Four Days In West Hollywood
In LA at the beginning of September for four days and am looking for places with; great fish taco's, a low-key-type pub, trendy dinner place with good vegetarian options (can be thai, fusion, french... upscale is fine) and fav. breakfast spots.
Staying in the area of the Standard Hotel 8300 Sunset.
Any recommendations would be super appreciated.
first, make sure you make a reservation and request the front room. the earlier you go the better your chances.
i really like the scrambled eggs with creamed spinach with country white toast. for me, it's the perfect combination: softly scrambled eggs, creamy spinach, all sopped up with perfect toast.
i also like the buratta sandie with salsa verde, the fruit & nut scone or a brown butter tart served with a dollop of creme fraiche. the peach cobbler is also good. i like the olive oiled eggs and remember when they first put it on the menu when they returned from tuscany (i think they were hanging out at da delfina). i usually request the yolk runny, but it's hit or miss. my personal experience is that any egg i've ever ordered poached doesn't come runny, even when i request it, even when i send it back.
the ambiance is great and quintessential l.a. service is professional. they pull a respectable cup of espresso. great wine too. go and stop in next door to grab some granola and black rabbit licorice.
we also like grilled cheese night at the bar, thursday nights.
i don't think you can make reservations on opentable for brunch. me thinks you need to call.
Galanga Thai Fusion is really impressive. It's in a simple, low-key space on Santa Monica Boulevard, not far from Trader Joe's (the one on SMB & Poinsettia, NOT the one near Westmount).
The prices are great. Everything we had there was good, including the Basil Duck, the Eggplant, Pad Thai, Thai Iced Tea...Life is good!
Warning: Griddle Cafe can get REALLY CROWDED.
I completely agree with the Griddle, and here are some more ideas...
Table 8 - more upscale, and I go for the porterhouse, but I wonder what they could do for a veggie fan if asked? Probably amazing stuff
Mashti Malone's - best ice cream in LA cuz desert is important
Farmer's Market - lots of fun selections - Loteria probably has some good veggie items on board daily and maybe some fish/seafood
Hugo's - pumpkin pancakes for breakfast rock
Sweet Lady Jane - tea and sweet rolls and muffins and things and open late
Real Food Daily - kind of a crap shoot for vegan fare, but I have taken vegetarians there who swear by it
Newsroom - veggie and carniverous choices together - kind of a bustling scene, but wide variety and depending on what you get, can be kinda tasty