Wilson in Culver City
Going to dinner for the first time tonight. What should I order?
Here's my two cents after dining there the other evening. First of all it's not easy to locate as others have noted. They also don't answer the phone to take reservations after 4 pm! No problem. We found it with the directions available on their answering machine and walked into a sort of hard/trendy environment with a very friendly staff. I have only compliments to the staff, they were professional and friendly.
We took some recomendations from our waiter and began with the prawns cooked in tumeric and served with harissa. I thought they were excellent, but a bit pricey (3 prawns for $12?). Tried the stuffed calamari with wasabi and thought they were just okay. I think found the entree choices quite limited, at least to my taste. I chose the salmon with fennel and swiss chard which I think had too much liquid and chard, too little fennel for my taste, although the fish was perfectly cooked. The other entree was a pasta with a mixed meat sauce that was rich and good, although Mr. Compucook wouldn't order it again.
Desserts were their granita combo of cantaloupe, watermelon and honeydew drizzled with a sugar syrup. Cool and refreshing, but too sweet and not enough fruit flavor. Mr. had the black forest cherry cake that was a flourless chocolate cake with a cherry inside and garnish. Very good! Good coffee too!
Nice place, but I won't rush back. The menu choices combined with the prices just didn't do it for me.
Went to Wilson for lunch today and loved it. It was awesome.
We shared a special summer tomatoe and homemade cheese appetizer that was divine, quinoa cake on a soup of mushrooms, and the fig tortellini. we had 2 deserts, the pear crumble and chocolate pudding. It was all amazing.....want more, want more. worth the money. this place is top notch without being snotty.