There weren't many people
There weren't many people there for lunch on Monday but the Diver scallops on crab risotto was delicious. we sat outside in back of the hotel and it was tranquil. Love the Hotel decor!
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
The atmosphere is very relaxing
The atmosphere is very relaxing and the food is fantastic.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
waitress was very attentive.
waitress was very attentive. the salmon was incredible. sat outside - it was very comfortable for our business lunch meeting.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We ordered a bottle of wine
We ordered a bottle of wine and a number of small bites. The food was all good, some of it was fantastic. The best pork belly we've had in L.A. Crostinis were delicious. Staff was excellent.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Rushed to get to Valet!
Excellent food and service. Relatively quiet and romantic.
The only problem here is the parking.
Parking is $12 for 2 hours and $5 for each hour thereafter, with NO validation.
So you have to rush your dinner and get to valet before your 2 hours is up.
Parking validation should be included!!
This ruins a perfectly good evening!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Small plate paradise
The menu consists mostly of small plates--easy to taste a few courses. Sitting outdoors in their garden makes such a pleasant evening. Only complaint was in attentive service--waiter rarely came by, so long gaps between ordering drinks, dinner, then coffee/dessert.
5/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Whist continues to be innovative
Whist continues to be innovative and creative. Food, service and outside diining are excellent. Always a treat to dine here for a special occasion or just for a delightful experience.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service, Great Food
Farm to table without attitude. Great outdoor space. Servers are informed and make wonderful suggestions from wines to dessert.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorites
The Whist is a real gem. The outdoor dining area is beautiful and the food even better. While not inexpensive, the plates are a reasonable value. But what really shines is the service. Without hovering, the wait staff was always available, the water glasses always full, the hot food hot and cold food cold. It's a great place for a wonderful, romantic evening.
I left it for last, but the only complaint I have is the parking. There is no reason for the hotel (the restaurant is in the Viceroy Hotel) to charge what they do for dinner patrons. It's too bad, cause they tell you what the parking charge is when you drop off the car and it starts the evening off on the wrong note.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very stylish decor adds a theatrical energy to the inside spaces and to the garden. Menu offers sophisticated parings by a creative chef in both small plates and medium-size entrees good for easy sharing.
Highly recommend dining here.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful Outdoor Dining
Dined with two friends and we all loved the beautiful outdoor dining space. It is lovely. I ordered the halibut and butternut squash, both were nice and the halibut was prepared perfectly. Our waiter was not very attentive to our table but the other servers and all the bartenders were excellent.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a most enjoyable and scrumptious evening. The staff were just incredible from making the reservation down to the coffee at evening end. The 32oz Kobe beef was a bit oversold and our only not up to par comment. It just wasn't enough for 4 people with the huge bone. The other dishes were fabulous especially the salads. We will definitely be back.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We go to Whist whenever we want a relaxing outdoor dinner with excellent food. It's great to take out of town guests so they see just how sweet the LA lifestyle can be. The food was better than ever!!!! Our friends enjoyed the evening!!!
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, fantastic atmosphere,
Great food, fantastic atmosphere, friendly. One of the best places ever!
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place, good food
The place is kept in the Viceroy syle and the atmosphere is absolutly outstanding. The food is cooked straight forward and very good. We would return any time.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
If I could dine every night at CAST
...it would be a no brainer.
The opportunity to show off to an out of town guest proved a great reason to check out the new menu, and despite my (arguably unreasonably high) expectations I was floored by the quality of my dinner.
Viceroy's charm is in its ambience, venue, service, and location, but its true merit is the menu - covered top to bottom in dishes that are as exciting and innovative as they are delicious. We ordered a few staples (ceviche, the famous gnocchi, lamb meatballs, and the most delicious biscuits I've ever eaten) but were blown away by the little adventures on our table: the fried quail, the octopus, and the incredibly creative lobster. Phenomenal.
Besting a CAST regular has one downside: the envy of the out of towner
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
first time dining here
very good experience I just wished they gave us a table by the pool and not close to the kitchen door and they need more menu options and not be out of fish dishes
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cast is a secret garden, with the most amazing service and delicious food. Relaxing and romantic. It would also be a fantastic place to entertain clients at one of the Cabana tables. You could actually here each other speak. Then after dinner set them loose into the hip bar scene.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
From a far, the hotel didn't look very impressive. But the interior was immaculate. The food was flavorful and the service was great!!! I would definitely come back and ask for outdoor dining.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great time at the Whist successor.
Outdoor dining at Cast was a very pleasant experience. The food and wine selection was very good, and the service was impeccable. Highly recommended.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique food, good wine list and an outdoor ambiance make this a nice spot for many occasions.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for Thanksgiving brunch and it was very good. It had mashed potatoes and chocolate pecan pie and those were my two main concerns. The mashed potatoes were just ok but the pie was good - the homemade whipped cream was excellent. The turkey was very good. Quiches were good. All in all I liked it and would go back. Would have given the food 5 stars but like I said the mashed potatoes were just ok. Service was excellent. Nice atmosphere.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM