Party Earth Review Guests heading to La Poubelle (“trash can”) might think the name refers to a down and dirty dive bar, but the quaint French bistro with great food and a bustling bar scene is actually a hot date spot where Francophiles... ... read full review
5907 Franklin Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90068
M–Th 5pm–2am, F–Su 11am–2am
Hollywood, Los Angeles –
Guests heading to La Poubelle (“trash can”) might think the name refers to a down and dirty dive bar, but the quaint French bistro with great food and a bustling bar scene is actually a hot date spot where Francophiles show up to drink wine and mingle with creative types and the occasional celeb.
A red-canopied patio provides a perfect afternoon vantage point for groups of girlfriends keen on checking out the trendy clientele and catching up over café au lait, while stargazers hoping to catch a glimpse of Tom Cruise or John Travolta can stake out the Scientology Celebrity Center across the street and nibble on savory crêpes at the same time.
Later on, hip and single twenty-somethings gather at the wooden bar inside to mingle with fellow merlot drinkers, as daters grab a spot on the long communal banquette to chat over a delicious meal beneath black-and-white photos of Montmartre.
Red votive candles and amber wall sconces cast a wavering glow over the artsy crowd and the collection of 19th-century Bohemian prints and gilded mirrors, creating a seductive atmosphere perfect for couples intent on quiet conversation.
While the scene never gets too rowdy at La Poubelle, patrons looking for a little slice of Parisian romance will definitely find it at this charming neighborhood bistro.
Hip and artsy types, writers, creatives, dates, and singles, 20s to 30s.
DJ Miles G spins 11am–5pm during Bloody Mary Brunch on Sundays. TV tuned to sports.
Brunch, dinner, and late-night menus. Happy Hour daily 5–8pm.
Appetizers $8–$14, soups and salads $8–$12, crêpes $14–$17, entrées $8–$32, Sunday Night Supper $16. Beer $3–$15, wine $8–$12/glass or $16–$20/bottle, cocktails $7–$10, champagne $7–$14.
Smart casual: chic dresses, jeans and heels, button-downs, fashionable t-shirts.
Thursday nights for a romantic vibe, or Sundays during the day for fun get-togethers with friends over the popular Bloody Mary brunch. Fridays and Saturdays also get a consistent crowd that funnels in and out of the other bars and restaurants on the same block.
Bourgeois Pig (5931 Franklin Avenue) is a unique coffee house with a crazy décor, a pool table, and an amazing fairytale forest room.