I have never had a bad meal
I have never had a bad meal here. I have sat at the bar, outside, inside, it doesn't matter, the service is always great and everyone from the hosts to the busters are very nice!
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a very pleasant lunch with business colleagues on a pretty spring afternoon. Food was very solid. Service was friendly and professional. Great burger, hanger steak salad and smokey tasting Whitefish melt sandwich. Will definitely return.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took out of town friends there
Took out of town friends there and we again had a great meal. Always a winner
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was great - the
Everything was great - the food, service and location.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The bartenders were very congenial with great drink suggestions, without being too " in your business". The appetizer selection is fantastic.... Would return just for those, but dinner was also outstanding. I've been meaning to come for years. I live in Santa Barbara Ca, and was in LA for a conference. So glad I came, great neighborhood vibe too... I shall return. Love it.
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time at Ford's Filling Station. It's been talked about for some time and finally I checked it out for Mother's day lunch. My mom & I went after checking out the menu online beforehand. We decided to go for lunch instead of dinner to ovoid massive crowds--great idea. Food is heavily pork/meat oriented but also combined with some interesting veggies to even it out. Outside dining is definitely recommended.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Treated Like A Queen
I was able to make last minute reservations, and when we got there, they accommodated us with a better table that we loved. There were specials and regular items and it was unrushed and pleasant with delicious food and dessert. Ham flavored ice cream! Every flavor they serve is made "in house" and so unique like all their other offerings, but the Pub Burger is still their best!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
i love pigs' ears
The food was great; we loved the pigs' ears and bacon chocolate cake. Atmosphere is casual with attractive rustic decor.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The pork chop was amazing!
We went to dinner Friday night before the theater. The pork chop was amazing and the kale was a delectable treat. The steak on the menu was pretty good, but I prefer more veges with my meal. Wonderful patio seating. A nice date night!
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went late on a Sunday night so it wasn't too busy. I had a lamb steak with some amazing flavor combinations. The pub burger was noted as very good by my companion. All the apps we had were wonderful and the beer list was very tasty. I'd highly recommend Ford's.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the Memorial Day BBQ - the roasted pig, chicken, beef brisket, ribs and sausage was amazing. Starting with the halibut ceviche - wow - could not have been better. The potato salad was one of the best around. My sister enjoyed the tri-tip salad, with butter leaf lettuce.
5/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Culver City Pub delivers
Good, consistent offerings of creative flatbreads, sandwiches and entrees. Respectable and adequate draft and bottled bear listing.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
So Good I Had To Go Again
I've always loved Ford's and hadn't been there for a while. I enjoyed dinner so much I took my husband there the next night. Wasn't even embarrassed to sit in the same section and have the same waiter. He got extra points for remembering my drink order!
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Casual Dining with Flair
Six of us on a Saturday night - ages 20-50. Everyone had a great meal and a great time.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to Ford's Filling
I've been to Ford's Filling Station twice. It is a great spot for a business lunch in Culver City.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
it was a great restaurant and great food. I met a friend and we had the intent of "catching up" the restaurant is quite loud. So if you need to be really focus on your subject and not the surroundings, this MAY not be the place for you. It was so incredibly yummy.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not just an american restruant
All to often us excitable dinners look food sites and see a restaurant listed as an American restaurant which makes us cringe. Conjuring up thoughts of Denny's, or other chain restaurants. Ford's Filling Station is far from this. We ate the crispy pig ears (not going to find that on Denny's menu) they where cooked to perfection. Further my wife the consonant Asian ordered the squid ink pasta another non American dish, though I did not partake she stated that it was above par (which in her language means it was outstanding). So if to say a restaurant is an American style restaurant means that we have married recipes or influences form many cultures into their own versions of the classics then this is a great American restaurant.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for a birthday celebration
I always enjoy the ambience and food and Ford's Filling Station. I hosted a group of 7 and everything was great. I brought a cake for the birthday girl and the staff handled all the slicing and serving (for a nominal fee). When one of my party realized her entree had an ingredient she couldn't eat, it was quickly replaced and not added to the bill. Only slight negative was that the service was a little slow, but that's a very slight negative. I'll eat there again. Oh, and by gluten-intolerant and non-meat eating friends were able to find plenty to eat.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly from beginning to end.
