French-inspired food at Terrine is the one dineLA Restaurant Week meal this summer (at least for me).
First the non-dineLA items: $1 and $2 raw oysters were pretty decent, the steak frittes topped with bone marrow was excellent. Not a good enough reason to come here in and of themselves, but a solid addition to the meal.
Getting to the proper dineLA menu, appetizers of the deep fried oyster (yes, singular) and lobster ravioli were both superb. Lobster ravioli in particular; so sad you only get one piece! The tartine was also good if you wanted a veggie option, but I don't have a lot of experience with tartine's so not sure how it compares.
Main courses, scallop crusted rock cod seemed to be ok, and while the pork belly looked amazing, it was just ok. Brilliant skin, but the meat underneath was dry, and the sauce below was overly sweet. The sweet corn agnolotti was amazing tho. Desserts were chocolate mousse and a peach financier; once you broke though the outer cruse of the financier and had each bite of peach and financier together, it was very good.
Decor was typical for the area, modern yet reserved, and the outdoor patio continued the atmosphere with a massive tree shading reasonably comfortable tables. Service was a bit slow at first but improved as things went on, definitely an enjoyable meal!