Culver City is LA’s capital of fast-casual lunch spots, but when it comes to semi-nice, cool-feeling spots where you could take a client for dinner, there are way fewer options. Simonette, a French bistro inside the Palihotel just behind downtown Culver, fills that void. There’s a menu full of classics - oysters, moule frites, salmon, a burger - that are all nice to eat, if not particularly memorable. The indoor-outdoor space (complete with light-strung tree growing inside) is cozy and generally buzzing, the staff is friendly and helpful, and you’ll find plenty of people standing around the bar for a post-work drink.
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