Taix – Comfortably French in Los Angeles


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Taix is a French restaurant where you can enjoy French food in a comfortable, genteel environment without breaking the bank. Located in a modest, urban section of Los Angeles, Taix is probably the oldest authentic French restaurant in the county, and the one thing absent from the atmosphere is the snobbery that some restaurants cultivate to lend their establishments an air of exclusivity.

A Restaurant with History

Taix French Restaurant is owned and managed by the Taix family who emigrated from Southeastern France in 1870. The current restaurant traces its beginnings in the downtown hotel established in 1912 by Marius Taix Sr. three generations ago. The first restaurant served family style French country cuisine and to this day, a meal at Taix can include a delicate but rich tureen of French onion soup and crusty French bread. In Taix French Restaurant, the LA Weekly gives this description: “The Taix family has been running this French restaurant since 1927, and in this location as a virtual Echo Park landmark since the early 1960s…”  [Read more…]

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