Come To Commerson, Now…


Recently, I dined at Commerson, a fabulous new restaurant in Los Angeles.

Commerson is a french influenced farm to table bistro on La Brea Avenue in Mid-Wilshire named after French botanist Philibert Commerson.

Commerson Bar

Commerson has a sleek, industrial feel with an open kitchen and two tv’s at the bar for the sports fans who need their nightly fix.

The menu is clever, reasonably priced with something for everyone.

Our server, Jodi, was a rock star. Her recommendations were honest, descriptive and on the mark.

The wine list is accessible and very reasonably priced.

Bordeaux Blend

We ordered a Bordeaux blend, Domaine de Galouchey, a tantalizing fruit forward wine, hitting all the right notes with a lovely finish ($57).

We got the party started with an amazing dish.

Parisien Diversion

The Parisien Diversion rocked my world. We were diverted, entertained and satiated by sweet, perfectly prepared Escargots tossed with garlic butter and seriously unbelievable french fries tossed together and seductively placed on toasted country french bread. I think I had a french foodgasm ($12).

Caesar Salad

This delight was followed by one of the best Caesar Salads I have ever had with Niman Ranch all natural bacon. It was delicious and substantial. Every bite of the organic romaine with Grana Padano crisps was a treat ($12).

Atlantic Sea Scallops

I was replete, but we moved on to the freshest seared wild caught Atlantic Sea Scallops with a phenomenal Jerusalem artichoke puree, divine cauliflower with preserved summer truffle ($32).

We also ordered a side of charred whote carrots that were sensational ($6).

Meyer Lemon Eton

It was absolutely imperative that we order dessert.

How else does one mark a birthday?!

The Meyer Lemon Eton Mess with lemon curd, meringue, pound cake and whipped creme fraiche was a party in my mouth ($9).

Free Range Chicken

The Filet Mignon ($38), 36 day dry aged Creekstone Farms Rib Eye ($34) and roasted Petaluma free range Chicken with garlic mashed potatoes, sweet onions and an array of mushrooms ($21) looked delectable.

The satisfied crowd also raved about the Charred wild caught Spanish Octopus with creamy mascarpone polenta and puttanesca sauce ($14).

Chef/Owner Sascha Lyon photo:commerson restaurant

Chef/owner, Sascha Lyon, has garnered an impressive career, including being part of the opening team at New York’s famed Daniel restaurant along with a stint at Balthazar and chef de cuisine at Pastis.

When in Los Angeles, Commerson is a must destination and it is open late…a rarity in LaLaLand.

I promise you will not be disappointed unless you are a haughty, demanding, never happy, pain in the ass.

Commerson 788 South La Brea Avenue Los Angeles, California. Open Tuesday-Sunday 5pm-1am. Reservations on Valet Parking $5. Two hours validation is offered for complimentary garage parking with entrance on 8th Street and Sycamore.

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