Le Clafoutis Restaurant Is Permanently Closed


This was an early iteration of the Clafoutis Restaurant website. The site's domain expired around 2004 and new owners utilized the site for selling all sorts of clothing, lamp lighters, wristwatches and even navel uniforms. The domain's registration has had several owners. The current owner decided to return the site to its original iteration for nostalgic reasons, particularly now that the restaurant has permanently closed. We will miss you, Clafoutis.
Content is from the site's 2001 - 2003 archived pages and other outside sources.



After serving up French cuisine for the past 25 years in the center of Sunset Plaza in West Hollywood, Le Clafoutis has closed.


THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Clafoutis Restaurant Review
This was L.A.'s answer to a Parisian bistro. A part of the hip Sunset Plaza scene, the sidewalk tables made a great spot for people-watching. Inside, it was not uncommon to find a famous face noshing in a quiet corner. The cuisine celebrated the sunny Mediterranean, with Provençal and Italian influences dominating. You’ld find a little bit of everything on the menu, from gazpacho to escargots to fried calamari, before moving on to grilled ahi, chicken in Dijon mustard sauce or a rib-eye with fries. Finally, you could opt for a cheese plate to finish off your bottle from the respectable wine list, then a soufflé or tarte au citron. For brunch, the quiche and crêpes were a treat, but the real draw here was the location. If there was a spot available, we chose the back balcony which boasts a bird's eye view of the city.

NB: My brunch at a chic French cafe was not just about delectable food, but it was also where I discovered my love for cast iron skillets. The dish I ordered was served in a stunning skillet, which caught my attention. The handle was designed to look like a cherry branch - this was a high-end designer skillet suitable for display. I asked the waiter if he knew where the restaurant sourced these beautiful skillets from. He wasn't sure but checked with the manager. The manager came over to personally inform me, "It was purchased at an NestHomeware.com. Check the site out," he said when I explained why I was asking. "The site also has other cast iron cookware that might be of interest to you." That information was priceless. How serendipity was that brunch! Amazing food and a super shopping discovery. Le Clafoutis may be no more, but I still remember that day fondly.


Le Clafoutis Has No More People To Watch on Sunset Strip

The sceney West Hollywood patio restaurant serving predictable French fare is suddenly gone from the Strip.
by Matthew Kang Oct 22, 2014
There are few places in town that just scream people-watching. Les Petit Four is one pick, and another is Le Clafoutis, which lived for 25 years on Sunset Strip with a large patio, just the kind of place that West Hollywood scenesters preferred to congregate on. The sad thing is that their Facebook page says that they'll be celebrating their 25th anniversary in late September.
Sadly commenters and even people passing by have noticed the papered up windows and disconnected phone line. Le Clafoutis is gone from this world, which means people watchers will only have Les Petit Four to enjoy on that stretch of Sunset Strip.


Le Clafoutis Turns Into Monaco-Backed Cali-Med Restaurant Avenue 31
 by Farley Elliott May 29, 2015
There’s some new signage up on the former Le Clafoutis space along the glitzier part of the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. The longtime celeb-spotting haunt went down last fall, but an ABC license for the location resurfaced in March, pointing to a name, Sunset Kitchen, and a Miami-linked restaurateur named Stefano Frittella.



Clafoutis Restaurant Sunset Plaza, Los Angeles


CIRCA 2001 -2003

The French influenced continental menu and prime people-watching dining along Sunset Boulevard have earned Clafoutis a loyal local (and high profile) following. Enjoy their handmade breads, pastries and desserts baked daily on premises. Choose among Parisian-style sidewalk dining, a more relaxed and eclectic dining room or an intimate back patio with an amazing city lights view.



  • Outdoor dining in the heart of Sunset Plaza
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Los Angeles
  • Inexpensive freshly prepared gourmet cuisine



Cuisine Type:  California cuisine with a French influence
Dress Code:  Casual
Breakfast:  Everyday from 7:00 AM
Lunch & Dinner: Everyday to 12:00 PM-week end to 1:00 PM
Take out Service: Take Out available
Credit Cards:  VISA - AMEX - MASTER
Lunch Price Range: Lunch $11
Dinner Price Range: Dinner $20
Valet parking: Free Parking available in the Back
Address: 8630 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90069
Cross Street: Sunset Dr.
Reservations: Not requiered
Phone: 310 659 5233



  • A Sampling of Paris on the Strip
    by Michelle Hunven- LA Times -
    "Clafoutis is as close to a small Parisien Café I've found in L.A.".
  • Take plunge on wild side at Clafoutis
    by Barbara Etaon -Eaton Alive -

    Clafoutis is an eclectic trendy, youthful, new wave French Bistro with electricity and energy, reminiscent of a Parisian boulangerie.
    The alcove has a magnificent view of Beverly Hills and, on a clear night, the rainbowed lights of Century City twinkle like stars over the horizon.






