How E 6th St Whisked Us Away to a Parisian Getaway

Downtown life in Los Angeles has a little taste of everything. Taco trucks, social clubs, ramen spots and this Parisian hole in the wall, Mignon. The vibe is casual, and as classy as the joint is, boxes litter the corners of the restaurant, looking as if shipments have come in, but have yet to be put away. It goes against the flow of the bar but oddly enough, it works. It creates an environment that says, “Hey, we’re Mignon and we’re not totally put together so if you’re not either, that’s more than ok and very welcome here.” In a perfectly curated world, that’s more refreshing than we ever thought a couple of random boxes could ever be.

Menu items like Foie Gras au Torchon, Filets de Sardines, and Escargots à la Bourguignonne prove that beyond that slightly disheveled appearance of unpacked boxes, (in certain areas of the bar, the overall look and feel is absolutely lovely) this spot has some fancy food. The charcuterie board is delicious, with five different meats coming putting the price point at $20 and very worth it.

Happy hour happens every day from 6-8 and that ham and brie croissant sandwich is the perfect ‘after-work treat’ to go with your happy hour glass of wine. Their seating is limited, with just two stand alone tables and one gorgeous dark oak bar filling the center of the place. Insiders tip - get there around 6:30pm. Not too early that you’re sitting in an empty bar for hours but just early enough to secure your seat at the bar. It’s always our favorite kind of adventure when you take a trip down just another regular DTLA street and find yourself sipping some wine, eating some cheese, and feeling like you’ve been whisked away to a Parisian hole in the wall getaway.

Mignon Food + Wine

128 E. 6th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014