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There's No Place Like Home on Hillhurst, Los Feliz

NinoHB714 Jul 21, 2006 03:58 PM

I just stumbled on to their website. What's the scoop on this place? Is this a decent place to have a casual lunch date?


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    monkey RE: NinoHB714 Jul 21, 2006 05:09 PM

    They have decent salads and sandwiches here. Not really a destination place for food, but a very pleasant place to sit outside and spend the afternoon.

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      silverlakebodhisattva RE: NinoHB714 Jul 21, 2006 05:18 PM

      Service suffers fom the Silverlake/Los Feliz curse (aka "Fred Eric Syndrome") i.e., not just inexplicably slow and apathetic, but to the point of humor.

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        greengelato RE: NinoHB714 Jul 21, 2006 05:22 PM

        the space is cute but the food is barely average. i went with 3 others, and we ordered 5 plates of food- omelette, nachos, mac and cheese, club sandwich, and something else...and we were all disappointed. save yourself and go to alcove.

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          janelle RE: NinoHB714 Jul 21, 2006 06:47 PM

          ghastly. i had the worst salmon salad of my life there - salmon so ossified and overcooked, i couldn't even cut it with a KNIFE. even their fries are terrible.

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            Slow Foodie RE: NinoHB714 Jul 21, 2006 08:25 PM

            As I've posted before, we only use it for take out. I think the fries (they're crinkle deals) are indeed perhaps the worst on the planet. A side of fruit is available with all sandwiches though and it is always very fresh and generous. The coleslaw is also edible. I usually enjoy one of the sandwiches--curried chicken is good, on passable sour dough bread. The salads are pretty decent-I didn't like the Mexican salad and have never tried the salmon but the others are fine. The vegetarian here at the office swears by the veggie wrap. The hamburgers are generous and medium rare as requested, if not earth shattering. The delivery service is terrific--very quick, few errors and good packaging. I'm pretty sure the ownership has changed and while there is nothing extraordinary, for work-a-day delivery, Home does a very nice job.

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              bo_burger RE: NinoHB714 Apr 2, 2007 11:02 AM

              Although we've lived in the neighborhood for 8 years, we've only just started going again to HOME over the past couple of months. The service and the wait were so terrible years ago I just cut it out the "possibilities" altogether. So far, for breakfast at least, things have improved on all fronts and we have been really digging the meals.

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                Silverlaker RE: bo_burger Apr 2, 2007 11:09 AM

                Wish the food was better b/c it is a cute place -- a better alternate is Dusty's (5 mins away, in SL). The food is much better and they have a bar --

              2. Oishii Eats RE: NinoHB714 Apr 2, 2007 11:26 AM

                Super cute place...but the food is pretty boring. zzzzzzz.

                Go to Alcove instead.

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                  mojoeater RE: NinoHB714 Apr 2, 2007 11:32 AM

                  I like the Chicken Pomodoro sandwich. Hubby likes the burgers. Portions are big, so my sister and I usually split a sandwich and a salad or appetizer. And they have a full bar now. The patio is really nice and it is less expensive than the Alcove.

                  1. Clare K RE: NinoHB714 Apr 2, 2007 11:47 AM

                    The service is painfully slow and the food is fine, but mediocre. It's a nice place to sit if the weather is right. Maybe try Blair's for lunch?

                    Clare K.

                    1. rednyellow RE: NinoHB714 Apr 2, 2007 04:25 PM

                      RUN AWAY FROM HOME!. Poor service, worse food, and I was rounded down on my change. I really hate that.

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                        Pesky_Humans RE: NinoHB714 Apr 2, 2007 04:52 PM

                        I have been to Home for breakfast a couple of dozen times and for lunch a few times. The sentiments already proffered by the rest of the folks here are pretty much on point. If you want bacon and eggs, something that is tough to mess up, then you will probably be OK. If you are looking to be dazzled, this is not the place. Service is mediocre. The patio is cool, but the trees tend to dump leaves onto your food. I don't think they have ever been trimmed. Decent coffee. Since I moved a little farther east 2 years ago, I haven't been back. I think I would rather eat breakfast at the Rustic Inn across the street. ©

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