Hotel Palomar Restaurant
Has anyone been to the Central 214 restaurant in the Hotel Palomar. I have heard that it's expensive.
Good question. I'm skeptical of the whole Palomar place in general. There's something funny about taking an ugly building and converting it into ultralux condos / hotel.
Central 214 got a brief mention in D Home Blog,
but all I could glean is that the dessert menu sounds tasty.
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I am a relativist, when it comes to '60s architecture. The Kimbell, SI! The Holiday Inn, NOOOOO!
But I bet the new restaurant would do well to have a tasting menu reflecting the '60s sensibility: rumaki au gelee de raisin Welch, batons de poisson de l'ecole vieille, pot roast au soupe d'oignon Lipton, pommes de terre au gratin, les haricots verts au casserole, le gateau "grasshopper." Scott's "Fickle 500" would be all over it for a couple of weeks.
I've been to Central 214 three times now, twice for lunch and once for dinner. I consider the food to be very good and reasonably priced. The service is another matter. It ranges from horrible to just okay. Nevertheless, if you want to try a new place, it's worth visiting.
Yo! THIS IS NOT an ugly building.
It's a CLASSIC!!
My dad used to bartend at the Trader Vic's there.
So happy the new owners moved to moonies/drug addicts out of there and restored some much needed glory to this space.