Not too long ago, I was lucky enough to attend Taix French Restaurant in LA. Upon arrival, I noticed that the location was beaming with history and tradition. Within Taix’s walls lied the country side of France, it was nice and quiet, and from there I knew I was going to experience something extraordinary. The decor not only took me on a trip through France but also shared the restaurants stellar history as it celebrates its 90th year open in 2017.
I felt welcome by the waiters and immediately noticed how the menu had many different options. There were bargains, fancier entrees, and desserts that were $7 that I would spend twice that amount on.
To start off our dining experience at, my group ordered our drinks and appetizers. We ordered the Calamari, Pate, and the Charcuterie Plate, the main star out of these three was the Calamari. The Calamari was cooked to perfection; my table practically acted like a bunch of savages when we all realized how great it tasted and within 2 minutes the plate was gone. Personally, I enjoyed the Charcuterie Plate, it had a nice variety of meats that paired well with the bread they served us, and the pearl onions were divine.
Moving onto entrees, which I thought was easily the strongest bracket of the menu, respectively. I ordered the Taix Burger with bleu cheese, and my group ordered the Rack of Lamb, the Frog Legs ( which are now back by popular demand ) and a meat trio consisting of Filet Mignon, Lamb, and Pork.
The Taix Burger is one of the best burgers I’ve ever tried, and I’ve had my fair share of burgers. The bleu cheese elevated the taste to a brand new echelon compared to others that I’ve tried, and it fed me pretty well as it had a 1/2 pound of beef under the brioche bun. At $13, you’re getting every dime’s worth of your cash, and then some.
I had the opportunity to try Taix’s Rack of Lamb, and it was probably the best thing I ever tasted all throughout 2017. I envied my partner for deciding to order it and pitied myself for not deciding to try a plate. So what did I do? I agreed that we shared each other’s entrees, which was very doable considering the size of them both. With the Rack of Lamb boasting a $35 menu price, I can confidently say I’d pay $60 for it; it was that good.
Finally, came the desserts, which had their own menu. My group was stuffed with food, so we shared a Creme Brulee and a Mousse au Chocolat Noir. It was my first time having Creme Brulee, and I’m afraid that Taix may ruin other Creme Brulee for me because of how high my standards are for it now, it was so tasty, definitely my favorite dessert of the two. The Mousse was excellent, the textures and creaminess were there, and I liked that it wasn’t over presented. I should point out that most of the desserts were less than $7 which is nice, there was even Ice Cream on the menu for $1.75 so this is another example that the menu won’t break your bank, but it isn’t cheap either.
Taix French Restaurant shows love through its food as it has been for the last 90 years. Every bite was comforting, and with it’s well thought out menu, every dime is well spent. The appetizers and desserts at Taix were strong, but the main entrees were where Taix truly shined, as it should.