Archive for October 4th, 2009

Bistro LQ – Los Angeles

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Cheese Cart, Bistro LQ, Hollywood (photo credit:

8009 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048-4503, United States
+1 323-951-1088
Opening Hours:
Tuesday – Thursday 6-9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 6-10 p.m.
Credit Cards: All Major
Prices: Moderate – Expensive

To start with a quick summation: Laurent Quenioux opened the Regency Club in Westwood with a team he gathered from L’Oasis, a former three-star Michelin restaurant located just north of Cannes, France in La Napoule. He then opened 7th Street Bistro in downtown Los Angeles serving his rendition of French/California nouvelle cuisine. After an experimentation as acting F&B and Executive Chef at Dodger Stadium he got back to brass tacks and opened the ultra-small Bistro K in South Pasadena that became an immediate success, although it had serious space constrictions. His latest effort, in the former Mimosa space gives him much more space in the kitchen as well as the dining area and is an overall a better vehicle for him to display his talents.

One of Chef Quenioux’s greater talents is preparing wild game dishes and he also enjoys using unusual or sometimes bizarre ingredients such as “ant eggs” to punctuate, although never overwhelm a creative interpretation of a dish.  This is not an ordinary neighborhood bistro . . . expect some interesting melanges of components as he combs for rare culinary ingredients for adventurous gourmets, which may tend to shock the uninitiated.  An added attraction is what they refer to as the “Cheese Cart” a selection of 20-25 cheeses in ripe to near-ripe condition from around the globe.