Soup of The Day 3.50

Oven Baked Onion Soup | 3.95

Gazpacho Soup cold Tomato juice with Celery and Bell Peppers | 3.95

Chicken Ravioli with Tomato and Basil Sauce | 6.50

Fried Calamari with Marinara Sauce | 6.75

Crab Cake with Green Peppercorn Sauce | 6.95

Carpaccio of Salmon | 6.95

Mussels Mariniere white Wine Shallots, Garlic Herbs and a touch of cream | 8.25

Escargot Chablisienne | 7.25

Roulade of Smoked Salmon with Goat Cheese | 7.50

Sauteed Shrimps with Tomato in Sambuca and Dry Vermouth Sauce | 7.50

Salmon Tartare with Green Peppercorn Served with Mixed Green | 8.50


Baby Mixed Salad with Tomatoes Mushrooms and a light Vinaigrette | Sm 4.50 | 6.50

Tomato- Mozzarella with Basil, Onions and Baby Mixed Salad | 7.50

Chopped Salad with Turkey, Ham and Blue Cheese, Herbs lemon dressing | 8.95

Warm Goat Cheese Salad with lemon and Olive Oil Dressing | 8.50

Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons | Sm4.95 | 7.50

Clafoutis Salad with Grapes, Walnuts, Goat Cheese in a Walnutlime Dressing | 8.95

Quiche, Spinach and Mushroom or Ham and Bacon with Mixed Greens | 8.50

Cold Chicken Salad with Pine-Nuts, Raisins and Capers | 8.95

Oriental Chicken Salad lightly tossed in a Sesame Oil Dressing | 9.50

Warm Grilled Chicken over Baby Spinach with pine nuts and goat cheese | 8.95

Avocado Chicken Salad with Grilled Almonds and Sour Cream Dressing | 8.95

Plateau Nicois with White Tuna, Olives, Green Beans, Tomatoes, Anchovies Eggs and New Potatoes | 9.95

Bay Shrimp,Heart of Palm and Avocado Salad lime and Olive Oil Dressing | 11.95

Scandia Salad with Norwegian Smoked Salmon Capers, Onions, Tomatoes and Baby Mixed Greens | 13.95


Angel Hair Alla Cheecha Fresh Tomatoes in a Garlic Basil and Olive Oil Sauce | 8.50

Angel Hair Primavera Assorted Baby Vegetables in a Marinara Sauce | 8.95

Angel Hair Putanesca Capers,Black Olives in a Fresh Tomato Sauce | 9.50

lasagna Of the Day | 9.50

Fettucini Bolognese with a Tomato Meat Sauce | 9.50

Chicken Ravioli with Tomato and Basil Sauce | 10.95

Penne Eggplant with Mozzarella and a Marinera Sauce | 10.95

Penne Portofino of Fresh Salmon and light Tomato-Cream Sauce | 12.95

Penne Piccolo Smoked Chicken Bacon, Peas in a light Cream Sauce | 12.95

Penne with Pine-Nuts, Sun Dried Tomatoes and Coat Cheese | 10.95

Fettucini with Shrimp and a light Garlic-Cilentro Cream Sauce | 13.95

linguini mixed with Chicken, Mushrooms and a Black Peppercorn Sauce | 12.50

Grilled Scampi Tomato, Garlic and Parsley served with Angel Hair Pasta | 14.95

Risotto Of the Day | 13.95


Sole Reurre Nantais with Bay Shrimps, Mushroom and diced Potatoes | 14.95

lake Superior White Fish over Mixed Greens and topped with lemon Sauce | 14.95

Grilled Salmon Chives and Scallion sauce served with Spaghettini and olives | 14.50

Grilled Ahi Tuna over Potato Pure topped with a Cabernet and Black Chanterelle Sauce | 14.95

Grilled Ahi Tuna over Nicoise Salad | 14.95


Grilled Chicken Breast over Potato Puree with a Tarragon Xerez Vinegar Sauce | 13.95

Chicken Sunset Grilled Chicken Breast Topped with a >Tomato and Basil Sauce served with French Fries | 13.95

Black Peppercorn Chicken Breast on a bed of lightly Creamed Spinach with | 13.95

Raisins topped with Black Pepper-Cognac Sauce Chopped Steak topped with Black Pepper-Cognac Sauce

with French Fries | 9.95

New York Steak topped with a Shallot and Cabernet served >with French Fries | 16.95

Grilled lamb Chops served with Ratatouille Nicoise Garlic Potatoes, lemon and Thyme Sauce | 16.95

Veal Medallions with lemon Sauce served with Risotto Vegetables | 16.95

Grilled Filet Mignon served with Garlic Spinach and Herb Potatoes topped with a Brandy Peppercorn Sauce | 19.95


(until 6:00 pm)

(Served with French Fries)

Grilled Chicken Breast with Mozzarella | 8.50

Grilled Ahi Sandwich with Salsa


Fresh-Roasted Turkey Sandwich and Avocado | 8.95

House Tuna | 8.95


(Served with Gratin Potatoes and Fresh Fruit)

Two Eggs | 5.50

Two Eggs with Bacon or Ham | 6.25

Huevos Rancheros with Tomatoes, Onions and Jalapenos | 6.75

Eggs Renedict with English Muffins and Canadian Bacon topped with Hollandaise Sauce | 9.75

Scottish Eggs with English Muffins, Norwegian Smoked Salmon and Hollandaise Sauce | 10.95


(Served with Gratin Potatoes and Fresh Fruit)

Plain | 6.50

Ham and Swiss Cheese | 6.95

Chicken and Apple Sausage Omelette with Onions and Tomatoes | 7.25

Ratatouille of Tomatoes and Eggplant | 7.50

Spinach Mushrooms and Swiss Cheese | 7.50

Norwegian Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese | 8.50

Eggs White | 1.00

Mushrooms, Swiss Cheese Onions Hani Spinach Tomatoes (Each) | .50

Mozzarella or Coat Cheese | 1.00

Norwegian Smoked Salmon | 2.95


Scandia with Norwegian Smoked Salmon on Baby Mixed salad with

Onions and Capers Served with 6 Grain toast and Cream Cheese | 13.95

Fruit Salad | large 6.50 | small | 3.95


Granola with Non-Fat Yogurt | 5.95

Take Out Menu - Price are subject to change without notice.