French, New American
Fine Dining, Restaurant Group
Part of Joint Venture Restaurant Group
Trois Mec is the vision of Ludo Lefebvre, in conjunction with partners Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo (of Animal, Son of a Gun, and Jon & Vinny's). Opened in June 2013 in an old pizza parlor in a strip mall, Trois Mec, which loosely translates to “three guys”, offers a constantly changing five-course tasting menu and operates on a special ticketing system. The old Raffalo's Pizza sign still hangs above the door outside, but that was the intention. It started as and remains an unpretentious fine-dining experience.
Jonathan Gold, critic for the Los Angeles Times, named it one of his “Top 101 Restaurants” almost immediately after it opened. Since then Trois Mec has earned continuous praise and rave reviews including being named the #1 “Best New Restaurant” by Los Angeles Magazine, #1 Restaurant in Los Angeles of 2014 by LA Weekly, and garnering the #1 “Best Restaurant Dish” by Food & Wine in 2013.