Fork Photos :: Bouchon Bistro in Beverly Hills

Bouchon Bistro is the restaurant version of a child with two very famous parents and, therefore, has a lot of expectation to live up to.  The restaurant’s executive Chef and owner Thomas Keller is arguably one of the best chefs in the United States.  He is the only American chef to be awarded three Michelin stars simultaneously for two different restaurants (for his Napa Valley restaurant, French Laundry, and Per Se, in New York City).

Bouchon Bistro Beverly Hills drinks
The Southland: Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Carpano Antica Formula, Creme de
Peche, Fee Brother’s peach bitters and sparkling wine.


Bouchon Bistro is the chef’s chain restaurant, if you can call a restaurant with three locations a chain.  With locations in Las Vegas, Yountville and Beverly Hills, the bistros are more casual and approachable (in terms of both price and accessibility) than his three-starred restaurants, which are notoriously impossible to get reservations for.   They focus on casual, traditional French food of wonderful quality.  While visiting Los Angeles recently, we had dinner at the Beverly Hills location.  (I have also enjoyed brunch at the Las Vegas Bouchon Bistro, too.)  Here is a glimpse of what we ate.

Moëlle Rôtie, or bone marrow, with roasted garlic, parsley, shallots and
sherry vinegar ($18.50).
Pâté de Campagne with watercress, radishes and cornichons ($14.50).  The best pâté
I’ve ever had because of its range of flavors, including a hint of spice.
Côte de Porc (one of my favorite entrees), radicchio, fennel bulbs, and preserved
fruit ($36.50).  The pork chop was easily three inches thick… and so delicious!


So, does Bouchon Bistro live up to its hype?  I can’t say how it compares to French Laundry or Per Se (although both restaurants are on my bucket list, of course!), but the dinner was wonderful.  And the service was outstanding.

Bouchon Bistro on Urbanspoon

Tags from the story
, ,
More from Kelli Nakagama

Casellula Cheese & Wine Cafe in New York City

By the time Sunday rolled around on my New York City trip,...
Read More