Restaurant Review: Soleil Westwood, CA

Soleil means sun in French and this little restaurant was a bright gem in bustling Westwood. The moment I stepped in, I was greeted right away and I also loved all of the celestial decor in the candle lit dining room. The tables were your typical wooden chairs associated with a French cafe. The tables were draped in white linen. The patio was shielded in from the inclement weather. No cold could be felt thanks to all of the heaters that ensured the diners would stay warm.

As I glanced over the menu, I noticed that they served poutine at breakfast. I was delighted when the server said that they could still serve it to us that evening. I was very much curious about poutine and I really wanted to try it because my friends in Canada raved about it a lot.

The poutine arrived in a timely manner and is composed of thinly sliced french fries, gravy, and cheese curd. It was delicious & I couldn’t stop eating it! It’s definitely an easy guilty pleasure to prepare & I’m sure I will in the future.

Pommes Frites,French Fries,Soleil,Westwood
Next up were the mussles and french fries (moules et pommes frites) which was the special that was offered at a generous $10. The mussels were delicious as were the french fries. The portions were also very decent considering the low price! I definitely got what I paid for and then some. It was definitely a good offer and I am sure I’ll come back once again for this special as it was fun to eat & also delicious!

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The tart tatin was for dessert. It’s essentially an upside down apple pie. No complaints with this dessert. It wasn’t overly sweet or rich and a good way to end the meal.

The mussles & fries special was $10. The average menu price on the regular dinner menu was $18 and up. Limited street parking is available so plan accordingly. The meters are free after 7pm. Alternatively, a parking structure is at the Borders next door. Four hour parking with purchase.

Soleil’s food quality was excellent as well as its service. I’ll definitely be back for more.

My rating **** out of 5 stars

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Soleil Westwood in Los Angeles

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