Not a single thing to complain about. The fish & chips is the best in town.
Great quality and very tasty
This place is close to my house so we often walk there. The food and drinks are always great. I don’t think I’ve ever had a negative experience in the 25+ times I’ve eaten here. There is one little thing that irks me. You can only receive happy hour prices if you sit in the bar area. Why? If I’m having a meal with friends early, why do I have to sit at the bar to receive the lower price for the same drink?
They forgot our appetizer. The chicken on the quinoa bowel was dry. The pizza was very good.
Great Happy Hour, some very interesting choices, excellent service in the bar area, we will be back again and again.
Good food and service with reasonable prices. We tried the burger, chicken tortilla soup and fried chicken. All were tasty, well prepared and presented. Highly recommend!
I sent like the option of appetizers could of been a bit better ( dine La option) other than the the meal itself, I got the salmon was very good, in terms of flavor and portions. I go the key lime pie and it was delicious.
every close to home and great dineLA menu - good deal for dinner
the food was pretty DAMN good
- it was good comfort food
It worked out very well, food and service were excellent and I would come back here again.
My husband and I visited Central Grill as part of the Dine L.A. experience.
He ordered the fried chicken, which he thought was cooked nicely, but slightly bland.
I ordered the salmon entree which I enjoyed very much!
We went here before the Enchanted Forest at Descanso Gardens. Two couples and a 12 year old and we all enjoyed our food. Good food to split, pizza, salads, etc. Nothing fancy, but the food was good, easy to park behind the restaurant, prices appropriate.
We had a great meal and great service. It was hard to choose off the menu, everything was so appealing. We would go again!
We were looking for a new place for this years company holiday lunch- saw reviews and looked up the menu to see what type of food they serve. The server Bethany was super attentive and the food was fabulous !!
I have already recommended to several people and will be taking my husband there for date night.
Very coffee shop feeling. Extremely nice waitress, just no coming back to the table and ever checking on us. My mixed drink tasted like a Minute Maid mixture mixed with Vodka... not good.
My hamburger was extremely salty. My husband got the chicken under a brink. Did NOT mention garlic. He didn't like it (but did try to finish it), but smelt like a garlic bomb for 2 days.
Won't go back.
Our server was wonderful. Very helpful with the menu choices, attentive to filling our glasses,
food was very good.
I found the food wonderfully tasty and affordable. They have a small room for parties of 10 - 20 with a bit of privacy off the bar and a larger community room in the back for larger parties or gatherings. The main dining area is well appointed and large enough for a feeling of privacy when dining. The bar has a TV and is set off from the main dining room. Plenty of free parking adjacent to restaurant. Convenient location just north of the 134 on N. Central on a corner for an easy find. Since this is a new restaurant, you should give it a try. You won't be disappointed.
We're repeat diners and are still very satisfied. Great fish & chips and burgers. Good wine list, modestly priced.
We were not sure what to expect, but the food and service was very good. We came back several times over our weekend visit to the area.
I have been going to Central Grille since it opened. Last week I called and left a reservation for ten people. Only five of us were there so we sat in a booth but I noticed a beautifully laid table for ten. Oops, I thought, and within minutes I got a call from the hostess asking if we were still coming. I said, sheepishly, we were there already and in a booth. "No problem, Jamie", she said- "anytime".
I thought that was classy.
We were able to get in, eat dinner and get out in time to get to a performance at the Alex Theater.
We have been dining here regularly since it recently opened. The selection is limited but items are well prepared and nicely plated. I would like it if the vegetable sides were a bit more cooked, right now they are a bit underdone. A weekly special would add little variety for us regulars. Come for the Happy Hours stay for dinner. Try this place, you will like it.
Family get together. Thought it had good options and was a little more upscale than it actually was. Decent food choices but not amazing quality. Anything fried was way over cooked. My salad had 2 tomatoes when I asked for it as an extra topping. The service was good; waitress and staff very patient and polite. We stayed so long that we basically closed the restaurant down talking amongst my family, and they didn’t ask us to leave. We appreciated that. The bar was cute and the homemade kettle chips were probably the only highlight. Probably won’t be back since I live in Sherman Oaks, but I did appreciate the kindness of the staff — a rare thing in SoCal
This was my first time eating at Central Grille. The food and service were very good. I will definitely return.
