Ladurée The Grove

Restaurants, French Fairfax District
5 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
Venue name: Ladurée The Grove
Contact:
Address: 189 The Grove Dr
Los Angeles
90036-6222
Price: $$
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4.7 / 5

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tastemaker

I waited in line when they opened a branch in NY, and I'm glad we finally have one in LA. This is probably the most famous macaron brand in the world. It's good but I'm not sure if it's the best. I've had a few in Paris and they all kind of taste the same after a while. Nevertheless, Laduree is always a treat and the ambiance is perfect for an morning or afternoon treat with the girls.


YUMMMMMMM!!!!! My favorite macaroon place finally comes to LA.  Let's just say I'm a happy person :)


Be prepared to wait as there's still much hype about this place (as it should), so the line can get really long.  Also, it doesn't move very fast because the workers really take their time.  This is good because when you're next, they're really all about you.  They also have a dining area both upstairs and outside - there's another line for that too but it may be faster depending on what time you go.  


I've been to multiple Laduree so I'm well aware of their selection. All their macaroons are amazing and you can't go wrong.   I tried their new Jimmy Choo champagne flavored one - it was good but not as good as the other ones (clearly all brand name hype).


tastemaker

Stepping into Laduree transforms you into a pastel colored confection dream world, with a Parisian flair. I checked it out around Valentine's Day when it was packed with a never ending line. It's a tiny place but they offer a pastry shop and full menu, and did an excellent job of moving the line along. It amazed me how much they were able to pack into the space actually, in terms of seleciton. 


Rather than try their signature macarons, I opted for croissants. Their Pain au Chocolate was flawless, but what really wowed me was the walnut croissant. I love filled croissants and this one reminded me of baklava flavors, although more subtle and buttery!

tastemaker

I recently visited the pastel-painted macaron mecca: Ladurée, located at the The Grove. I've been waiting patiently for this location to open since I missed the opportunity when I was in New York.

Ladurée is located in a small space, which is why it may seem that they always have a long line; you can hardly fit anyone in there. It may be small, but it's beautiful. Upon entering, there's a long corridor half of which is the pastry case filled with beautiful French delicacies, the cash register merchandised with cute charms, and the bar stocked with all sorts of spirits. The other half has a staircase leading to their even smaller second floor. You also have the option to dine al fresco.

The line moved quickly as I only waited about 10 minutes. I came here solely for desserts, although they do have a full menu - I noticed the servers with trays carrying various lunch dishes. I should've peeked at the menu but didn't. I was enthralled over the pretty - yes, they're very pretty - desserts. I settled on the Saint-Honoré. The Saint-Honoré is a layered pastry. The based is a flaky ring pastry iced in a pink frosting and filled with raspberries and custard. The second layer had three small balls made with the same flaky pastry and iced pink as well. It was heavily covered in a light rose cream and dotted with fresh raspberries and a single red rose petal. It was fantastic. Aesthetically pleasing and so delicious. The rose cream alone is something I could eat in spoonfuls. I love the flavor of rose: subtle and floral, and it was perfect in the cream. It tied the everything together.

I didn't try the macarons but I will be back to try them (and get another Saint)!