Saint Amour is French for Buttery and Delicious

Do 300 sit-ups. Run 3 miles. Take a shower, grab 3 friends and go to Le Saint Amour in Culver City.

Enter the warm, comfortable dining room. Order a few Blackberry Kir Royales with Heidsieck Monopole Champagne.

Feel the burn in your abs from the sit-ups? Don’t worry. You’ll thank me later.

Start with a dozen light, Kumamoto Oysters with Champagne Mignonette.

Then choose from their house made Country Pate, Duck Rillette, Galantine avec Pistachio or Toulouse Venison Sausage. Or order all of them.

Now, as the warmth of your drunkness is settling in, order the Moules Marinieres & Frites.


Order extra bread and begin sopping up the stupidly good butter broth left at the bottom of the moules bowl.

Now excuse yourself for a moment and send me an email from the table. Don’t mind the sheen of butter this leaves on your iPhone/Blackberry. Tell me you’ve had better mussels in LA. You can’t because you haven’t. Now back to dinner.

Order the Beef Bourguignon.

Revel again in the buttery richness. After all that butter and salt, you can order a Lemon Mousse with Tangerine Sorbet and Blood Orange Granite if you want.

Or another order of fries.

By this point you’ll be extremely satisfied. You may want to thank me but you should instead thank Chefs Bruno Herve Commereuc and Walter Manzke. They are responsible for the terrific French food (the latter consulted on the menu after a successful run at Church and State).

Life’s better with butter. So live a little.

Saint Amour
9725 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

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3 Responses to “Saint Amour is French for Buttery and Delicious”

  1. Diana Says:

    Best mussels EVER.

    And best company too!

  2. Amanda Says:

    The food was delicious, everything was drenched in butter- yes- but it was done very well, especially the Beef Bourguignon.
    I also especially loved the dessert lemon mousse with watermelon granita.
    Thanks for being my dinner companion Neal!

  3. Uncouth Gourmands Says:

    I have driven past Saint Amour countless times, each time I wondered if I should give it a try. After reading your review,I am convinced.The mussels and the beef bourguignon look amazing. I can’t wait!!!

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