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A LA CARTE : BASTILLE DAY.

Byline: Larry Lipson

Once again, it's that time of year to storm local French restaurants that might be busy celebrating Bastille Day.

It falls this year on Monday, normally a slow - or closed - restaurant day. So most places either put on the dog, or forget the celebration altogether.

Here are a few restaurants that will definitely be doing something worth consideration:

Bistro 45

Address: 45 S. Mentor Ave., Pasadena.

Phone: (818) 795-2478.

Menu: Family-style prix-fixe dinner. One seating at 6 p.m. Chilled soup at arrival. Platters of food delivered to tables include salads, leg of lamb with flageolets, grilled sausages, chicken provencal, quiches, grilled vegetables, pommes frites. Dessert buffet.

Price: $35 (includes all wines and beers, food, tax and tip).

Miscellaneous: Festive decorations. Live jazz band. Casual attire welcome.

Cafe St. Michel

Address: 11929 Ventura Blvd., Studio City.

Phone: (818) 761-9800.

Menu: Three-course, prix-fixe dinner. Appetizers, entrees and desserts from regular menu or from list of specials du jour.

Price: $19.95.

Miscellaneous: Balloons. French recorded music.

La Cachette

Address: 10506 Santa Monica Blvd., West Los Angeles.

Phone: (310) 470-4992.

Menu: Four-course prix-fixe dinner begins with chestnut and morel mushroom soup followed by a lobster salad with a white truffle vinaigrette and tricolor flag vegetables. Entree is a choice of filet of beef with Roquefort cheese and black peppercorn sauce, wild mushroom-stuffed chicken breast or tournedo of salmon with a cabernet and shallot sauce boosted with chervil and tarragon. Dessert is La Bastille hazelnut and vanilla ice cream tower with a mixed berry sauce.

Price: $58.

Miscellaneous: Festive decorations. Waiters and waitresses in costume. Accordionist.

Le Petit Bistro

Address: 13360 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks; 631 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood.

Phone: Sherman Oaks: (818) 501-7999; West Hollywood: (310) 289-9797.

Menu: Regular menu with complimentary appetizer dips plus Bastille dinner specials of filet mignon with cracked pepper, seedless grapes and a port wine sauce and a grilled swordfish plate.

Price: Specials are $14.95 each.

Miscellaneous: 500 balloons.

Pinot at the Chronicle

Address: 897 Granite Drive, Pasadena.

Phone: (818) 792-1179.

Menu: Three-course prix-fixe dinner with choice of five appetizers, four entrees and six desserts.

Price: $35.

Pinot Bistro

Address: 12969 Ventura Blvd., Studio City.

Phone: (818) 990-0500.

Menu: Three-course prix-fixe dinner with a choice of five appetizers, five entrees and three desserts.

Price: $35.

Pinot Hollywood

Address: 1448 N. Gower St., Hollywood.

Phone: (818) (213) 461-8800.

Menu: Four-course prix-fixe dinner with a choice of four appetizers, two soups, four entrees and four desserts.

Price: $35.

Wine Bistro

Address: 11915 Ventura Blvd., Studio City..

Phone: (818) 766-6233.

Menu: Three-course prix-fixe dinner with champagne. Appetizer, entree and dessert options from regular menu or list of specials du jour.

Price: $30.95.

Miscellaneous: Balloons. Tableside magic of Scott Lazar.
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Date:Jul 10, 1997
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