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Dominique's Kitchen Opens on PCH

Dominique's Kitchen moves into the restaurant space vacated by Oh La La! Pasta earlier this year.

The French restaurant on Pacific Coast Highway between Ruby and Sapphire streets has changed hands once again.

Dominique's Kitchen—named for owner-chef Dominique Theval—opened last week in the space vacated by Oh La La! Pasta (formerly Bistro Oh La La!), according to an item on EaterLA. Oh La La! replaced Le Beaujolais in July 2011.

The latest restaurant bills itself as "a casual neighborhood hangout serving reasonably priced Euro-French cuisine" in a paragraph on its website.

"Our goal is to make good food an everyday occasion for the neighborhood," according to the website.

The menu offers items like baked snails in garlic butter, garlic fries with mayonnaise, spicy lamb sausage, slow braised beef short ribs, Boston sea scallops and more.

There are also two sizes of cheese fondue with a French baguette, priced at $19.99 for two to four people and $26.99 for four or more people.

Theval attended cooking school in France, and has worked as a chef in France, Bermuda, London and Cambodia, according to his biography on the Dominic's Kitchen website. He came to Los Angeles in August 2002 and was hired as the executive chef of Morels French Bistro and Steakhouse in 2002 before moving to Taix, Los Angeles' oldest French restaurant, in 2006.

Dominique's Kitchen is located at 522 S. Pacific Coast Hwy. in South Redondo Beach.

Yvonne Elm Hall October 29, 2012 at 05:02 AM
We visited this restaurant last night with a family friend and over-stuffed ourselves because the FOOD IS JUST THAT GOOD! we couldn't stop eating .. and still had food to take home. The ambiance is superb as well. I highly recommend this place ... upscale eatery with a neighborhood feel. Glorious!
Nicole Mooradian (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 05:27 AM
Good to hear! The menu looked delicious. (Also, you should totally add your comment as a review and rating on the restaurant's directory page: http://redondobeach.patch.com/listings/dominiques-kitchen)
Bryan November 07, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Actually Bistro Oh La La replaced Le Saint Rafael. I still remember the delicious cassoulet served by Le Saint Rafael. :-)
Sandra December 02, 2012 at 09:21 PM
Le Saint Rafael was my favorite. Rae's and Beaujalais before that were good too though.
Sandra December 07, 2012 at 03:59 AM
Dominique's has taken this clean, trendy little spot and pr a esented an interesting menu at lower prices than the previous occupants. Service is friendly. I had the Roasted Chicken ($12.95) which was savoury and generous-with really good garlic-herb fries...if it had included even a dab of any vegetable, it would've been PERFECT. As it was, it was delicious -and i took half of it home. Wines range from $5-9/glass. They have an espresso machine (holla') and the desserts are all priced at $4.25. I had the Passion Fruit Creme Bruleé-tart, rich and smooth. This is a welcome addition to the great eateries in Redondo Beach.
Nicole Mooradian (Editor) December 07, 2012 at 05:09 AM
Hi Sandra, Why don't you post your comment as a review of Dominique's Kitchen on our directory page? You can find it here: http://redondobeach.patch.com/listings/dominiques-kitchen
James W. Huber January 14, 2013 at 07:18 PM
Does anyone recall the name of the restaurant before Beaujalais. It has to be over 15 years ago, owned by a husband and wife. It didn't last very long, but I recall the food was wonderful. Also getting good reports of Dominiques Kitchen, looking forward to trying this new restaurant. You can bring your own wine, and they charge a $5.00 corkage fee.
Rocketgerl March 22, 2013 at 02:41 PM
I believe it was Rae's.

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