Francophile foodie fantasy land

Craving a taste of Paris? Look no further than Fairmont Century Plaza’s flagship restaurant Lumière. From the antique furnishings sourced straight from France and classic bistro menu staples, like steak frites and onion soup, Lumière transports you to a boisterous, 1920s Parisian brasserie — no passport needed.

Honoring French artisan tradition, the authentic zinc bar — crafted from the same atelier of Versailles — is the crowning glory of the restaurant. Here you can enjoy everything from a glass of champagne to its signature mezcal cocktail, the Century City (also with Argonaut Speculator California brandy, Carpano Antica and Ancho Reyes).

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Lumière’s wine cellar has a robust collection of rare, cult California and French favorites, such as Opus One and Château Pétrus.
  • The patio, lushly landscaped with jasmine, lavender and Magnolia trees, is the in-the-know spot for Sunday brunch.
  • L.A. is home to some of the world’s best cocktail bars, and this French restaurant keeps pace with perfectly executed classic cocktails, high-quality ice and gorgeous antique glassware.
  • Writer’s Den, the restaurant’s private dining room with a nod to 1920 writers, like Hemingway and Fitzgerald, is an enchanting escape for up to 12 guests. Tip: there’s a speakeasy-type window with direct bar access for guests to order up drinks.
  • As the sun rises on the L.A. restaurant, it transitions to a classic patisserie — complete with freshly baked delights (say good morning to a perfect pan au chocolate) and made-to-order espresso drinks.

The Food

  • For starters, the divine chicken liver mousse with olive oil jam is de rigueur.
  • If you’re a shellfish fan, splurge on the premium seafood tower featuring lobster, crab, caviar, prawns and oysters.
  • Entrées like the seabass in an onion soubise, duck confit and even a “meaty” vegetarian option, roasted eggplant, are executive chef Ramon Bojorquez’s shining stars.

Business casual
Gluten-free options
Kid friendly
Outdoor seating
Private dining
Reservations recommended
Valet parking
Vegetarian options
Getting There
2025 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, California 90067
NeighborhoodCentury City
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