4911 E 2nd St
Long Beach, CA 90803-5319
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La Creperie Cafe

Neighborhoods: Belmont Shore
Cuisine: French, Bistro, Lunch

La Creperie Cafe is a French, Bistro, and Lunch restaurant where most Menuism users came for a family meal, paid between $25 and $50, and tipped less than 15%.

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  • 9/08/2014

    A diner from San Jose, CA tried it and liked it. They liked the food and liked the service.

  • 2/22/2014

    A diner from San Jose, CA tried it and liked it. They liked the food.

  • 8/24/2013

    A diner from Hermosa Beach, CA tried it.

  • 5/31/2013

    A dining patron from Montebello, CA tried it.

Gayot
Rating:
13 / 20
Price:
$$$$$
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troJane

 Cerritos, CA
 

The One Bad Dish

Do Not get the POULET FLORENTINE… the “bed of spinach” is actually a huge heap of frozen spinach that took a swim in boiling water.

My follow-up review for this restaurant. Read my previous review for this restaurant here

POULET FLORENTINE

see above

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Woo

 Long Beach, CA
 

Terrible service, Terrible food

Its such a shame that this place has such terrible service. whoever is training these guys needs to get fired. i ate there with 3 other people and was told that the wait was goig to be over 2 hours. give me a break. then on top of that they dont even take reservations. i ended up having the moules provencale after waithing and it was terrible. it tasted fishy and were way over cooked. my girlfriend had the salmon crepe and there were to many capers and it was salty and bitter because of that. i told the manager and he told me that he would take it off the bill and when we got our check it was stil lthere. rediculous! if this place real wants to expand and become a chain restaurant that is successful then they are going to have to change things like that. i will never be back again and i will tell everyone that i know not to eat there either.

MOULES PROVENCALE

 

SALMON

 

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donteathere

 Long Beach, CA
 

worst dining experience-bad service/bad food/ not authentic

Who better than a French guy to review a so called Creperie that claims to serve authentic french food.

First off, be prepared to wait 1-2 hours if you are a table of 4 or more to be seated. A hostes and manager of collegiate appearance will write your name on the waiting list but what follows is absolute chaos as you are told every 20 minutes or so that another 10 minutes and you’re in. The dazed looking staff will then present the excuse that people are not leaving but we are hoping maybe soon. Meanwhile you are thinking this better be worth the wait, false hopes my friends, Taco Bell is finer dining than this place. So in the meantime you can listen to a jazz duo playing piano and sax arrangments of Nirvana songs and Van Morrison desperately trying to relate to the majority of college kids with recognizable melodies that some drunk jock will comment ‘COOL, NOW I LIKE THIS" whilst being miseducated on what French cuisine is as well as Jazz..
1 hour and 30 mins after being put on the list and telling the hostess we are just going to leave, they come up with the bright idea of finding an extra table in the back and coincidentally some room in the restaurant.Brilliant!
Entrees we’re all served at different times to our dining party so we could not even start eating together. CLASSY!
The most popular item on the menu is Garlic Fries???served copiously with almost evry entree.
Nice and greasy.Whats really amusing is that French fries as named by americans originate from Belgium and I never saw garlic fries on any menu in France growing up there.
Next, the french onion soup…the chesse was greasy on top not caramelized and crisp as should be.The soup itself was weak.
Next, the escargots-snails. They should be served each in their extra large farm raised shell with garlic butter and herbs tastefully bathing the snail inside.
WHAT I GOT was a plate with 5-6 indentations featuring a tiny shriveled looking carcass of some type drenched in oil and garlic.Barely a tidbit to place in your mouth, where was the shell and the small fork they should be giving you to present this right? Quite suspicious this place…
So I inquired if the owner and chef who originally opened the Creperie were around. Nope. Owner sold off the place and any sort of cook with a drop of French blood to his name had left for good. The crew in the kitchen were Hispanic and doing the best they could with the inappropriate ingredients provided to them.
The crepes themselves taste like swedish pancakes overstuffed with a mindless combination of ingredients.
Any crepe cart outside any metro station in Paris would outshine this dining experience by leaps and bounds.
I will say the mussels in broth was fine, a total surprise as the Manhattan Beach location of this restaurant served a bad recipe of this entree…mussels overcooked, broth to thick and creamy. A bad example of French cuisine is my final statement on this spot.

ESCARGOT

0 stars is my rating but you have to give it at least 1 to submit a review…..here’s an accurate description..shriveled tidbit carcasses drowning in greasy oil puddles…not sure what animal this even was…looked like burnt squid shreds

 

Great tasting crepes, in an interesting...

