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“Disappointment”
Review of La Poubelle

La Poubelle
Ranked #1,820 of 11,892 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: US$ 1 - US$ 20
Cuisines: French, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Central L.A
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Menu prices on the internet and on the table did not match. Starters and main courses came at the same time.

I ordered my steak as medium and it came as rare/medium rare. The steak was cold inside.

Staff was awesome.

Thank JanneM453
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Great French decor: good mussels: good oysters: great chicken dish. Brilliant cheese platter. Good wine selection. Lil bar or round tables in booths. Noticed v attractive patrons..

Thank spiceylulu
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

Was looking for a good place to eat on our first evening in LA. Strolled past in the afternoon and read reviews on TripAdvisor and despite those reviews decided to give it a chance. Was pleasantly surprised that food was delicious, service was excellent and ambiance was great ! It was also walking distance of our hotel so happy days!

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Thank Ian S
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

It's that simple. Great wait staff. Horrid food.

Very accommodating and pleasant and plentiful wait staff. In fact we had about 6 waiters because there were 2 waiters in training shadowing our servers. We weren't quote sure how many servers we actually had. - Something like 6.

The food sad to say was really bad. It just didn't jell. And it wasn't very good. Or a piece or part of something was appealing and the rest of it wasn't. Things were unbalanced. Under proportioned - meaning not enough food on the plate by a long shot.

For example. the small plates - appetizers: clams. About 6 tiny formed clams stuffed into a dish like a mini egg poacher. No clam shells, just these topped off level to the indent in the dish with some kind of crumb topping and I guess clams underneath kinda thing. - For $15.00...? No. Just no.

Lamb lollipops. Precisely two very small lamb chops with a schmeer of something in the bowl with another unidentifiable schmeer streaked that looks like maybe the bowl didn't get washed from it's last use...? and a few ...leaves... something. - For $15.00....? No. Just no.

Tomato soup. Thick as pasta sauce. Tasted like pizza sauce. Not even hot, barely warm .. and paradoxically in a too big serving size bowl. For $11....? No. Just no.

Nothing hit the mark.

The atmosphere is nice. Cozy. Has a history as an old bistro in old LA... but... doors are open to the table on the street and the joint fills with cigarette smoke from the diners outside. No - Just no.

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Thank SerenaScholl
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

We ate here when staying at a nearby hotel. We ate a sort of tapas style meal, having several different small dishes, each one really enjoyable. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. It appears to be popular with locals which us usually a good sign. I'd definitely recommend this little gem if you're staying in the area.

Thank Sylvia J
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