Different!Unique location inside of the funky Alexandria Hotel, food is very creative and tasty!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was unusual, andThe food was unusual, and some items were better than others. My husband and mother are very adventurous in their food choices and we were there to celebrate my husband's birthday. My daughter and I are very picky eaters; however, everyone enjoyed something. We tried the lamb's neck, bone marrow, matzoh balls with bacon, the grebness (sp?)(fried chicken skin), broccoli, corn, and fish, as well as the sticky pudding/bread. I had a terrific beer and my husband and mother drank a grenache wine, also very good. The decor was stark but the atmosphere was very fun, with the mismatched chairs, and soft lighting. Our hostess/ waitress, Claire, was patient with all of our questions. All in all, it was a terrific evening. Ilan Hall was not there. : (5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time was better!The food & service were great! The lamb neck was out of this world. Their bone marrow is the best in town.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSmall, adventurous, creative menuA LOT of newer places have opened up DTLA and I feel Gorbals has been overlooked. I myself haven't been back in a LONG time and after this last visit, will definitely be putting it back on regular rotation. There's nothing super scary though there is a DELICIOUS tongue on the menu that everyone must try - the BEST tongue EVER. Along with the much lauded Bahn-Mi poutine. MAN that was good! The noise level can get ridiculously loud so I suggest weeknights for those w sensitive hearing such as myself - regardless, get yourself over there especially if you haven't since the bacon-wrapped-matzo-ball hype.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic all aroundFood was amazing. Specifically the Banh Mi Poutine was friggin unbelievable, so was the chicken skin BLT and the cow tongue confit... Great cocktails too. We go to a lot cool restaurants but they all serve a lot of similar foodie stuff like pork belly, which is great but this place really does it in a new way.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMUnusual MenuUnusual location for this unusual restaurant. Always wanted to try the bacon wrapped matzo balls. Excellent!
Unusual menu but food is excellent.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for GroupsThe food is of incredible quality. The hostess seemed a bit strange, but the wait staff and service, in general, was amazing. Perfect for large groups5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMCool hole in the wallIf you're venturing downtown, this is a great place to try. Hidden away in a building that a generous soul would describe as having Faded Glory, it's got hip-on-a-budget decor and an adventurous menu. Try the bacon wrapped matzo balls just cuz, and don't miss the broccoli. Absolutely delicious. My favorite item on the dessert menu was "buy the kitchen a round of beer". We did. They deserved it.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMYou could be more adventurous,You could be more adventurous, or play it safe with food choices. Loved the creativity and fun in several options. So happy to find such a place that isn't a "scene". Will definitely hit it up again.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMust try this placeFood is very unique but fabulous. Must try the latkes w/smoked apple sauce. The cucumber,
Crunchy garbanzo beans and avocado was amazing. It is VERY loud here and it is a smal
place so make a reservation .4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing, as always. DreamingAmazing, as always. Dreaming about broccoli and lamb!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMDowntown hip place inside a hotelInteresting set up in terms of where it's located and how you find it. I felt like I wandered into the set of 'The Shining' for a moment. Great food - tapas portions and great service. I'd go back.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite spots inOne of my favorite spots in LA...the food is always great but I think the craft cocktails have fallen a tad. I would love to seem them ramp up the bar vibe a touch.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA night worth spendingCame in for a Monday night dinner. Started at the Bar, and stayed there for dining given that the craft cocktails were great and the service was attentive, engaging, and very hospitable.
Had a few dishes which tasted excellent. The Papas and the Beef Tongue Con Feit were exceptional.
Ambiance was cool and anti which I like...given the old hotel scenario for a base and the lighting it came across like an old Mickie Spalane Episode. Which is a compliment.
As well, I really dig the exposition style kitchen. Being able to see the action is a good thing.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe entrance was dismal butThe entrance was dismal but we were met with friendly and attentive staff. Food was delicious with somewhat different flavors than you would expect. We enjoyed the latkes, the soy-ginger-chili broccoli, and the chips. Matzoh balls were dry and bland except for the bacon. Ambiance is rustic, lighting dim but pleasant. Nice to be able to see the kitchen as they created the food. Would highly recommend. Staff helped make this an especially memorable culinary experience.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food, ambiance was totallyThe food, ambiance was totally amazing, and by far one of my go to favorite restaurants! But I would have liked our waitress to have been a little more attentive. I felt like whenever we needed something we had to flag her down, it took a good 15min for us to get our first round of drinks!. I understood it was busy, so it wasn't such a big deal. If still come back and would recommend to friends. Loved the confit tongue, and definitely one of the best I've had.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a blast, the food wasHad a blast, the food was great!! The service was awesome!! Will def visit again soon3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat and unique place. DeliciousGreat and unique place. Delicious and unusual food. Relaxed talking atmosphere. Parking down street 7$. No photos in hotel (historic place). No cell signal. Loved the place stayed late too. Yummy dessert too.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AM