Great tasting crepes, in an interesting setting of florished chandeliers, red velvet curtains and huge framed mirrors. The garlic pommes frites is wonderful!

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bluepupae

 Long Beach, CA
 

crepes

a casual, french-inspired resto in the trendy belmont shore strip of 2nd street, la creperie cafe offers vegetarian-friendly food made from good quality ingredients—mixed greens versus iceberg lettuce. not all crepes are created equal, but most are pretty tasty. because of its popularity, there may be a wait, depending on when you go. i’ve never had to wait too long (over 30 min) though.

they could be a little more understated with the french bistro decor, but it’s nice that they have live jazz. conversation can be challenging, if you’re seated close to the band.

garden salad: mixed greens with cucumbers, a big slice of tomato, onions, green bell peppers, balsamic vinaigrette. the dressing balanced the right amount of sweetness with a touch of salt & vinegar.

we went recently and noticed they updated their menu since we last went. they seem to be venturing beyond the european-style fillings. i haven’t tried the texan or the curry crepe, and am curious. it’s great that there is good, interesting food that’s not overly expensive. service varies depending who you get. i haven’t had any bad experiences.

LA TRAVIATTA

caramelized apple and cinnamon with brown sugar and apple brandy – this is the french cousin to american apple pie.

BASKET OF OUR FAMOUS GARLIC FRENCH FRIES

you can’t go wrong with a combination like this. along with the cruncy shoestring fries, they give you three different dips—ketchup, aioli, & some creamy orange concoction that tasted faintly of horseradish.

ROYAL

nutella and strawberries – can’t go wrong with this combination.

ZORBA

Spinach, tomatoes, caramelized onions, Kalamata olives, feta cheese in a vegetable broth – the salty broth has a tasty, tomato-y cheese flavor to it, almost like a classic pizza.

AL MARE

Jumbo shrimp, sun-dried and plum tomatoes, Shitake and button mushrooms, shallots in a lobster basil cream sauce – this is my favorite thing to get. everything works well together. the creamy sauce alone is quite delicious but with bursts of sweetness from the sun-dried tomatoes and a lovely seafood flavor, it’s divine.

Ratatouille

eggplant, squash, tomato, pesto – eggplant takes a while to cook, and though our food arrived in a timely fashion, the eggplant was undercooked. flavorwise, it was ok. definitely, not the better of the options.

MOULES MARINIERE

mussels are steamed in a white wine broth with leeks, shallots and garlic. tasty either as entree or appetizer, and they come with the garlic fries.

CROQUE MADAME

similar to the croque monsieur, which is a ham & cheese sandwich frenchified and made extraordinary with a bechamel sauce. this one is topped with two poached eggs and tomatoes—extremely decadent and for lovers of all things creamy. i couldn’t eat the whole thing.

Napolean

strawberries, creme brulee custard, carmelized sugar – we all love nutella, and there are a number of variations of crepes with nutella. if you want to venture into something a little different, try this equally rich and sweet dessert crepe. it’s stuffed with strawberries & custard (thicker and heavier than creme brulee, but still tasty).

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John_Morgan

 Los Angeles, CA
 

Greek salad? Heap of diced, tough Cos lettuce more like.

Went to this attractive location on 29 Apr 2011 for lunch with 4 other family members. Was told by one member of the party who had been there some years ago that the food was “fantastic”. The ambiance was certainly pleasant enough.

GREEK SALAD

I ordered Greek salad, and one other in the party took the same with shrimps added. The salad proposed itself as:
“Baby greens with tomatoes, cucumber, green bell pepper, red onions, feta cheese and Kalamata olives. Tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette”
This resolved itself into a huge heap of chopped, past-its-best, chewy Kos lettuce, covered with a light sprinkling of crumbled Feta (poor quality when I managed to get some into my mouth free of the awful lettuce), two thin slices of bloated, soggy “Moneymaker”-type, supermarket tomato, two slices of hydroponically-grown, waterlogged cucumber and four, dark-skinned olives in the style of Kalamata olives, but of dubious authenticity. No baby greens visible, no bell pepper, no onion – red or any other color.

Three out of six seems a trifle mendacious to say the least, and the lunchtime price of $8 ($12 for the one with 4 ‘jumbo’ shrimp) was highway robbery.

The lobster bisque taken by another member of our party was OK’ed, the crepe served to another looked like a Spanish omelette and the fifth had a half-sandwich. These were served to younger less discernig members of the group, who ate without complaint.

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Sat 08:00AM - 12:00AM
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