disgusting potatoes, horrible customer service, favorite place, worst dining experience, horrible however, loved lamb chops, love little neighborhood bistro
Cute little french restaurant.
Cute french restaurant with a nice outside patio that make you feel stress free and outside of the city.
The food here is very good. I've had almost everything from their delicious french toast to the amazing breakfast sandwich or one of their daily special for lunch.
I have always had a good service here. The staff is always friendly and always bring a bowl of water for my dogs. Did i forget to mention they have a dog friendly patio??? Yes it is the only place I know in the neighborhood where you can bring your dog.
great service.. cute waiters.... I totally love this place. It doesnt hurt that the waiters are cute. My favorite is the french toast and the crepes... delicious
Best French restaurant in culver city. I am ADDICTED to CAFE LARENT. French toast is the best, this is a unique awesome place where they make a completely different French toast. It's so moist and soft with a nice perfect sweet taste. WOW WOW WOW! You have to try it. Service is so friendly everyone is europeon so I feel home! Love it.
Lovely. Had a lovely dining experience yesterday at the Cafe. The service was good and the food was very good. The patio is nice. I like that it is low-key. My feidn and I sat and talked for a while after we had finished our meal and just had a pleasant time overall.
Great relaxed atmosphere. We had my friend's bridal shower here. It was a small group of us, just looking for good food and good atmosphere. This place had plenty of both. The staff were very good to us. The only thing that stops me from giving this place five stars is that the table we had was really too small for 8 people. Another small table added to the end would have been helpful. But other than that, everything was wonderful.
Adorable little French place w/fabulous food, good service. Having read rave reviews about the brunch at this place, I'd always wanted to try it, especially since I live close by. When they started serving dinner, I thought this would be the ideal time to see whether their food was as good as touted, so I took my mother out to dinner. Definitely a good choice. I had the special of the day (a very rich, garlicky shrimp scampi over gnocchi, which was both unique and delicious) and my mother had the smoked salmon crepe, which she also enjoyed. The bread and beautifully arranged side salad were excellent and the piece de resistance was the dessert crepe, a huge strawberry-banana-nutella concoction. In addition to the yummy food, the service was very attentive and friendly (for you single ladies out there, the waiter is definitely eye candy, with an accent to die for) and the decor very cute. Another plus is that it's very easy to find and there is no shortage of parking on nearby side streets. Definitely a winner! (On a related note, Cafe Laurent sells bread at the Mar Vista farmer's market on Sundays -- the carrot-raisin-nut bread is out of this world, as is the hazelnut-raisin.)
Transformative Experience. On my way to my office in Culver City I have passed this delightful restaurant for years; after having waited in line to obtain my unmemorable java and sugar ladden pastry (to go) from the well known coffee franchise located several blocks north. Curosity and tedium finally compelled me to stop at Cafe Laurant. I experienced my first, and consistently repeated, warm and sincere greeting from the French Manager that gives me the feeling that I am welcomed, as well as my patronage. For several months I enjoyed stopping here to purchase an espresso and fantastic pastries. Of special note are the uniquely delicious muffins (I often purchase enough of them to share with staff at my office, and they have become The favorites for them also). I like the ambience, the warm and attentive service and sitting at the cozy counter while my order is prepared to go. On a lark I choose to be seated for breakfast one day. I've tried numerous breakfast menu items and have never been disappointed. Everything is distinctly flavorful, harmoniously combined and presented with inviting flare. My favorite has become the eggs benedict with salmon which is served on tasty brioch and with sliced tomatos and potatos au gratin, fantastic! I decided that my consistently positive experience warranted visiting for lunch. As with the breakfast, the apparent use of fresh and healthy ingredients results in very tasty meals whichever items I choose from the menu. My favorite is the salmon and pear salad, tender mixed greens nestled in light distinct, but not overbearing, dressing. I am now a regular breakfast and lunch customer. I have come to welcome the opportunity to enjoy relaxing in this welcoming enviornment, and appreciate the pleasant and familiar service and friendly clientel who evidently agree with me. Eating at Cafe Laurent is an experience that has helped me to slow down and to linger over my meal and on my reflections rather than consume unmemorable food on the run.
Great for Breakfast or Brunch. I enjoy walking up to Cafe Laurent for breakfast with the family. Food and service is always good.
Loved the Lamb chops and and the chiken with mashed potatoes. I have been to this resturant many times in the past for breakfast and lunch, but just tried it for dinner, they just opened. I have been there twice already and tried the Lamb chops and it was awasome done to perfection specially when I asked them to have it very well done since I don't like to see any redness on my meat. The last time I tried their half chiken with mashed potatoes and pasta, the chiken was really good, but what did it for me was the mashed potatos, it was garlicky yummm the way I like it, the salad served with it was good, but I had to ask them to put more dressing on it, it wasn't enough for me. I liked the patio table and the service was good, I'll definetly go back again
I'd give it 6 stars if I could.
I've lived in Culver CIty for 10 years now, and for all that time Cafe Laurent has never let me down. The food is always excellent... the freshest ingredients and a clean natural cooking style that brings out the best flavors of each food. I'm surprised at all the complaints about the service. It looks like the main problem is, people are expecting to grab a quick breakfast and get along with their day. This is a place you are meant to enjoy. Sit and chat with your friends, eat a long brunch, enjoy the wonderful courtyard ambience, and I promise you will actually appreciate how the wait staff gives you time to spend a peaceful morning, much set apart from the hectic pace of city life.
My wife and I just had our wedding reception here. Private parties are highly recommended! They catered to our every needs, giving us very reasonable rates. All the guests raved about the food and the service. The chef even ran home to get more champagne glasses for us! If you're looking for a down to earth place that will pleasure your palate while reminding you that life is to be enjoyed, start making a habit of visiting Cafe Laurent. Cheers.
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