Vive la France Celebrating Bastille Day

Storm three of the most delightful French eateries in Downtown this 14th of July, and celebrate the French Revolution of 1789 and the end of tyranny, when the French people decided they wanted to eat more than just cake.

Historic Core: Crepes Sans Frontieres

Live art, music and savory crepes this year from Crêpes Sans Frontières to celebrate Bastille. At Crêpes Sans Frontières savory to sweet crepe combinations with a touch of culinary creativity keep their customers saying Ooh La La, and keep them winning Best Crepe year after year. Specializing in 100% organic buckwheat crêpes (galettes) that are healthy and gluten-free, Frontières is the premier restaurant under the Spring Arcade Building’s glass-top cathedral modeled after a 19th-century shopping arcades of Paris. Vive la France with the delicate flavor of La Scandinave, fit with Atlantic Smoked Salmon, enhanced by a perfect dollop of crème fraiche, further accented by fresh dill.

Bunker Hill: Kendall’s Brasserie

Toast to Bastille every hour at this classic brasserie with contemporary flourishes. Kendall’s brings a fresh approach to brasserie cuisine with inspired seafood dishes and updated French favorites. A dynamic central bar and lounge serves superb wines and cocktails with cooked dishes and hand-selected raw bar delicacies – only steps away from the Music Center. Kendall’s also offers a 2-course lunch meal in less than an hour or a 3 Course Lunch Meal for $30 which you can begin with Kendall’s salad (among other choices) of mixed green, haricot vert, baby heirloom tomato, roasted beets, vegetable crudité, avocado and Beldi lemon dressing.

Old Bank District: Le Petite Paris.

Arriving from Cannes are restaurateurs David and Fanny Rolland’s restaurant, Le Petite Paris, housed in Downtown Los Angeles’ historic El Dorado building, originally built in 1913. It features multiple skylights, a mezzanine level, a lounge, a room dedicated to date-night goers, La Boutique,” a gift shop with artisanal goods from France and a large outdoor patio. Dine-in favorites include Flambeed Pastis Shrimp with lobster cream linguini but for Bastille, Le Petit Paris will serve a buffet of quiche, pissaladière, tapenade, and crostini.


Yup, you guessed it. It's me Keri Freeman, publisher and concept designer for Downtown Weekly. Living, working and playing in Downtown coming from an entertainment background...I discovered something about myself. I discovered I really liked sharing my knowledge of DTLA and its awesome hospitality movement. Also in doing so I have the great pleasure of working with incredible sponsors (who believe in the vision), extraordinary literary artists, photographers, event coordinators and many talented artists and musicians who inspire me every day to keep the DTLA Weekly going. Also, it would seem I'm the only woman of color to publish a newspaper here in over 100 years, so hopefully that inspires some future generations as well....Just remember if its can't be work....Thank you, people of Gaia, for your continued support and thank you for reading!