Too new to call
The restaurant just opened. The food was good but there was some kinks that needed to be worked out. The view was nice and the staff was great. It will get better i am sure.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my boyfriend and parents here last Saturday night. It is a really great place. We all LOVED what we ate. The appetizers (wild boar sausage and eggs and the ahi special) were both so delicious. I shared a goat cheese and beet salad that was so flavorful - with little balls of goat cheese, arugula, pears (the good kind), and beets. For dinner I had the scallops, which were cooked to perfection. The boyfriend had lamb served rare, which was also perfectly cooked and tender. My dad's beef cheek stroganoff was sooo good, as was the sea bass. The only downsides were no fun cocktails menu (we were told it is still in the works) and the cheesecake was iffy. But the warm, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies and ice cream were great!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
My favorite restaurant, 5-star
My favorite restaurant, 5-star service, excellent food.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
First note - I plan to return soon. Second - poor service due to no apparent management present. Servers disappeared.
The food was excellent except for one thing, the fish stew in which the octopus was rubbery, both mussels and clams over cooked and the crab tasted like it has been sitting waiting for days. Skip it. The swordfish was wonderful, very nicely done. The appetizers of oysters (very nice and very fresh), chorizo mussels (wow - I will go back just for these) and boar bellies (wonderful) were all top level and different enough to be special.
Menu mistake, the least expensive steak was $62, with the alternative being $110. Really? When all your other dishes are in the $20-30 range? Something off here. I am sure it will be fixed.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cozy though Quiet
I chose this place from Open Table, as I had to arrange a Dinner with a friend in the Santa Monica Area, and don't know the neighbourhood well at all. I had eaten in the Private Members Club 41 Ocean, and liked the food and ambience then, so I thought I would try this. It was a Tuesday Night, at 7.30pm, and the restaurant was empty with the exception of a table of 6 or 8 people, which made it feel a little cold, even though I could tell that this place would be really cozy and romantic with a few more people to populate it!
Our Server was very attentive and had a good knowledge of the menu, however the food was just, OK in my opinion - rather bland and for the price, wasn't worth it.
12/9/2013 4:00:00 PM