More evidence that Culver City has become home for destination restuarants, not just local favorites. Nice atmosphere good, knowledgeable service and fine food. The monkfish is too incredible for words. The burrata salad perfectly balances creamy, salty and sweet flavors. You can have sophistication in a neighborhood restaurant. I would return whenever my whims take me there.
525 S. Flower St.bet. 5th & 6th Sts.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
A nice place to go if you've got a corner office. On a weeknight, the place filled up with executive types. Not necessarily dressed for romance, the atmosphere is definately for the local CEOs. Those without an expense account should stick to soup/salad and a pasta. Drago does it all well. Great beet salad and simple but memorable celery root soup. Pasta ribbons with pheasant was hearty. The chocolate pudding?? As rich as the bill you'll get.
Went on a late Saturday afternoon crowd that prooved downtown isn't for the homeless or aged arts patrons. Loved the open spaces and the menu with something for everyone. Loved the prices, portobello fries, the bottarga and roasted tomatoes and the pizza was good too. The grand menu may have too many choices. Whether the waiter or kitchen blew it, t the pizza order was wrong twice and we even got the wrong cream soda. Yes there's more than one.
8479 Melrose Ave.La Cienega Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
The chef that brought us Sona has learned to serve full meals at reasonable prices. This bistro produces unforgettable steamed mussels and frites with addictive aioli. The skate wing is perfection. The duck confit with spaetzle is fabulous but without any sauce, it seems dry. The place is crowded and loud. The service is fast and wants to turn over tables quickly, but won't push you out the door. I'd go back here long before I try Sona again.