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Coco Laurent French Bistro Opening Nov 2012 in Downtown LA

Coco Laurent, a new upscale French bistro and bar, is scheduled to open this month, Nov 2012, at 7th and Grand across from Bottega Louie

No it’s not a new Guess clothing store coming to 7th and Grand across from Bottega Louie as many downtowners thought this past spring. No, it’s way better. A very exciting new French bistro and bar called Coco Laurent is putting on the finishing touches with plans to soft open in the next two weeks. I foresee the new restaurant forming a very strong synergy with Bottega Louie across the street.

Having seen the space recently, the place is gorgeous. At 7,000 square feet, the space has soaring high ceilings. The design is classic French style with handmade chandeliers flown in from France hung over the bar and the walnut crown moldings accentuate the space with fine details.

The owner of Coco Laurent is no stranger to downtown. Vincent Terzian was previously behind the Crocker Club as co-owner and designer at 5th and Spring, and for Coco Laurent, he is bringing in Chef Guillaume Jouvet from Paris.  According to Mark Quest of Forte The Collective, the PR team working with Terzian, Coco Laurent will have “something for everyone.”

“The vibe, the food, the drinks and the entire experience will be unprecedented for downtown L.A. Whether you’re looking for a chic downtown restaurant to take a date, an unassuming after-work happy hour spot or a power lunch with an important business client, this will be the place to be,” Quest writes in an email.

The restaurant and bar accommodates up to 300 guests and will be open from brunch to late-night dining and will offer a notable wine list, spirits and ingenious cocktails. Adding to the French flare is the adjoining delicatessen that will open early to serve artisan sandwiches, puff pastries and coffee and tea for those on-the-go.

Currently, the plan is for Coco Laurent to soft open this month.

Coco Laurent French bistro will open this month inside the former Robinson’s department store at 7th and Grand

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  1. Ahhh yes. No longer a mystery! This will be an outstanding addition to the intersection. I hope so badly that their menu is approachable.

    Now if we can only get Astani’s Angelena breaking ground…

  2. Clark says

    This is exciting, indeed!
    I’m so thrilled with the new breed of restaurants that incorporate market / deli areas into their concept (Artisan House / Bottega Louie / and coming soon, Spring). Also the early coffee/pastry concept without opening the entire place (The Parish, Coco Laurent, and I think Figaro Bistro might have that too).
    7th Street has really become a terrific dining destination with an option for everyone.

  3. we are all going to become fat blobs with the amount of new restaurants opening in downtown la. its wonderful!

  4. Emily says

    This is promising! I’m excited that they will be serving brunch. Will there be outside seating?

  5. Lawrence says

    Hi Emily – from our understanding the restaurant will have enclosed patio seating facing Grand Avenue – should be very nice!

  6. John G. says

    What’s really wonderful is that “the amount of new restaurants” really reflects the amount of new people working and living in downtown…

  7. Let me see, Figaro, Industriel, Church and State, Perch, Coco Laurent…all French inspired. We will have to start calling Downtown the Left Bank of Los Angeles. Can’t wait to try Coco Laurant. 7th Street is now restaurant row.

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