We had a enjoyable lunch there, excellent food, exceeded our expectation! Everyone had a great dish(es). The staff was very nice, sincere, attentive and most of all efficient.
The restaurant is clean and was not noisy.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique cuts and nice presentation
We order a wide selection of the small plates and found all of them appetizing.
Would recommend the stuffed dates and the charcuterie plate especially.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant had a live band outside the night we visited and the music was great although a tad loud. We sat on the back part of the patio. The service was good and the lamb was excellent. I enjoy the vibe of this place.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Band too loud
One thing can ruin a whole experience. The band playing on the front patio was way too loud for the space they were in. They were playing loud enough to be at an outdoor food festival. We sat inside at the opposite end of the restaurant and could still hear them perfectly clear from outside. I should remember the great food, not how bad I felt for everybody sitting on the patio.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and great service.
Great food and great service. There's always something unique and tasty on the menu.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
a tasty menu
Very tasty food served pleasantly in a nice surround. I would go again and often
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
exciting food new discoveries
I'm always surprised by this food experience lavender infuse strawberry shortcake was a real surprise.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my 1st time @ Ford's, wanting to go for some time - Dine LA was my cue! The menu really caught my eye! Original decor, nice setting. Good background music, not too loud. Service pretty good. Food was Wow! Delicious! Started with some marinated olives w/our apéritif. Then, had lamb meatballs - absolutely delicious! - & burrata, arugula salad - delish, too. Main courses were bacon-wrapped stuffed quail - fab! - & pork sausage w/beluga lentils - unfortunately, we thought the sausage was missing something, & definitely could have been a little fattier - they were a little on the dry side. Dessert was scrumptious! Strawberry trifle w/lavender cream & shortbread, and stone fruit "crisp" - more like a crumble. Thanks!
7/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect place for a happy hour and late night dinner.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Interesting food, but nothing stunned me. I did like the popular bacon wrapped scallops and the special heirloom tomato salad, but my entree was just ok. The service was very good and they treated our large group well.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Trying something new
Wanted to go somewhere new (to me) with good food, a relaxed atmosphere and reasonable background noise. This place fitted the bill exactly. Friendly staff, great food, reasonable prices and lots of parking in the nearby structure. Will go again.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jem in Culver City
Ford's has been serving gastropub food since before it was trendy. The food remains consistently good and I would go here more often if it were closer to where I live.This is a must try on the west side. The staff is always friendly and the menu is always offering some unique choices that you will not find anywhere else.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
GREAT burger, w/ salty side salad
I was surprised and delighted at how good my burger was. Extra charge of $3 for cheese seemed a bit much, but I needed my cheese. The side salad had kind of a salty dressing to me. But I still ate nearly every bite of both.
My friend's onion rings were nothing special, but not greasy, which I saw as a nice plus.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food...equally fantastic ambience.
Had not been in a while and wow...so pleased with everything about our lunch. Food was excellent. Service was excellent.
Can't wait to get back!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique menu - great dinner
We had an enjoyable meal at Ford's. The food was excellent, especially the appetizers with the brisket taquitos, kale chips, bacon wrapped dates and the deviled eggs being our favorites. Every item on the menu has its own unique spin which makes almost every single item worth trying. On the entree level our favorites were the shrimp curry - delicately flavored and the chile verde tacos. The pub burger was good too but not special except for the onion rings that came with it. Our server was nice enough but seem disinterested and was not very friendly and it was also disconcerting that the outdoor tables all wobbled back and forth. It is so irritating. All in all one of our favorite area restaurants.
8/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
had a large group. service was excellent. food certainly serviceable but nothing extraordinary.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been to the restaurant
We've been to the restaurant few time before. Always have good experience with food and service.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to Ford's Filling
I have been to Ford's Filling Station several times for dinner before going to the Kirk Douglas theater which is just up the street. the food it always terrific and the service very attentive. This was the first time I'd been there for lunch. Food was good as always. We sat inside. It was a little noisy inside. I think it would have been quieter on the patio. Always a great place to go -- for a quick snack or a full meal.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our 3rd time & we brought friends. The food was basic in theme (pork-bacon) but unique in its preparation and a delight to the palate. Every plate went back clean! What we like is that there is no "standard" menu -- every return is a new experience. Love this place.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've eaten dinner there and
We've eaten dinner there and it was good BUT, this was the finest brunch menu we've ever eaten. It was so delicious we want to go there every weekend from now on!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was casual with a fresh lean. The kale chips were very greasy. Beet salad was delicious. It has a slight spicyness from the jalepenos.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really enjoyed my visit to Ford's. I have dined here several times and live just across the street so it is now one of my favorite places. They have great food, fresh and tasty cocktails and a fun lively vibe. I love the outdoor space and the service is excellent. I would recommend the caulliflour appetizer and their salads are delicious!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went here for a birthday party, and came back again in the same week. We loved the trout, fish & chips and the onion rings.
