Easily one of the most expensive lunches, I have had - I am trying to justify this by thinking of it more as an "experience" than a meal. Tucked away on Melrose Place, next to the new Monique Lhuillier, Bastide closed down for a while and re-opened in September. I'd never been before but I was willing to try this place out for a few reasons:
1. Needed to find a restaurant in West Hollywood for a lunch meeting
2. Wanted to give French food a shot
3. Reviews on Yelp
were great (20 reviews and an average of 5 out of 5 stars)!
As I walked in, I immediately fell in love with the overall decor, it was so charming...the vibrant paint on the walls, the Campbell soup cans in a room hanging down like art, the lovely patio.
Menu was very simple - basically, it is a fixed menu, we only had our selection of meat, fish or scallops. Extensive wine selection. It comes with a soup and salad. All were divine. Portions were small but presentation was beautiful. We had the dessert - I had the ice cream with berries.
Service was the best I have ever had. They were so gracious and kind, answering our questions with ease.
Will I be back? Maybe for a very special dinner - but beware, it gets even pricier for dinner - $80 per person for a prix fixe menu or $140 with wine pairings. Lunch set us back about $150 for two people, with dessert and 18% gratuity included. Yikes - I know! If you like food presented like art, you appreciate really good service and you want something small and tucked away...this may be the place for you.
Great LA Times
article on the place.
8475 Melrose Place
West Hollywoo, CA 90069