This place serves organic, healthy food but in a pared down fashion.
I felt like the service was amiss. The first waitress was good, but the second one was whatevs. She brought water for 2 people in the party cuz they asked, but didn't ask the other 2 if they wanted water. Umm.. usually, you just bring water for everyone.
Anyway, I had the smoked salmon tartine with avocado and scallions. It was delicious and only 390 calories. I like that they put the caloric info next to the food so you can forgo the 450 calorie cake.
I also had the chamomile mint iced tea which was quite refreshing. My DC ordered the butternut squash soup and it was scrumptious! Tasted so buttery, I couldn't stop. It had a bit of sweetness to it as well. Very good indeed.
Le Pain is good for the calorie counting, nutrition freak. Or for those who just want a wholesome meal. It's a bit pricey though. My tartine was $13.
Le Pain Quotidien
8607 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90069