The Park Restaurant in the Echo Park neighborhood of central Los Angeles is perfect for great nourishment and relaxation. The casual atmosphere is the ideal setting for American cuisine with touches of ethnic flavors. The Park Restaurant has a lunch menu, brunch menu, dinner menu and happy hour specials.
The lunch menu at The Park Restaurant also has breakfast choices including pork belly, steak and eggs, breakfast burrito, buttermilk fried chicken with French toast and a vegan breakfast burrito. Regular and vegetarian sandwiches, salads and soups complete the lunch menu. The dinner menu has imaginative options such as the grilled Scottish salmon and duck three ways which includes liver pâté, housemade sausage and duck confit. Be sure to ask about seasonal specials.
We went on a Sunday night on the recommendation of a friend and weren't disappointed. We found parking on the side street next to the restaurant. As it turned out, it was Southern BBQ night. The food was fresh and tasty, especially the blanched brussels sprout leaves salad - yummy! The staff was friendly and attentive. The prices were reasonable.
If you go during the week or on a Friday or Saturday night, parking might be somewhat of an issue. The restaurant is small so you might also have to wait without a reservation. Other than that, I'd totally recommend this 'neighborhood gem.'
Not a false note on the menu. Friendly, hard-working staff and great ambiance. Highest recommendation
The food and service are consistently fine and the menu is varied. Touches like curry oil on the squash bisque make it an outstanding bargain.
Cute little neighborhood restaurant, but the service was slow, the burgers salty and overdone, and just generally lackluster overall. Could have been an off night, and I hear better for lunch, but this was a miss.
I had their special of the evening, Mushroom Pot Pie and my sweetie had her favorite, Spaghetti and Meatballs. (See a previous review praising the Park for consistency - she still raves about their Spaghetti and Meatballs. Great flavor and texture.) The Mushroom Pot Pie had a wonderful broth, deep, rich with a savory flavor I can't quite put my finger on. The only down side was that the root vegetables were uneven in their texture - some tender, some tender-crisp. On the other hand, the sour cherry biscuit that topped the pot pie was absolutely wonderful - perfect texture - light, fluffy, didn't get soggy at all, and the subtle sour cherry flavor paired well with the mushroom filling. (The uneven veggies are why I rated the Park a 4 on food tonight.
It's a good problem when the soup AND salad are both tempting and same for the fried chicken or intriguing vegetable pot pie. Whatever you choose, you made a good choice, and the consistent quality is why we keep going back.
The Park always proves to be one of the best restaurants in the city where the food takes precedence over everything else. All the ingredients are amazingly fresh and prepared to perfection. On this occasion we had the buttermilk fried chicken which was the most tender piece of chicken we've ever had. The amazing thing about it was it is NEVER greasy yet juicy...it defies all logic. Flavor, tender, juicy and a generous proportion. Even the side dishes are prepared if they are the main course with the Kale, which I never eat anywhere else, was tender and tasty!
The service is always amazing, attentive but never intrusive. Great job Rob!
I have been dining here for 2 years. This is my first review but the feeling has continued and has been consistent since the first visit. There are no glitz, glamour or smoking mirrors, only a true culinary experience. At this restaurant the owner cooks for you every night. There is no relief team. Another great staple is the staff. The staff has remained the same since my first visit. The service is personal, friendly and they are knowledgeable. The quality of food and service is much higher than the amount that will come out of your wallet. Stay local and humble!
A wonderful neighborhood place near Dodger stadium in historic Angelino Heights. Very good food & service!!
Wine list so-so, but corkage is reasonable. Wednesday burger night gets you the best burger in town for only $6!
Friendly place, cozy.
My only complaint is the parking situation. But I have already recommended The Park.
I plan to go again.
I went with some work friends, and upon entering the restaurant, we were expected to pick up our own menus and wine list and pick up water glasses and fill them and take them to a table, which we picked out ourselves. Needless to say it was a bit difficult to hold the glass, fill it - which required two hands, and hold on to the menu and wine list. Not good service.
A great, three-course steak dinner for $20.00? Yes. This is the place.
We have eaten here several times and have always had interesting food and great service. It is a great place if you are going to the Music Center. It is only about 5 minutes away.
It is good for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our only problem is parking can be difficult.
We know what Col. Sanders' chicken tastes like. Josh should be a general.
The Park remains one of the best restaurants in the city where the food is equivalent to that of a 5 star celebrity chef restaurant! The Fried Chicken is amazingly moist and tender without being greasy and oily! Everything is fresh, tasty and the service is wonderfully attentive!
A definite gem in Los Angeles!
How does he do it? This week he was Persian. He's also been Mexican, Southern and on and on. So reliably excellent it's amazing.
I hosted an impromptu management meeting here - it was a little bit more upscale than I anticipated - but in a good way. From the outside it looks like a cute neighborhood cafe - inside is fresh, forward thinking, modern Californian cuisine. The waitstaff couldn't have been more accommodating. I'll definitely return, maybe with a for a "real" date and not a business date!
Really. Excellent. Great soup and dessert included and their fries are the best (sorry McDonald's, frozen isn't the same).
Always a pleasure . Accommodating, friendly, knowledgeable staff; menu items that I always find enjoyable; good wines (which are served as wines should be); and, for me, a location close to home.
Great food, good service and a friendly room of people. The best deal in LA.