Wilson in Culver City
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.