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At almost 80, this Silver Lake restaurant's an institution, with dishes straight from the French country from which its eponymous family emigrated: ratatouille, les salades ni├žoises, Croques Monsieurs. Plus, on Fridays only, it serves up thick, white chowder just swimming with chewy goodness -- and then promptly runs out, because everyone wants some.

Los Angeles

Taix French Restaurant

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At almost 80, this Silver Lake restaurant's an institution, with dishes straight from the French country from which its eponymous family emigrated: ratatouille, les salades ni├žoises, Croques Monsieurs. Plus, on Fridays only, it serves up thick, white chowder just swimming with chewy goodness -- and then promptly runs out, because everyone wants some.