About Church and State
Church and State, the glorious French style bar and brasserie, is inauspiciously housed in the old Nabisco Biscuit Co. building on Industrial Street. But don't let the slightly dicey neighbourhood put you off; this place is now a temple to the finer things in life, Steven Arroyo having worked his magic on the space. In the hip bar area, LA's shiny set sip their delicately made cocktails, while in the vaulted, somewhat imposing dining area people tuck into impeccable terrines, steaks frites, well sourced cheeses and huge platters of charcuterie. The ingredients are rustic but the skill of the kitchen is evident in every plate. There's a Parisian feel to the room and a nice buzz about the place. You will go higher in spirits and heavier in belly.