The food was very tasty, and my husband is a chef, so we can tell good fresh food when we eat it.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Whole roasted head of cauliflower with garlic, capers, lemon, rosemary and olive oil. Fig salad with burrata, bresaola, and arugula. Roasted trout. These are some of the items that were on the very fresh and seasonal menu that I enjoyed recently. I've been coming to Ford's for years because the food is just so darn good. There's ample outside seating and the indoors is a big open room that includes the open kitchen in the back. Good cocktails too. I've never been disappointed. Go, post-haste!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impressed First Timer
Heard about Ford's for a few years and since I don't live in the area I had not been before last night. Myself and friends enjoyed drinks, apps and dinner and were very impressed. We shared everything in order for us to all try a lot of different things. Can honestly say that not one thing we tried was a "miss" we enjoyed everything including the hand crafted drinks our bartender/waiter Dan was making for us. Highlights were the goat cheese filled bacon wrapped dates, Pork Belly Lettuce Wraps (do not miss these, they are awesome) Mac and Cheese (I know, everyone loves M&C, not me. I actually dislike most.) Dan makes some great drinks and was a great server/bartender. Also had a Jerry Springer and Ian Gomez (Cougar Town) sighting. woop!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great 1st Impressions! Will be back
Came in for a late dinner for two on Halloween night (read mid-week, slow business). We were given a warm welcome and offered our pick of tables since there were only a few other diners in the restaurant and at bar. Grabbed a cozy bench in the corner and were treated to a great low-key dinner, with genuine and not-to-intrusive service, and excellent food. If the skate wing, which was on special, ever shows up again, it is a must-try. Very cool fish that is rarely seen on casual menus...don't be weirded out that you're basically eating sting-ray...it is tender, mild, and delicious in browned butter with briny capers! Can't wait to come back for a more meat-centric meal with friends. We'll cover much more ground on the menu that way : )
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ford's a winner!
This was just a simple lunch with a friend who lives near by, but it was good in every aspect. I was delighted to see my
old friend, Randolph, a great manager, on the floor. He works lunch a few days a week. He has always been one of my
favorite people--a real gentleman. His presence a lone made Ford's Filling Station stand out.
The service from Chris was terrific. His suggestions turned out to be excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
I will definitely return.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I have been to Ford's a few times now, last time for his Birthday. The food just blew us away again and our waitress Hayley was just super cool.
We had the Steak Tartare and the Head Cheese Cake - both were fabulous. And for dinner we had the breaised Kobe Beef Cheeks - dear lord, I almost licked my plate clean ! My husband the Berkshire Pork and it just melted in our mouths...So good.
Hayley did everything right and was just a pleasure to have as our waitress.
Planning our next outing with friends - brunch. I think we will have to come to Ford's !
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
always worth a visit
I've always thought Ford's Filling Station was a bit overpriced for a Gastropub; however I've never been disappointed eating here, which is not something I can so for most LA restaurants.
We recently sat down for their Thanksgiving Dinner, which simple, excellent, and really well thought out.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious! Great service and the dinner was terrific! Sweet potato carrot puree with homemade marshmallows was fantastic!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful casual dining experience
We hadn't been to Ford's Filling Station for dinner for quiet a while and what a great re-discovery. The food remains well-sourced, deeply flavored, ably cooked, a very small menu with enough range of choices - obviously the chef is highly confident and capable to construct such a menu - we loved the ability to talk without having to raise our voices, I would return just for that. There is music but is low does not demand attend or hinder easy conversation. Will go back soon.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent as always it such a pleasure to be at ford's
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM