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The Whale & Ale

3.9
3.9
50 Reviews
$30 and under
British

The Whale & Ale in San Pedro, CA is a restaurant and pub that features a casual atmosphere and live music on the weekends. Popular Whale & Ale appetizers include fried calamari, the Whale & Ale crab cakes, the ploughmanÕs plate and Yorkshire pudding cups. The menu also includes homemade soup selections, such as New England clam chowder and English beef barley soup. For a healthy meal, try the roast lamb salad or the cilantro salmon salad. Some English pub specials at The Whale & Ale include shepherdÕs pie, steak and kidney pie and steak and oyster pie. ThereÕs also a vegetarian entrŽe menu, and the restaurant offers a selection of desserts and puddings, including a slice of apple pie or a molten chocolate lava cake sundae.

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Menu

Appetizers

  • The Whale & Ale House Salad$8.00

    mixed baby lettuces with sliced mushrooms, crumbled blue cheese, chopped walnuts & creamy homemade peppercorn ranch dressing

    • Homemade Soups$8.00

      English beef barley, New England clam chowder or homemade soup of the day

      • English Chips$9.00

        side of curry mayonnaise

        • Fried Calamari$12.00

          lightly breaded served with cocktail sauce

          • English Sausage Rolls$16.00

            baked handmade English sausages wrapped in puff pastry

            • Tiger Shrimp Cocktail$16.00

              served with cocktail sauce

              Small Plates

              • Sautéed Mushrooms$15.00

                in butter, garlic, au jus & Merlot

                • Whale & Ale Crab Cakes$17.00

                  lump, blue crab meat, drizzled with homemade Thai mayonnaise

                  • Grilled Tandoori Lamb Chops$17.00

                    four tender grilled lamb chops marinated in tandoori sauce, yogurt mint sauce & rice

                    • Ploughman's Plate$18.00

                      a grilled English banger, small salad served with Branston® pickle, Irish soda bread & cheddar cheese

                      Salads

                      • Entrée House Salad$12.00

                        mixed baby lettuces with sliced mushrooms, crumbled blue cheese, chopped walnuts & creamy homemade peppercorn ranch dressing

                        • Chicken$18.00
                        • Shrimp$21.00
                      • Cobb Salad$18.00

                        with chicken or turkey, diced tomato, blue cheese, walnuts & chopped egg on mixed baby lettuces & house dressing

                        • Shrimp$21.00
                      • Cilantro Salmon Salad$25.00

                        cilantro dressing tossed with romaine & topped with corn, cucumber, tomato, feta cheese, asparagus & a sautéed filet of fresh Atlantic salmon

                        Seafood

                        • Traditional English Fish & Chips$18.00

                          Filet of Atlantic Cod in beer batter & English chips

                          • Shrimp & Chips$21.00

                            jumbo shrimp fried in beer batter and English chips

                            • Sautéed Alaskan Sand Dabs$24.00

                              fresh mushrooms, white wine & chives served with fresh vegetables & steamed white rice

                              • Filet of Chilean Sea Bass$39.00

                                seared, then pan roasted, topped with compound caper butter served with fresh vegetables & mashed russet potatoes

                                • Baked Atlantic Salmon$29.00

                                  seared, then pan roasted, topped with chopped tomatoes, capers, Chardonnay & lemon butter with fresh vegetables & mashed russet potatoes

                                  • Shrimp Curry$25.00

                                    sautéed jumbo shrimp in our homemade curry sauce served with steamed white rice & mango chutney

                                    Vegetarian

                                    • Portabella Mushroom Sandwich$20.00

                                      grilled portabella mushroom cap, pepper jack cheese, crispy onions, tomato & avocado on a sesame bun with a side house salad

                                      • Penne Toscana$18.00

                                        fresh tomato, basil leaf & chopped garlic

                                        • Curry$19.00

                                          fresh vegetables & mushrooms simmered in curry sauce with steamed white rice & mango chutney

                                          Sandwiches

                                          • The Whale & Ale Burger$18.00

                                            grilled chopped chuck steak patty, served with lettuce, tomato, crispy onion & sundried tomato mayonnaise, side of English Chips

                                            • Beef Dip Sandwich au Jus$18.00

                                              USDA choice prime rib of beef, roasted, sliced thin & served on a French roll with a side of English chips & beef jus dipping sauce

                                              Mains

                                              • Bangers & Mash$20.00

                                                two large English pork sausages, grilled & served with mashed russet potatoes, gravy & steamed fresh vegetables

                                                • Fresh Roast Turkey$25.00

                                                  served with steamed fresh vegetables, mashed russet potatoes, stuffing, country gravy & cranberry sauce

                                                  • Glazed ¼ Duckling$35.00

                                                    served in a Cumberland sauce of redcurrants simmered in port wine with a hint of citrus, served with fresh steamed vegetables & mashed russet potatoes

                                                    • Curry$23.00

                                                      sautéed skinless diced chicken breast in our homemade curry sauce served with steamed white rice & mango chutney

                                                      • Roast Rack of New Zealand Lamb$40.00

                                                        rubbed with garlic, mild mustard & rosemary, rolled in breadcrumbs, served with steamed fresh vegetables & mashed russet potatoes

                                                        • Roast Prime Rib au Jus

                                                          served with steamed fresh vegetables & mashed russet potatoes

                                                          • 10 oz.$31.00
                                                          • 14 oz.$39.00
                                                          • 20 oz.$45.00
                                                        • Grilled USDA Choice 8oz Filet Mignon$36.00

                                                          served with steamed fresh vegetables and mashed russet potatoes

                                                          • Rib Eye Steak$36.00

                                                            14 oz USDA choice rib-eye rubbed with rosemary & sea salt, with steamed fresh vegetables & mashed russet potatoes

                                                            • Beef Wellington$40.00

                                                              choice filet mignon & mushroom duxelle, wrapped in puff pastry, baked, & topped with Périgourdine sauce served with steamed fresh vegetables & mashed russet potatoes

                                                              Pies

                                                              • Shepherd's Pie$21.00

                                                                ground roast leg of lamb, ground filet mignon, onion, peas & carrots, simmered in beef gravy, topped with browned mashed russet potatoes & a side of English peas

                                                                • Steak & Mushroom Pie$22.00

                                                                  diced prime filet mignon & mushrooms in rich beef gravy topped with puff pastry & a side of English peas

                                                                  • Steak & Kidney Pie$26.00

                                                                    sautéed diced filet of beef & lamb kidneys in rich Guinness gravy topped with puff pastry & a side of English peas

                                                                    • Steak & Oyster Pie$30.00

                                                                      diced filet mignon & oysters sautéed in rich beef gravy topped with mashed russet potatoes & a side of English peas

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                                                                      What 50 people are saying

                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                      3.9
                                                                      3.9 based on all time ratings
                                                                      • 4.0Food
                                                                      • 3.9Service
                                                                      • 3.9Ambience
                                                                      • 4.0Value

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                                                                        HaveaBall

                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on August 28, 2014

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                        We had, over the years, made a habit of going to the Whale and Ale for all kinds of occasions for the family, but as the family grew we had to look for other choices due to the cost of the food and the size of the bill. So, my wife and I decided that for our 43rd Wedding Anniversary we would go back and see how, if at all, things had changed. To our great relief if had not changed at all. The food is to die for, the service was top of the line and we were treated with a specialness that helped make the evening memorable. We got free desert and champagne split of our very own complements from the owner and the waitress. It was just a special night with my special lady in a Great Restaurant that has maintained its' charm.

                                                                      2. I

                                                                        Itsjustmeandd

                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        3.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on August 23, 2014

                                                                        overall3food4service1ambience2

                                                                        If only the service and decor was better... I would go here every week for the fish and chips!

                                                                      3. VS

                                                                        VivS

                                                                        San Francisco

                                                                        201 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        4.0

                                                                        201 reviews

                                                                        Dined on August 17, 2014

                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                        Tried this restaurant for dinner with friends. Most of our group loved the food. My fish and chips was a nice portion. I loved the cod that was served. I thought the thick breading was too thick.

                                                                      4. M

                                                                        Mike

                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                        89 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        89 reviews

                                                                        Dined on July 10, 2014

                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                        Food was great. Service was very good. Ambiance is the English restaurant setting. The salads were small, but the entrees made up for it.

                                                                      5. RM

                                                                        RipM

                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on July 7, 2014

                                                                        overall4food3service3ambience4

                                                                        This is a charming English-style pub. I went for a special occasion dinner and overall enjoyed the experience. The plus, food was good, appropriate English beer and nice selection at reasonable prices. I had the steak and Mushroom pie which was about a B+... flavor was good, the steak average, but it came with a bland square of pastry set on top which was flavor and color-less .Would have preferred a baked-on pastry top. My partner had the Beef Wellington, which was fine. The service was strange, the waitress was very deadpan, no smile, energy, or enthusiasm. She wasn't really unpleasant but certainly didn't add to the experience...Lastly the busboy was wearing dirty black clothes and the place could use a little deeper cleaning.

                                                                      6. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                        3.0

                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                        Dined on June 21, 2014

                                                                        overall3food4service5ambience4

                                                                        Nice place to hangout. My seabass was tender and delicious. The service was excellent. If I lived in the area I would come again. However, I probably won't drive out from Orange County to come here for dinner again. For local people, yes do come and check it out.

                                                                      7. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        Dined on June 14, 2014

                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                        Great Calamari App. Sea Bass, Shepherds pie were very good! Our waitress was just great! Her great sense of humor and very good service really added a lot to an already very good meal! Thank you!

                                                                      8. CS

                                                                        CSDS

                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on June 6, 2014

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        The owner is an active part of the daily operations and it shows. There is a pride of place that isn't often seen these days. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is special, the live music is a treat and the staff are attentive. What more can you ask for??!

                                                                      9. U

                                                                        Ukeboy

                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                        Dined on May 23, 2014

                                                                        overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                        4 Day weekend start, food great, Fr. nite music great. The only issue was the wine from wine list not available and substitute when bill arrived was $16 more, ouch! not mentioned by server.

                                                                      10. m

                                                                        moviengrub

                                                                        Orange County

                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                        Dined on May 20, 2014

                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                        just a casual lunch after a round of golf-had the fish and chips-my friend had a sandwich-bartender was friendly and we were very welcomed.

                                                                      11. D

                                                                        Dave

                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                        98 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        98 reviews

                                                                        Dined on May 3, 2014

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Good foodd and Ales, service was good. Just like being in a pup in England!

                                                                      12. t

                                                                        travellover

                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on April 25, 2014

                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                        The restaurant was very nicely decorated and certainly had the feel of a pub either in England or Ireland with the dark wood paneling etc. The tables are a bit crowded, but I have seen worse. I ordered the duck and it was REALLY good. My husband and our guests had the fish and chips and found them to be the best they had had in quite a while. We each tried a beer we had not had before with the help of the staff and she certainly did not lead us wrong. Would go back there again the next time we are in San Pedro.

                                                                      13. R

                                                                        Richard

                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                        18 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        18 reviews

                                                                        Dined on April 3, 2014

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        The very best pub food this side of Liverpool. Everything is excellent.

                                                                      14. P

                                                                        Pete

                                                                        Omaha

                                                                        26 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        4.0

                                                                        26 reviews

                                                                        Dined on March 26, 2014

                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                        I was traveling and rather than find a restaurant in Long Beach where I was staying I ventured over the bridge to San Pedro and the The Whale and Ale. I had the Whaler Platter. It was great! Large portion of jumbo shrimp which was awesome, cod and wonderfully tender fried calamari. I enjoyed this dining experience and only wish my wife had been with me.

                                                                      15. K

                                                                        Kurt

                                                                        San Diego

                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                        Dined on March 26, 2014

                                                                        overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                        Our party of four enjoyed a nice dinner here before attending the Little Fish Theatre behind the restaurant. My Cadillac Margarita was excellent. My steak and mushroom pie was flavorful and topped with a flaky, light crust. Another in our party had the battered shrimp and chips. I had a bite and was impressed with the flavor and tenderness. My wife went with the fish and chips and while they weren't the best she's ever had they were more than adequate. The last of our group had the Shepherd Pie. The mashed potatoes on the top were a bit over browned in the broiler but she reported the flavor of the pie itself as very good. Service was a little slow but we had allowed plenty of time to make the 8 p.m. theatre curtain. Would come again.

                                                                      16. HD

                                                                        HappyDiner

                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                        26 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        26 reviews

                                                                        Dined on March 1, 2014

                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                        Food was great as always. Service always top notch.

                                                                      17. J

                                                                        Jacko

                                                                        Cleveland

                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                        Dined on February 28, 2014

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        I found this place on the internet. I wanted a quaint please to meet friends for a good dinner and conversation. They had a piano player in the bar area. We sat in the front of the restaurant. Great meal great conversation and the music was great background obiounce.

                                                                      18. MD

                                                                        MDBsvcs

                                                                        San Diego

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on February 20, 2014

                                                                        overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                        I ate the 'Classic English Fish & Chips' and I was very pleased with the taste and the portion size. I accompanied this meal with a glass of Guinness. The entertainment for the evening was Simon Spalding and James Hendricks singing and playing an assortment of instruments. Tunes ranged from traditional English and Irish dance tunes to Sea Chanties to original works by each of the guys. The pub was pretty full and a good time was had by all.

                                                                      19. R

                                                                        Rick

                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                        13 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        13 reviews

                                                                        Dined on January 25, 2014

                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                        We came for the Burns' Birthday salute and had a wonderful time drinking Scotch, trying haggis (interesting!) and enjoying prime rib and salmon. Loved the bagpiper. Our waitress, Sally, was absolutely wonderful. Fun night in San Pedro!

                                                                      20. n

                                                                        norster

                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        1.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on January 25, 2014

                                                                        overall1food1service2ambience1

                                                                        We had a horrible experience. I spoke to the owner and he said there was nothing he could do. I spent $200 on terrible food

                                                                      21. L

                                                                        Lindsay

                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        1.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on January 24, 2014

                                                                        overall1food3service2ambience1

                                                                        Recently we were at the Whale and Ale as a package for dinner and concert. We were a party of 5 and seated at a table big enough for only 2. We asked if we could have a different table as the place was near empty and was told no we couldn't. We ordered from a specific menu designed for the package which had a starter, main and dessert. Our drinks took quite awhile to arrive after the order. Next we ordered our meal and starter. The starter never arrived and we were served only the main course. The server had help from the kitchen and twice juice was spilled on one of our friends clothing - with no apology! All in all it was not an enjoyable experience and will recommend the theater pick a different restaurant to do a package with.

                                                                      22. e

                                                                        earlyeveningsenior

                                                                        Orange County

                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                        Dined on January 18, 2014

                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                        the food was real english pub and the restaurant had that authenticity to it. it had a good variety for my vegetarian friend too. i had the shepherd pie and found it excellent. the menu had something for everyone. the food portions were not too large, just right and the price matched, just right. i will keep that on my list to return to whenever i am in San Pedro

                                                                      23. JM

                                                                        JMgroup

                                                                        Las Vegas

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        Dined on January 17, 2014

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        The Whale and Ale is still a wonderful place to step out of the same old restaurant scene and into Great Britain. From the Decor to the food it maintains the feel like Piccadilly is just around the corner. Having travelled extensively in the UK I can attest to the authenticity.

                                                                      24. h

                                                                        heckonwheels

                                                                        Sacramento

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        3.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on January 11, 2014

                                                                        overall3food5service4ambience5

                                                                        Great food, good service, but menu on web site listed a much more extensive menu at significantly lower prices. It was a bit shocking to see entree prices $4 or $5 more than what we were expecting. Management needs to keep up on the web site to avoid sticker shock from their customers.

                                                                      25. I

                                                                        Idalvarez

                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on December 31, 2013

                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                        My husband and I frequent this restaurant but this was New Year's Eve. It surprised me that the menu was not the usual but any request we made for any usual item was promptly fulfilled with a smile. Love the service, how personal the staff make their diners feel is unparalleled. True customer service with an old time smile, some British flaire, and great eats is always in style at the Ehale & Ale.

                                                                      26. s

                                                                        sherlockjr

                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        11 reviews

                                                                        Dined on December 30, 2013

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        The Whale & Ale, an authentic British pub complete with dartboard, is a neighborhood gem. Be sure to ask for a shandy when ordering drinks. It's not on the menu, but it's an authentic British pub drink -- half beer, half ginger ale. Sounds weird, but oh, so good.

                                                                      27. DE

                                                                        DENNIS

                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on December 27, 2013

                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                        We always have a good time and good food when we go to the Whale & Ale.

                                                                      28. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                        2.0

                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                        Dined on December 25, 2013

                                                                        overall2food2service3ambience4

                                                                        Maybe I just didn't notice or the Owner changed Chef's but the first thing I noticed on the plate was the frozen vegetables - You know the perfectly formed carrots with the crinkle design. The fish and chips, a staple in most like establishments was just that a fish of over fried fish on chips...No slaw, no garnish and for the price, disappointing. The turkey dinner .ok - good turkey but very small portion and their traditional stuffing similar to what comes out of a box. Where was the HP sauce for the sausage rolls. Overall, an ok experience but certainly nothing special for the price.

                                                                      29. JM

                                                                        JimM

                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                        14 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        14 reviews

                                                                        Dined on December 7, 2013

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Do the tie-in with Grand Annex performance hall. Great value!!

                                                                      30. B

                                                                        Billd

                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on November 15, 2013

                                                                        overall4food4service2ambience4

                                                                        They did not have our reservation. They said that this happens often when they use your site

                                                                      31. t

                                                                        tablefor3

                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on November 8, 2013

                                                                        overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                        Looking for something different before the Cirque show. Hadn't spent much time in San Pedro before so took a chance. Expected a chain like atmosphere for pub food and instead found a real neighborhood pub. British ale on tap and traditional pub food. My wife had the steak and mushroom pie and I chose bangers and mash. My daughter chose from the kids menu and since she's on a vegetarian kick she went with the safe grilled cheese and chips which we insisted she eat with vinegar. We arrived and the place was nearly empty but when we finished our meal the place was completely packed. The service was good and the ambiance was more real than forced like you find at a chain. Definitely recommend if you like neighborhood charm and comfort food.

                                                                      32. A

                                                                        Apryl

                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                        28 reviews

                                                                        3.0

                                                                        28 reviews

                                                                        Dined on October 27, 2013

                                                                        overall3food2service3ambience3

                                                                        The British pub decor did not make up for the small portions and so-so food. However, my nephew did like his Chilean Sea bass. Maybe it would be nice for a drink with friends in the pub like atmosphere on a busy Friday? or Saturday?, but the bar was empty on a Sunday evening.

                                                                      33. w

                                                                        weniky

                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                        2.0

                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                        Dined on October 26, 2013

                                                                        overall2food2service4ambience3

                                                                        Food was okay but certainly not worth the price. Restaurant could use some upgrading.

                                                                      34. M

                                                                        Mick

                                                                        Tampa

                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                        Dined on October 25, 2013

                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                        Celebrated a friend's 50th birthday after seeing Totem in San Pedro. Yummy food, great music - Go Harry!

                                                                      35. ET

                                                                        ET00

                                                                        Sacramento

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                        Dined on October 24, 2013

                                                                        overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                                        The food is always exceptional at Whale & Ale. We usually eat Thanksgiving and other special dinners, but sometimes lunch. Never disappointed.

                                                                      36. G

                                                                        Gaetan

                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        2.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on October 12, 2013

                                                                        overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                                        I made a reservation for myself and my son last Saturday for 6:00 pm. Upon arriving at the restaurant (Whale & Ale), the receptionist ostensibly found no record of my reservation. I showed her the computer receipt, so she was forced to reluctantly acknowledge our presence. But she could only offer us a table in the back next to a high traffic area. At that time, there were at least two empty table in the front, but these were ostensibly "reserved". About an hour and a half later, as we were leaving, we noticed the two tables at the front were still empty. I would like to point out that this is the SECOND time this has happened at that particular restaurant. Needless to say, this particular establishment has seen the last of me.

                                                                      37. HD

                                                                        HappyDiner

                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                        26 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        26 reviews

                                                                        Dined on October 6, 2013

                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                        Went here for the first time for dinner on a Sunday night. Had a reservation, but it was not busy. I understand Thur-Sat can be busy. service was excellent. Food was pretty good. I had the prime rib, which, I don't know how a restaurant can get wrong, but at any rate had good flavor. I ordered it medium rare and it was done perfectly. Tried to talk him out of ordering it, but my son got the burger. He liked it, but it was expensive for a burger. He won't order it again when we return. My wife and daughter shared an appetizer and the Shepherd's Pie. We all tried the pie and it was delicious.

                                                                      38. M

                                                                        Mike

                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        1.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on September 28, 2013

                                                                        overall1food3service1ambience1

                                                                        The food was very late to get to us, the restaurant got a large group in before us and our order got lost so we were starving when the food finally arrived! We were there 90 minutes and we waiting for the food for most of the time!

                                                                      39. I

                                                                        Impatient1

                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on August 24, 2013

                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                        Manager went above and beyond to help us find a place to go, after dinner...felt very special.

                                                                      40. JS

                                                                        JSG33

                                                                        Los Angeles

                                                                        24 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        24 reviews

                                                                        Dined on August 23, 2013

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Friday night and restaurant filled by 6:30. Glad to have reservations to eat before going to see play at Little Fish Theater around the corner. The environment is very charming and we were very pleased with the food and beer on tap. The 10 ounce prime rib was delicious, cooked properly and the right portion. The sand dabs were also wonderfully cooked and served hot with rice and flavorful steamed vegetables. Real Hungarian strudel for dessert. The live music was a perfect background and not intrusive to our conversation.

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