Very kid friendly. However with the high ceilings and a fairly empty restaurant, the noise level with shrieking running kids was not restful or conducive to conversation.
The brussel spout salad and mashed potatoes are very good. The fried boneless chicken is also very good but very salty. If you are watching your salt intake, you probably want to skip this entry. Corn is a miss; it needs something to make it stand out.
Waitress recommended special of salmon burger which was a very good value and tasted great.
I wish the restaurant had thought to put an entry into restaurant from parking lot for handicapped and seniors in their 80s the walk in is challenging. (a missed opportunity)
Found this place on a whim on Yelp and so happy that Yelp was right for once! Great food, service and overall experience! Came for Sunday Brunch
It looks to me like "Shakers" was remodeled as a "Sports Bar" to appeal to the business people staying at nearby hotels.
I miss the "Neighborhood" appeal and menu of Shakers.
The desserts were the best part of the meal, especially apple boysenberry cobbler was delicious. The crispy truffle Brussel leaves and the braised boneless beef short ribs were very salty. I couldn't eat all of the Brussel since it was too salty and required me to drink a lot of water. Also the leftover braised boneless beef short ribs was given to my dogs for their dinner. We added rice to their meal. I guess the restaurant was short of help. When didn't see our waitress that often. If I go back, I will try something else.
The food was very good. They were nice about making substitions. Did a wonderful job in redoing the restaurant from top toj
The swordfish tacos were excellent. We noticed many of the same menu items that are also available at their sister restaurants, Central Park and Canoe House. There are also many interesting items that are unique to this location. We are looking to coming back to try them.
Salmon entree, Ahi appetizer, Zuchinni bread all excellent
The ambiance is great. Really good space. While the menu is good and the food is fairly priced for what you get, I have eaten twice there now and I have had slight indigestion afterward each time. The food is quite tasty, but a little greasy--I think that is the challenge. There isn't any "light fare" really on the menu. Even the salmon is relatively greasy/oily, although tasty. So, the food is relatively heavy, and although I have an amazing digestive system that can digest anything easily, the food here is just a little bit of struggle for it as the day wears on. I find myself having to drink *a lot* of water for hours afterward to "wash everything" down. You are full when you leave but you don't have that "and I feel good full" feeling afterward. Feels a little more "heavy full". Reminds you of the heaviness of midwestern/Ohio food, if I had to make a comparison, although very flavorful and well prepared. I'll go there again because it is close to where I work, but wish they would lighten some of the heaviness of the dishes somehow--particularly since I don't like ordering salads in restaurants.
Friends and I met for an informal business meeting over dinner. The service was very attentive and pleasant, the seating fairly comfortable, and the atmosphere was casual, but nice. The food was just great: two of us had the short ribs dinner, which was just delicious! The third person had a chicken tortilla soup and sweet potato fries--both of which she raved about. I'd gladly go back again for a comfortable, delicious dinner.
The spiralized vegetable was not as good as it usually is. I was there for a late dinner and felt the veggies had been prepped too far in advance. But other items were good like the burger and fried chicken and sand dabs. I'll be back.
GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE!!! Had the burger and fries and I was wowed!! A MUST TRY.
The food was good and service was good. We'll be back for sure!
Brian in the bar was great. The drinks were tasty and generous.
Sam our server was amazing. She knew the menu, she knew about the other restaurants connected to you place. She took initiative, attentive, from the heart
Food and service was fine. Unfortunately, there was one customer that had a voice as loud as fog horn so it was tough not to be distracted by his conversation and since the seating area for the dinner patrons is not that large there was no place that we could have been re-seated that would have solved the issue.
We have been here a few times and each time there is a loud noisy employee foursome chatting at the cash register, it is distracting, irritating and demonstrates poor management.
The menu is different and interesting but limited. The happy hour is worth trying and the deep fried artichokes are great. Their deep fried items have lots of crunch. We will go back but it's not an every week place for us. We miss the crostini at the Central Park restaurant in Pasadena.
This was our first time here. We both had the nut crusted salmon and it was delicious. It came with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. I will try the fish and chips and short ribs next time.
Cute new addition to the area