken, Broccoli Beef, Mongolian Beef, BBQ Pork Ribs, Four Cheese Pasta, Bulgogi, Dumplings, and more. Cold Bar – Fresh Cut Fruits, Fresh Salad (Create your own salad!), Bibimbop Station Sushi Roll – Spider Roll, California Roll, Vege Roll, Dragon Roll, Dynamite Roll, Spicy Tuna Roll, and more. Soup – Miso, Congee, Egg Drop Soup, Chicken Noodle, Mexican Soup, Tomato Cream Soup, Cauliflower Grits, and more.

611 W 7th Street L.A., CA 90017 213-265-7579

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Downtown Los Angeles Dining Guide 2019  

The Dining Guide is published annually by the Los Angeles Downtown News. An essential dining reference including detailed restaurant profile...

Downtown Los Angeles Dining Guide 2019  

The Dining Guide is published annually by the Los Angeles Downtown News. An essential dining reference including detailed restaurant profile...

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